Saturday, September 09, 2006

Festival So Far

I found it interesting waiting for my films to start this year. The festival trailer was mercifully short. Rather than a minute long art house film set to an operatic score, there was a simple title screen with minimal graphics that only lasted about 10 seconds, enough to get the festival logo up and some of the major sponsors.

And surprisingly there was no short on turning off cameras, cell phones, etc. like last year. Instead, Motorola had a short spot on the TIFF Talent Lab they are helping with, where a number of filmmakers were given video-enabled cell phones to create short films. Some people were complaining that the clips in the trailer were a little too short.

A lot of people have written about the technical problems with the Borat screening on Thursday night. My friend was there, and despite not being able to see the film, it sounds like the evening was interesting anyway, with Michael Moore and Larry Charles entertaining the crowd, along with Borat (Sasha Baron Cohen) himself! Some people seemed quite desperate to get into the rescheduled screening for Friday night; my friend got an offer of $150 for his ticket (which he declined).


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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