The news releases have begun which means it's time to warm up for TIFF 08 which will fun from September 4 - 13, 2008. Information has been released regarding venues & ticketing as well as film announcements. Here are some of the highlights.
Theatre Locations 2008:
AMC Yonge & Dundas
Roy Thomson Hall (Opening Night, Closing Night and Gala Presentations)
Elgin Theatre (Special Presentations and Premium screenings)
Isabel Bader Theatre
Winter Garden Theatre
Which leaves out The ROM out of the list of locations from last year. I'm looking forward to checking out the AMC Yonge & Dundas pre-festival to see what it is all about and it is conveniently located very close to the Elgin and Ryerson. It makes that south end of town feel more cohesive with a grouping of theatres, just like how we have the Bader, Varsity and Cumberland all close to each other up on and around Bloor.
I think it's great that they have added a 15 ticket daytime lite pass, and a 30 ticket festival lite. Last year the options here 50 tickets non transferable festival pass, 25 ticket daytime pass and 10 ticket passes. More options to suit more needs from different festival goers. Ticket packages go on sale by payment with VISA only from July 7 through July 13/08 (online, phone, in person), Cash & Debit sales begin July 14/08 at 10am.More ticket package and box office info here, box office info here.
Festival Package, Adult $509.00, Student/Senior $431.00
Daytime Package, Adult $196.00, Student/Senior $157.50
10-Ticket Package, Adult $154.50
Midnight Madness Package, Adult $156.51, Student/Senior $100.00
Visa Screening Room Package 6 p.m./ 9 p.m.,Adult $350.00
Closing Night Gala & Pre-Screening Cocktail (September 13), Adult $175.00
Globetrotter Package (Evenings/Weekend), Adult $112.53
Globetrotter Daytime Package, Adult $99.23
Festival Experience Package (Evenings/Weekend), Adult $68.54
Festival Experience Daytime Package, Adult $63.42
Family Package, Adult $76.72
Wavelengths Package, Adult $66.49
New Passes/Ticket info:
Festival Lite, up to 30 films, $375.00
Daytime Lite, up to 15 films, $135.00 (one ticket per screening)
Student Card, $19.29 The Student Card allows students the opportunity to see up to five films in one day, for the price of one regular-priced ticket.
The Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 4 - 13, 2008 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.