TIFF 2008: Antenna Up!

Well, it’s that time of year again. The announcements are coming thick and fast around the lineup for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, which will run from September 4-13. A few days ago, I put in my order for a ten-coupon booklet, and will attend for the 14th year running. I’ve never seen more than about twenty films since I’ve always had to work, but I also like to keep it manageable. Every year seems to be bigger and more celebrity-focused, so I don’t mind rationing my experience a bit.

Besides, this year, my wife and I will be following it up with a trip to the Reykjavik International Film Festival in late September, so between the two fests, I hope to see everything that was buzzed about at Cannes and the other festivals this spring.

Instead of repeating lists of titles announced, I’m simply going to point you to an excellent resource which premiered last year. TOfilmfest is a simple idea, executed with the minimum amount of fuss. Every film is listed and there are links to reviews, and it’s easy to print out list of stuff you want to see. I’m keeping my eye on this site as the festival approaches, and you should, too.

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2 Responses to TIFF 2008: Antenna Up!

  1. Greg says:

    James, thank you very much for your recommendation! — this year I’ve tried to update the site a bit, so I hope the new layout is useful (if not, let me know!) — TOfilmfest.com is strictly a labour of love… 😎 — I got tired of waiting until the end of Aug for all the film-info, so I wanted to create something to help people decide what to see — while we all wait for the official-book to be released… 😉

  2. Bob Turnbull says:

    It’s very useful Greg, so thanks for it…

    I’m late in getting a post up to give my initial thoughts about the currently announced films. I’ll try to write something up in the next few days.

    James, I ended up getting a 30 pass book. Yipes! I figured I should force the issue and see how many I can squeeze in – I’m planning on taking a couple of days off and jam-packing them in on weekends. Cause, you know, I’m NOT going to Reykjavik like some people I know…

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