Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Festival Volunteers

The festival released some interesting statistics about the volunteers who keep everything running from start to finish. Some of the more interesting stats:

  • There are 12,855 volunteers registered this year.
  • They will work 69,959.5 hours among them.
  • They speak a collective 44 languages, from Afrikaans and Arabic to Urdu and Yiddish, and everything in between.
  • Jennifer is the most common name among volunteers, and has been for the last six years running.

All the stats can be found here:


Don't forget to show your appreciation by giving a round of applause before each film when they run the trailer thanking the volunteers for their hard work.

If you want some insight on what it's like to be a volunteer, Sean Kelly is documenting his experience this year at his blog at:



My experiences at the Toronto International Film Festival. Note this blog is not affiliated with the Toronto International Film Festival Group or the festival itself.
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