Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)
Can’t make it to Cannes International Film Festival this May?
Well, the film industry has another celeb-studded festival for you to attend! Be there at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) that takes each September, bringing Hollywood celebrities to Canada’s largest city Toronto for days. This year the event will take place from 8 – 18 September (11 day festival). Whether you are a cinephile or want to meet one of your favourite Hollywood stars; TIFF is the place to be.
Started in 1976, the festival has been going on for the past 40 years. Famous industry actors and directors arrive from around the globe. To name a few who hit the red carpet last year were; George Clooney, Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Penelope Cruz, Michael Moore, Ridley Scott and many more. The festival takes place at TIFF Bell Lightbox – this beautiful building holds learning studios, a film library, exhibition galleries and five cinemas. Nearby Roy Thomson Hall is the main venue for TIFF event, where celebrities walk the red carpet. Whereas, big shot parties commence over the onsite bar, restaurant and rooftop terrace.
Moreover, TIFF’s public component takes place on Festival Street that is run by the Lightbox. It is closed to traffic during the first part of the fest and is turned into a free street fair with live music, cinema-inspired art installations and food trucks. Don’t make it late!
Seats at the venues are first-come, first-serve. Lines begin forming one hour before the show time and that too if you have the tickets. Additionally, there you will also find the rush line, where hopefuls can wait for last minute tickets to become available.
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