Logistics Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 13 September 2017
Everyone i worked with was really knowledgeable and had loads of tips on either how to make good movies or what movies were really good to gain inspiration from. I would work with TIFF again if given the chance.
Administrative Coordinator (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 8 July 2017
Excellent job culture! So many passionate and fun people work here. They make the job great. Event planning has its downsides (long hours, weekend/evening work, and don't even get me started on Festival in September) but for those with the experience and drive for event production it is a great place to be!
Fun and exciting atmosphere, working with other film lovers
Long hours, mainly contract work with no guarantees for rollover
TIFF - Gallery Attendant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 14 April 2017
Chance to work for an excellent organisation and learn about film at the same time. The clientelle is fantastic as it is generally people who love film. The perks of being able to see any movie when you aren't working are incredible.
Ticketing Agent (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 6 February 2017
Working during the film festival can be hectic but it's fun. As a ticketing agent, you sell tickets to the general public or industry delegates. Sometimes the ticketing system can be temperamental but once you get the hang of it, you'll be fine. The managers are very nice, patient and helpful. Going to galas and premiers are fun! Sometimes you get to see celebrities too. Of course you get free tickets see great films, most of the time before the wide release.
Senior Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 13 April 2016
- Fantastic coworkers who strive to bring excellence. - Lack of strategic vision for the organization from upper management. - High turnover rate means that knowledge is not always transferred and issues are often repeated.
Front of House Assistant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 15 March 2016
The managers help you succeed and the training makes the experience seamless as possible. TIFF has a lot of foot-traffic, so problems inevitably come up. This will be attractive to future employers who want to hear about you succeeding in a under pressure.
Excellent workplace to grow skills and work on extremely interesting projects
DIGITAL DESIGNER / DIGITAL SIGNAGE COORDINATOR (Former Employee) – Toronto, Ontario. Canada – 9 February 2016
I learned a great deal with my time at the Toronto International Film Festival. A high paced work environment all year round but the run up to the festival in September is staggering. A large number of projects being worked on simultaneously with turnaround time being very tight.
Usher (Former Employee) – 350 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3X5 – 27 October 2014
Working with the Toronto International Film Festival, I can say that I have never had so much fun doing a job! There were many opportunities to meet interesting people from all walks of life who all had thier own
Movie industry (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 28 September 2014
I worked just for a few days, because it's was a volunteer and the Festival only takes 10 days. During the Festival and during my shift, i learn a alot of things about movie industry, and cinema. As a movie lover, i really enjoyed working for TIFF, i didn't really feel my shift hard. With my co-workers, we helped costumer to go assist their movie, check the guest list, helped each other to gives a best image of the compagny be spontaneous and welcoming. I really loved this experience.
Admin (Former Employee) – Toronto – 27 August 2014
Inspiring place to work, great perks, although you should expect to work a LOT for below average pay. Ongoing battles between corporate agenda vs artistic goals poisons the workplace somewhat. Despite all, working at TIFF provides great opportunities for film lovers.
Graphic Design Intern (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 20 July 2014
• Worked with various departments including Creative, Marketing, Philanthropy, Sponsorship, Advertising, and Editorial producing multiple projects. • Developed magazine advertising, posters, employee forms, promotional items, signage, and informational as well as festival booklets • Presented assets and assigned projects at weekly team meeting to members of the creative department • Helpful and friendly staff