Some other blogs covering the festival that are well worth reading are below. Some of the bloggers are in the industry, others are just fans, but they've all been covering the festival for a while now. I always look forward to reading them to see what other people like and don't like at the festival, see what's got good buzz, and find out what else is going on, since it's impossible to catch everything. These blogs are great because they provide a more personal view of the festival, which is a nice contrast to the professional media outlets.
- Hana Dreaming: http://hanadreaming.blogspot.com/ (thanks for the nice words! I really enjoy your blog every year too)
- Crunchy Squirrel Goes to Toronto: http://crunchytiff.blogspot.com/
- Movie Moxie: http://moviemoxie.blogspot.com/
- 1st thursday: http://1stthursday.blogspot.com/
- Movie Martyr.com: http://moviemartyr.blogspot.com/
- Countdown to YYZ: http://glenlake8.blogspot.com/
Interestingly, everyone of them (and me) is using blogger.com.
Some additional resources you can use to help plan your festival include:
- TOfilmfest.ca: http://www.tofilmfest.com/. Very good way to search through the list of films by country, language, director, programme.
- TIFF Reviews: http://www.tiffreviews.com/2008/. Aggregates news from a variety of different sources, including both conventional media and blogs. Also has a good listing of all the films, and discussion forums.