Wednesday, 3 September 2008

TIFF'08 Pre-Fest Vlog#4 - What to Expect here at Movie Moxie

Here is my TIFF'08 pre-fest Vlog#4.
Discussed topics are what to expect here at Movie Moxie throughout the festival and some of my picks for this years festival.

Notes & Links from Vlog:
What to expect during the festival: Daily posts, vlogs and polls!
Full list of Film to be seen at the bottom of the post.
Toronto really does have over 300 titles in regular release per year. See the lists here: 2006, 2007 and 2008 (so far).
TIFF's description the Vanguard program.

Looking for some festivalling tips?
Below I revised last years things to remember post. TIFF Talk also has a great list on Ticket Options and Festival Tips.

Remember your ticket
Not much is worse than getting to the theatre and realizing your ticket is sitting diligently by the door waiting for you. Keep them in with/in something you take everywhere. Could be your wallet, glasses case, bag or purse but make sure it's on your person when you head out.

Check your ticket
I'm sure you checked the film title, but it's always good to double check the date and time (am or pm... they have shows running from 9am to midnight) and the theatre. In the program book sometimes the eyes waver which you are looking at all those films and you don't want to find yourself at Ryerson when you need to be at the Bader.

Give yourself enough time
If you are particular about seating make sure you get there early. Also, some of the theatres are within really short walking distance of each other (Cumberland /Varsity/Bader) or pretty close to each other (Ryerson/AMC/Elgin) but others are a fair distance (Ryerson/Scotiabank). Also remember that many of the screenings have Q&A’s so the experience of that will exceed the end time in the program guide. I love the Q&A’s – they are one of the things Iook forward to every festival.

Wear comfy shoes
Especially if you plan on going early, or have multiple screenings to go to and/or quick treks across town.

Layers can save the day
Not all theatres are created equal. I tend to always bring a sweater whenever I go to the movies, and this I would recommend just in case and if you have the space and get chilly. Ryerson is notorious for being chilly and the Bader can crank the AC as well.

Ask the right person the right questions
Have a box office (ticketing) question? Ask the box office staff.
Not sure who to ask what question? Ask someone (volunteer or staff) who is the best person to talk to.
It's always great to chat with folks in line, but if you want to know something for certain - ask staff.

Full List of Films Movie Moxie is seeing at TIFF'08:

24 City
A Film with Me in It
Achillles and the Tortoise
All Around Us
Ashes of Time Redux
Biggest Chinese Restaurant in the World, The
Blind Loves
C'est pas moi, je le jure!
Dernier Maquis
Derrière moi
Detroit Metal City
Dungeon Masters, The
Eden Log
Empty Nest
Every Little Step
Fear Me Not
It Might Get Loud
Katia's Sister
Ocean Flame
One Week
Patrik, Age 1.5
Radio Love
Real Shaolin, The
Secret of Moonarce, The
Sky Crawlers, The
Still Walking
Take 52
Toronto Stories
Tokyo Sonata
Un été sans point ni coup sûr
White Night Wedding
Winds of September

The Toronto International Film Festival 2008 runs from September 4-13/08 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Bob Turnbull said...

We share 14 picks! Likely different times for many, but I expect we'll share a couple...

Did I mention I'm psyched!

Jamie said...

I'm inspired by how you have a new experience and explore a new country each year! My new experience this year will be Midnight Madness. I'm really looking forward to it!

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