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, […]

Tales of a Film Festival Volunteer – Episode Three: The First Shift

Well today was my first volunteer shift at the Varsity theatre for the Toronto International Film Festival! For the most part, I did tasks such as directing traffic and checking ticket stubs for re-entry into the theatre. I would say the highlight of my shift involved when I was assigned to help mind the press/industry […]

I may be a film festival volunteer, but I’m also an attendee.

Today tickets went on sale for the Toronto International Film Festival. Though technically, it’s the tickets that were left over from all the advance orders from people who had passes and coupon books.  As such, I would estimate that approx 40% of films (mostly in the first half of the festival) were sold out. Today I […]

Tales of a Film Festival Volunteer – Episode Two: The Training Session

A little delayed, but here is my recap of Sunday’s training session. Mostly it mostly involved going through various guidelines and etiquette (i.e. try not to get star struck while on duty), as well a tour of the theatre. The Varsity theatre, where I am volunteering, is one of the main hubs of the festival […]

It’s now official….

I just got my volunteer schedule for the Toronto Film Festival in the mail today. Expect my next log entry, for the training session, near the end of the month.

Tales of a Film Festival Volunteer – Episode One: The Recruitment Session

I decided to document my experiences this year as a volunteer for the Toronto International Film Festival. So, today I went to the volunteer recruitment meeting at Roy Thompson Hall (which, BTW, is where they show the Gala films at the festival). First was the spoken section.  Basically, they went through the guidelines and code of […]

I don’t know why I didn’t post this earlier

I knew this for about 4 weeks now, but I guess I never got around to posting it. It’s just that I am now officially a film major at York University in Toronto. My studies will concentrate of on film theory, history, and criticism. As such, hopefully in the future I will know what I […]

Film Festival Report – Revolver

Well, Revolver really turned out to be a slightly different film than I thought it was going to be. It takes a bit of a confusing turn halfway throught, and it becomes more than just a gangster film. Either way, I liked it and I think Guy Ritchie was bold for making such a thought-provoking […]

Toronto Film Festival – A Personal History

I thought it would be fun to recall my past experiences with the film festival, before I go see “Revolver” tommorow. Film Festival FreshmanOK, in 2003 I promised myself that I was going to go to the film festival. However, I was a little naive to how the system works. I went down to the […]

Well got my film festival ticket….

….and it was NONE of the films I mentioned in my last post. As a last minute pick, I chose to see, Guy Ritchie’s new film, Revolver. The screening is Monday afternoon and I will try to do some sort of report on Monday evening.