Awarded Partner Festival status with Toronto International Film Festival in February 2016, The Toronto Irish Film Festival (TIRFF) was founded in April 2009. Now in it’s 9th year, the Toronto Irish Film Festival celebrates the very best of Irish cinema and promotes the work of Irish filmmakers to the Greater Toronto Irish community and the Toronto film festival public. With sold-out screenings from 2010 to 2016, TIRFF has assumed the role of leading promoter of Irish film within Canada. Reaching a potential audience of 250,000 Torontonians of Irish descent, as well as millions of Toronto-based movie lovers, TIRFF provides a unique cultural destination for Toronto and Ontario based ex-patriots, from the very old and the very new, to connect with the culture of home through the magic of cinema.

Overall Rating
  • Ken Womack

    Really loved my time in Toronto with John, Michael and Nora. It was my first festival as a filmmaker and was the world premiere of my short film, and the TIrFF crew made me feel so welcome and appreciated.

    Great communication from beginning to end, and special dinner for a few of us filmmakers in attendance, and we even got to meet the Irish ambassador to Canada, Jim Kelly, who attended the shorts screening.

    Overall a terrific time by special people who were a joy to meet and spend time with. Highly recommend.

    March 2017