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About Film Circuit

About Film Circuit

Founded in 1989, Film Circuit is TIFF's national film outreach programme, engaging domestic grassroots networks and strong community partnerships to bring the best of Canadian and world cinema to communities across the country. From Prince Rupert to Charlottetown, Film Circuit has over 170 locations in over 150 communities. Find out if there is a Film Circuit location in your community and see what's playing.

Recent Canadian films such as Maudie, Meditation Park, The Breadwinner, Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, and Don't Talk to Irene have reached Canadian audiences from coast to coast. As well, Film Circuit groups have screened a diverse mix of engaging international films, including Loving Vincent, Faces Places, C'est la vie!, The Eagle Huntress, and The Other Side of Hope. Not only does Film Circuit provide filmgoers an opportunity to see films that may not otherwise be available in their region, it also provides distributors with an opportunity to extend the theatrical run of their films.

Each year, Canadian filmmakers and industry guests travel across Canada to introduce their films and participate in Q&A sessions with our Film Circuit audiences. Past guests include Deepa Mehta, Michael McGowan, Gordon Pinsent, Ruba Nadda, Don McKellar, Sturla Gunnarson, Maxime Giroux, and Jennifer Baichwal, who have travelled to communities including Wolfville, Nova Scotia; Bancroft, Ontario; Gimli, Manitoba; and Kamloops, British Columbia.

Interested in starting a Film Circuit group in your community? Contact us at to discuss further details about the initiative.


Help support Film Circuit's mandate to facilitate the exhibition of films to audiences that may not otherwise enjoy access to, build an audience for Canadian, independent and foreign language films and contribute to the growth of the Canadian film industry.