TIFF Next Wave




Back in theatres for 2022, the TIFF Next Wave Film Festival runs April 22–24, with brand new movies free for anyone under 25. Join a live In Conversation With… Mississauga’s own Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, do some big-screen binge-watching at a Movie Marathon heavy on nostalgia, watch Battle of the Scores where music meets movies and concert meets contest, and connect with filmmakers for tips and inspiration in the Young Creators Co-Lab — all in-person at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Ticket Information

In-Person Screenings & Events

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Ticket Type
Under 25
25 and older
Official Selection Films
Movie Marathon
In Conversation With...
Young Creators Co-Lab
Young Creators Showcase

Digital Screenings

Official Selection Films

Pricing includes tax and fees
*Includes all seven digital films presented at TIFF Next Wave 2022

2022 Key Dates

In-person tickets on sale to the public
April 6
“Next Wave Digital Bundle” on sale to Members and the public
April 13
Digital single tickets on sale to Members and the public
April 20
Digital single tickets off-sale at 6pm
April 26

Founded in 2010, the TIFF Next Wave Committee is a group of 12 students ranging in age from 15 to 18 and selected from a competitive pool of hopeful young film enthusiasts. Hailing from specialized arts institutions, public schools, and private schools across the GTA, the Committee members’ tastes, opinions, and critical voices are as diverse as they are strong. Some are aspiring filmmakers, writers, and actors; some are interested in learning the business of film and festivals; some like planning cultural events; and some just love movies. All have demonstrated a spirit that has impressed TIFF leaders. With the guidance of TIFF staff, the Committee is charged with planning some major teen-oriented events at TIFF Bell Lightbox, including the TIFF Next Wave Film Festival.

The TIFF Next Wave Film Festival is supported by The Shawn Mendes Foundation.

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