Cannes? Check. Venice? Loved it. Toronto? Well, it is a long way for those of us that hang out in the European side of the world, but if you are a fan of UK film, try to head for Toronto for a ‘film-ic’ treat.
This year’s 35th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) takes place from September 9-19, 2010.
Historically, Toronto is where films with Oscar hopes come to start their race through the awards season and where unknown films suddenly gain a pitch and momentum all of their own – think “Juno” or “The Wrestler”.
There are a number of ‘downtown’ venues showing films as well as a healthy showing of films in the festival’s traditional Yorkville locations. And the stargazers and paparazzi are sure to be on standby outside the Four Seasons and Intercontinental Hotels in Yorkville, too.
If you have time to shop between watching movies, Divine Decadence Originals is the place to go for vintage couture.
There’s the Filmmakers’ Lounge too, a new meeting space for Festival filmmakers and industry professionals.
|Toronto Film Festival in Numbers*|
|9-19 2010 (9-19th September 2010)|
|35 the number of years since the first Toronto film fest|
|339 total films showing|
|258 are full-length features|
|That’s a total of 27,047 minutes of film|
|From 59 countries|
|‘127 Hours’ is one of the debuting films possibly in the running for an award or two|
*Source of figures The Detroit News 2010.
Toronto Film Festival: http://tiff.net/
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