The Toronto Film Noir Syndicate programs screenings of film noir, to allow audiences to experience these exhilirating thrillers from the past on the big screen, and promotes the work of those who brought their dark visions to life through these films. The TFNS screenings will focus primarily on pictures from the "classic period" of film noir from the 1940s to early 60s, but will also include examples of pre-noir from the '30s and early '40s, and later films in the noir tradition, such as "neo-noir" from the '70s and '80s in its series.

Through the screenings, the TFNS will highlight the work of directors, actors, and creatives who were integral to the film noir style, such as Fritz Lang, Otto Preminger, Orson Welles, John Huston, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Mitchum, Edward G. Robinson, Barbara Stanwyck, Veronica Lake, and many more. The TFNS also endeavors to foster a community around film noir enthusiasts, and will present screenings in traditional movie houses, as well as other "under the radar" venues, to keep these captivating and timeless films alive and on the silver screen.