TIFF07: Celebrity sighting and plenty of standing around

It was a very routine day on my volunteer shift. In fact, today I only had three jobs that pretty much just involved standing around. Definitely not that exciting. However, today can be notable in the fact I saw Don Cheadle walk by at one point, which was a bit neat. My final shift of […]

TIFF07: My exhausting first day

My first day volunteering at the Film Festival left me very exhausted. I did some tasks that I was familiar with from last year, however about half of my time today was spent outside the theatre at the Rush line (a line-up for people to get last minute tickets). Some celebrities actually showed up at […]

TIFF07: My tour of the Film Reference Library

In an interesting pre-festival event, I took part in a free tour of the film reference library today. According to it’s website “the Film Reference Library, with more than 17,000 book titles and 60,000 film files, holds the world’s most extensive English language collection of Canadian film-related material plus the unique archival collections of Canada’s […]

The Festival is Nigh

It’s just a few more days until the start of the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival. I am all ready for my volunteer shifts this year. Once again I am volunteering at the Varsity theatre in Toronto on the 8th, 9th, 10th, and 14th. I will once again be planning to log my shifts. As […]

Festival Time!

Later today I am going to, once again, sign up for volunteering at the Toronto Film Festival. Like last year, I plan on logging my experiences in this blog. Keep an eye out for that.

Toronto Film Festival Wrap-Up

Today was the final day of the Toronto Film Festival. I’m sorry for not posting my final volunteer log, but since my final shift nearly consisted entirely of tearing tickets, there was nothing much to write anyway. So, what about the films I saw this year? Well, I already spoke about “The Dog Problem,” last […]

Tales of a Film Festival Volunteer – Episode Five: Shift Three

Today’s shift was a little on the slow side.  There were more press screenings than public screenings (in fact, there was only one public screening starting during my shift) and, as such, there wasn’t any of the hectic activity such as collecting tickets and guiding people to the cinemas. My main task today was as an […]

Film Festival Thoughts: The Dog Problem

I just got back from “The Dog Problem.”  I found it a pretty average comedy.  I laughed out loud at parts, so that’s always good. This happened to be the world premiere and, as such, it has actor/director Scott Caan, actor Giovanni Ribisi, and actress Mena Suvari in attendance.  I definitely found that an interested experience. I have […]

Tales of a Film Festival Volunteer – Episode Four: The Second Shift

Second shift…it started off pretty much the same as the last shift, with me collecting tickets for a screening.  I was then assigned to check tickets at the door and I spent about half an hour saying nothing but “down the hall” as the people were entering the theatre. Today’s highlight came in the form as […]

Tough time finding screenings

I’ve been going through the Film Festival schedule to earmark films to buy tickets for.  However, thanks to my volunteer shifts and school (as well as sold out screenings) the amount of films that I have to choose are very limited. I’m going by the philosophy of “the later the better” to choose films. That is, […]