Getting Ready for TIFF '23 & IBC: A Celebration of Creativity and Opportunities


The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and IBC are quickly approaching and promise to electrify September with cinematic enchantment and insightful glimpses into the revolutionary technologies and business facets driving the media industry. FilmTrack will have teams in attendance and is excited to see what this year brings. A lot is happening at both events - we dive into highlights here:

The Dates:


The 48th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival takes place September 7th - 17th. TIFF is reported to attract over 300K people annually and operates out of the Bell Lightbox in Downtown Toronto.


IBC, or the International Broadcast Convention, will be held at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre in Amsterdam from September 15th - 18th. The IBC is in its 56th year and expects around 37K+ attendees.  

TIFF & IBC Attendees

Here is a quick look at who typically attends these events:



  • Thousands of buyers from around the world
  • Actors, Directors, Producers
  • Press
  • General public/avid movie lovers/film students

  • Broadcasters
  • Content Providers
  • Production/Post Production Professionals
  • Consultants/Researchers
  • Media Distributors
  • Financial Services reps
  • Software Suppliers/Cloud Services reps
  • OTT Platform reps
  • Telecoms & Mobile reps
  • Advertising executives
  • VR/AR/MR reps
  • Esports/Gaming reps
  • Talent - actors/voice


Although some disruption in attendance may occur this year, TIFF and IBC both expect to hold their events as planned. 

#TIFF23 Highlights 

Last year, the festival underscored the power and significance of streaming platforms. The pandemic had catalyzed a major shift towards streaming, and TIFF22 proved the trend was here to stay. The event witnessed heavy buying from major streaming platforms, reinforcing their role in the new era of cinema. As we look forward to TIFF23, along with the hundreds of films that will be featured, we expect an even more diverse representation of streaming giants.  

#IBC2023 Highlights    

IBC is where the industry comes together to do business, network, learn, discover the latest innovations and technology, and prepare for the year ahead. A few session highlights we're looking forward to include:

  • IABM Session: State of mediatech - Key drivers of change in 2023 and beyond

In this session, the IABM shares their latest research on what's driving change in our industry, focusing on patterns in investment and business models. A panel will discuss the implications of these findings for the industry.

  • Thriving in the FAST Lane: Monetization for the future of FAST

Amid the rapid growth of FAST channels, a panel of experts delves into the requirements for maintaining the longevity of FAST channels to fulfill both audience desires and revenue projections.

  • Plotting the effects of disruption: Charting the new media ecosystem

Evan Shapiro, Media Cartographer, charts the course of global media disruptions and the subsequent opportunities, emphasizing adaptability as the key to thriving amid future industry trends.

  • IEEE: Unlocking Sustainability: Innovating a Greener Future in Broadcast and Media

In this IEEE BTS session, learn how innovative technologies, sustainable practices, and efficient content distribution are transforming the media industry, with case studies from pioneering organizations and expert discussions on harnessing sustainability for positive change.

We'd love to connect!

FilmTrack's teams are thrilled to participate in both TIFF23 and IBC2023, and are eager to engage with those looking for unified platform solutions for managing rights, royalties, financials, contracts, and aspects of production. We encourage companies engaged in rights management, networks, distribution, and streaming services to arrange a meeting with our teams to discover how FilmTrack can significantly save you money, streamline operations, and drive your business forward.

Join Us At TIFF or IBC!

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