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Director Atom Egoyan on the set of <EM>The Sweet Hereafter</EM>. For more information about this image, please see CFE> image credits.
The Sweet Hereafter marked a turning point in Egoyan’s career. More than any of his previous films, The Sweet Hereafter...
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Les chasseurs d'ombre (Shadow Chasers) directed by Jean-Marc Lariviere. For more information about this image please see CFE > Image Credits.
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About the FRL


The Film Reference Library (FRL) is the ultimate resource for filmmakers, students, researchers, screenwriters and film and television professionals. The Library maintains the world's largest resource of English-language Canadian film and film-related materials as well as a wide range of local, national and international film resources.

The FRL Collection is accessible to the public through memberships or day passes, and the Library staff provides research and information services to people from all over the world. The Film Reference Library is a division of the Toronto International Film Festival Group (TIFFG).

What's in the collection? 

  • Over 17,000 book titles and 100 magazine titles
  • Approximately 2,000 scripts 
  • Two viewing stations — and a selection of 
    about 8,000 film and television productions
  • More than 60,000 film production files 
  • Special Collections
  • Funding and industry contact information and directories
  • A large and varied selection of other materials, including
    300,000 images, 10,000 posters and 6,000 soundtracks

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