Wednesday, July 14, 2010

2010 Opening Film Announced

Well, you've got to give the festival credit; after getting flack last year for having a non-Canadian film as the opener, they've done a complete 180 in the other direction. The opener for 2010 will be Score: A Hockey Musical, from director Michael McGowan (who has been at the festival previously with Saint Ralph and One Week), starring Canadian singer-songwriter Marc Jordan and Olivia Newton-John as the parents of a teenage hockey player who finds fame on the rink.

The film includes cameos from George Stroumboulopoulos, Evan Solomon, Nelly Furtado, Hawksley Workman, Walter Gretzky, and Theo Fleury.

Monday, July 05, 2010

2010 Ticketing Update

As of July 8, 2010, the following packages are sold out:

  • 15-Film Daytime Pack: 15 tickets for films starting before 5:01 PM.
  • Student One Day Pass - Friday, September 10
  • Student One Day Pass - Saturday, September 11
  • Student One Day Pass - Sunday, September 12
  • Student One Day Pass - Saturday. September 18
  • Student One Day Pass - Sunday, September 19
  • Visa Screening Room Weekend Evening 3-Pack: films at the Visa Screening Room on September 10, 11, and 12 at 6:00 PM
  • Visa Screening Room Weekday Evening 3-Pack: films at the Visa Screening Room on September 13, 14, and 15 at 9:00 PM
  • Double-Date Gala Pack: 8 tickets to 2 gala screenings at Roy Thomson Hall.

All the other ticket packages are still available.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Ticket Packages on Sale July 5, 2010

Just a reminder that ticket packages for the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival go on-sale tomorrow, July 5, 2010. From July 5 to July 11, you can only purchase packages using a Visa card. Starting July 12, 2010, cash and debit will also be accepted. Based on the opening times for the phone lines and the box office, I wouldn't expect the website to be taking sales until 10:00 AM.

You can purchase ticket packages through one of the following:

  • Online, at
  • By Phone: (416) 968-FILM (3456), 1-877-968-FILM (3456) Toll-Free, Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • At the TIFF Box Office until August 20, 2 Carlton Street, West Mezzanine Level, Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • At the Festival Box Office starting August 24, 363 King Street W.

Note that you only have to buy ticket packages if you want movies pre-selected for you by the festival, or if you want to participate in the Advance Order procedure. You can also wait until September 3, 2010 and buy individual tickets to films then.

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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