Film Reference Library and CIBC Canadian Film Gallery
4th Floor, TIFF Bell Lightbox
TIFF Festival Posters 1976-2015
Jeremy Podeswa Collection
Jeremy Podeswa is a director, writer, and producer who has worked on projects like The Five Senses and Fugitive Pieces. This collection contains a wealth of comprehensive documentation relating to Podeswa’s films, particularly Standards and Eclipse. In addition to records relating to his films, the collection also documents his work as a publicist on such films as Dead Ringers, Car 54, and A Man in Uniform.
Peter Lynch Archive
The oeuvre of Toronto-born director, producer, and writer Peter Lynch includes short fiction, documentaries, music videos, and television commercials. He is best known for the Canadian cult classic Project Grizzly, which follows Troy Hurtubise on his quest to create an armoured suit that can withstand a bear attack.
The archive contains props, records, photos, audio, video, and film material created or compiled by Lynch in the course of his work. Titles include Project Grizzly, The Herd, Cyberman, Arrowhead, and Animal Nightmares.
Visit the Richard Kerr: Postindustrial exhibition in the CIBC Canadian Film Gallery
Visit the library and take in a free exhibition by Canadian filmmaker and artist Richard Kerr! Kerr transforms salvaged 35mm and 65mm film footage into lightboxes that emphasize the film medium as a sequence of images.
Announcing the addition of Allan King DVDs, made possible by Robert Goodwin
We are delighted to announce the Film Reference Library has recently purchased a collection of DVDs of the work of Canadian documentary filmmaker, Allan King. This acquisition was made possible by a financial donation from Robert Goodwin - a long time TIFF member and Allan King enthusiast. We are grateful for Robert's generosity, about which he said: "TIFF and especially the TIFF Bell Lightbox is the best thing that ever happened to Toronto, in my books. I'm delighted to be able to honour Alan King in my own small way."
Film Reference Library hosts Doors Open Toronto!
Join us May 28 + 29 for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Library, a centre for film scholarship that provides resources on all aspects of filmmaking to researchers, students, film makers and film lovers. Tours will begin on the fourth floor, and visitors will have the opportunity to view the 'In Love with the Stars' exhibit in the CIBC Canadian Film Gallery. Tours run daily from 10am-5pm, last tour at 4:30pm.
Archives Awareness Week
It is "Archives Awareness Week" at Ontario Archives! Did you know you can browse the Film Reference Library special collections online? Check out our unique film-related archival materials by using our "Advanced Search" page, and selecting a collection from the "Special Collection" drop-down menu.
Myseum Toronto's "Intersections"
TIFF and the Film Reference Library are participating in Myseum Toronto's "Intersections": a festival highlighting heritage exhibits across the city of Toronto.
Visit the 4th floor of the TIFF Bell Lightbox to view the HOME Exhibition, and learn the stories of the people, communities, and organizations that have lived at King and John streets since Toronto’s emergence as a city. Find out more!
Festival runs until March 31st. HOME is a permanent exhibit.
Reel Heritage Event: Film Ephemera and Collections Management
Join Sylvia Frank, Director of the Film Reference Library; Barbara Miller, Curator at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York; and Steve Wilson, Curator of Film at the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, Texas for a panel exploring how moving-image related props and other ephemera are exhibited, and how exhibitions of this nature facilitate access to and the preservation of collections.
Friday March 11, 11am–12:30pm EST