TIFF09: And We’re Off!

The 2009 Toronto International Film Festival began last night, however it begins for me this afternoon as I begin my first volunteer shift. From now until the 20th, it will be 100% TIFF coverage for me. This coverage will begin with my first volunteer log, which I will post this evening.

TIFF09: Pre-Festival Break

The Toronto International Film Festival begins on Thursday and I am taking a break for a few days before I officially go headfirst into the coverage. The coverage will begin on Thursday.

TIFF09: Long Wait, Good Picks

I changed things around for the first day of single ticket sales by heading to the box office bright and early in the morning. It was a good thing too, since I ended up waiting in the line from around 9:45 until just after 1:30. The long wait was worth it though, since I managed […]

TIFF09: The Calm Before the Storm

Tomorrow is the day single tickets go on sale for TIFF. Unlike previous years when they went on sale the day before the start of the festival, they are now on sale nearly a week before the festival. This may pose a problem later in the festival, since films will now go offsale sooner. However, […]

TIFF09: Schedule Launched

The schedule for TIFF was posted yesterday and now I have the daunting task of seeing what films I can fit into my busy week. I already had to eliminate a few of my top film picks, since the screenings conflicted with either my volunteer shifts or my school schedule. However, I’m sure that after […]

My Thoughts on Trick ‘r Treat

I remember reading about Trick ‘r Treat on Ain’t it Cool News way back in 2007 and I was disappointed when the film, which looked very intriguing, was pushed back before it’s October 2007 release. Now, nearly two years later, I finally saw the film as part of the Toronto After Dark film festival and […]

TIFF09: Special Presentations Thoughts

If I’m hard-pressed to find a film to see at TIFF, I always look towards the Special Presentations, since these films are already set for release and they are usually only at TIFF for their premiere. There have been many great special presentations announced over the last few weeks and I thought I would mention […]

TIFF09: Recruitment Becomes Orientation

Today was my returning volunteer orientation session. Up until this year, they were known as recruitment sessions, however now they have an online volunteer hub set-up, where I RSVPed for the session I wanted to attend. Being a returning volunteer, I had automatic access to the session, while new volunteers have to be invited to […]

TIFF09: Early Thoughts

Well my favourite and most busy time of the year is upon us again with buzz beginning for the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. For the fourth year, I will be making my rounds as a volunteer. This year, I hope to become a captain, however I would be content with remaining a normal theatre […]

TIFF08: Wrap-Up

Another edition of the Toronto International Film Festival has come to a close and not without a little controversy. I had come across an article yesterday asking whether the film festival has become too elitist. The article features quotes such as “if you’re not a donor or in media or someone important, it’s pretty much […]