The home of great film
New Releases, hand-picked classics, and exclusive talks with some of the biggest names in film — digital TIFF Bell Lightbox brings everything you love about TIFF to your home.
Watch films in your digital TIFF Bell Lightbox library from the comfort of your home or while you’re on the go. Visit digital.tiff.net to watch the best in Canadian and international cinema, and learn from the distinct voices behind the films.
Renting films on digital TIFF Bell Lightbox is another way to show your support for our not-for-profit cultural organization.
Note: digital TIFF Bell Lightbox is only available in Canada.
Terms and conditions: https://digital.tiff.net/page/terms-and-conditions/
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Ratings and Reviews
There needs to be a better way
It is completely ridiculous that I cannot browse nor rent within the app. Not on my phone nor my Apple TV. You have to use a browser to go to TIFF, sign in, then rent, then refresh your app, then play. Great choices, posters, trailers, and write ups but no way to do this in one transaction within the app. This makes NO SENSE AT ALL!
Barely functional, barebones app
I have the app on my Apple TV. To be positive, the streaming of HD quality picture is generally very good with a few minor jumpy buffering issues. But that is really all the app is currently good for — you cannot browse for available films within the app, requiring a rental on a browser first. Rentals don’t update unless you log out and log back in. Twice I have needed to delete the app and reload it to get it to update properly. Pause and play does not work — you have to menu-out of the film and press the onscreen play button to return to where you stopped. Definitely needs further development and debugging to compete with other streaming players’ functionality.
Terrible for streaming to TV
This app is terrible for AirPlay. It either won’t play the content at all, or crashes every few minutes. There is also no way to easily find where you left off as it restarts from the beginning every time you play a film. Very disappointing as any other app I’ve used for AirPlay has worked beautifully.
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- Toronto International Film Festival Inc.
- 38.5 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Apple TV
- Requires tvOS 10.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.