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.
Next Wave is back!
Watch bold, new films on the big screens of TIFF Bell Lightbox. Select screenings available online.See the full festival schedule
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Celebrating the work of emerging Canadian filmmakers in this series of short films created for youth, by youth.
Looking for film inspiration? Hear from industry experts and chat through ideas with other emerging creators in this series of in-person workshops and talks.
Discover the next wave of movie and music talent as four up-and-coming bands compete for one big prize.
They curate the festival. Big round of applause.
Have you ever dreamed of programming a film festival? 🎬
We are recruiting new members for the 2023–24 TIFF Next Wave Committee! Applications are open to high-school students across the GTA. Interested in applying? Check out our application and submit to email@example.com by May 22.
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.
Battle of the Scores spotlights the next generation of film and music talent by challenging bands/artists to create an original score for a silent short film. The films and their accompanying musical scores will be presented as part of the TIFF Next Wave Film Festival, April 22-24, 2022.
March 30: Programming reveal and Member on-sale
April 6: Public on-sale
April 22–24: TIFF Next Wave Film Festival