The Toronto Irish Film Festival (TIRFF) was founded in April 2009.

TIRFF is proud to bring the very best of Irish Cinema to Canada - features, docs, shorts of all genres!

November 2021 we returned the theaters with a Pop-up Festival! Plans are underway for a full in person festival in March 2022 and the creation of year round programming.

Open to features, shorts and documentaries from Irish filmmakers in Ireland and aboard as well as Irish themed films.

Overall Rating
  • Great festival, and well-attended (especially for a weekend-afternoon shorts showcase!) at one of the best theatres in the city. John and Michael were super accommodating, too!

    March 2020
  • Martha McGrath

    This is a great festival. The festival directors are very friendly and made me feel very welcome. They hosted opening and closing receptions so there were many opportunities to meet and engage with people. At the screenings, they invited filmmakers to speak. With the quality of the films scheduled and the screenings taking place at the TIFF Lightbox theater in Toronto, it was a huge honour to be included. I strongly recommend this festival.

    March 2020
  • Anne Marie Kelly

    I was disappointed that I couldn't attend the festival, but felt included throughout and very much part of the event. A colleague attended on my behalf and said he felt like he was back home for the afternoon and loved every minute. Michael was great to deal with and hopefully, if my next work is selected, I will be in a position to travel over - I hope so!! Thanks to Michael and all the team!

    March 2019
  • Paddy Cahill

    Could not make the festival, but delighted to be included in an excellent programme and communication with the team was great.

    March 2019
  • Emmet O'Brien

    Lovely festival and good communication all round!

    March 2019