Thursday, September 08, 2011

Toronto International Film Festival TIFF 2011

All of T.O. is giddy with anticipation as the 2011 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival TIFF opens today in our fair city and ends on September 18. The original Festival of Festivals was renamed TIFF in 1995.
From TIFF 'What began as a ten-day film festival (in 1976) has grown to embrace programming 365 days a year. TIFF offers screenings, lectures, discussions, festivals, workshops industry support and the chance to meet filmmakers from Canada and around the world.'

The red carpets are ready (and covered in plastic for protection) and the venues are set up and waiting on the top stars of the world to polish up and get ready for the cameras and the fans. TIFF has announced the following stars are expected to attend. 'The 36th Toronto International Film Festival® welcomes hundreds of guests this year. Filmmakers expected to present their world premieres in Toronto include: Davis Guggenheim, Francis Ford Coppola, Alexander Payne, Agnieszka Holland, Guy Maddin, Luc Besson, Bill Duke, Oren Moverman, Malgoska Szumowska, Bennett Miller, Darrell Roodt, Sarah Polley, Jessica Yu, 
Michael Winterbottom and Werner Herzog.
Actors expected to attend include Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Rampling, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Clive Owen, Gerard Butler, Jeon Do-Yeon, Jon Hamm, Shahid Kapoor, Michael Fassbender, Michelle Yeoh, Freida Pinto, Glenn Close, Matthew Goode, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel Weisz, Ryan Gosling, Salma Hayek, Viggo Mortensen and Woody Harrelson. Musicians include: U2, Pearl Jam and Neil Young.'
News teams are prepped and ready to film
And Bell has some blue and white candies ready.
Don't forget the long lineups.

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