Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Changes for 2011

The festival released a number of details for the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival today. Some changes for this year include:

  • The Festival Box Office is at Metro Hall this year, at 225 King Street W, on the concourse level. Entrance is on Duncan Street. It opens August 23, 2011.
  • The Princess of Wales Theatre is being used as a venue this year in addition to the venues from last year.
  • There is a TIFF Choice 5-Film Sampler Pack, where the festival programmers select 5 films for you.
  • There is a My Choice 20-Film Daytime Pack, where you can select 20 regular screenings that start before 5:01 PM. This appears to replace the 15 and 25-Film Daytime Packs from last year.
  • There is a Back Half Pack, where you can get 5 tickets for regular screenings from September 13 to 18 at half the cost of regular tickets.
  • There is discounted pricing for individual tickets if you are 25 or younger.
  • Advance Order Books are due at 7:00 PM ET on Monday, August 29, 2011 instead of at mid-day.
  • People are also reporting that the number of daytime screenings is being increased, which was a criticism last year from regular festival-goers. We'll have to wait for the scheduled to be released in August to see.
I'll posted a detailed breakdown of ticket packages later in the week, but prices seem to be the same as last year for both packages and individual tickets.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Upcoming Dates for 2011

Some upcoming dates for the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival:

  • June 20, 2011: ticket packages go on sale to TIFF members (except for Visa Screening Room packages)
  • July 4, 2011: ticket packages go on sale to to the general public at 10:00 AM ET (including Visa Screening Room packages); only Visa cards are accepted as payment
  • July 11, 2011: ticket packages go on sale for all payment methods at 10:00 AM ET (Visa, cash, debit; no other credit cards are accepted)
  • August 23, 2011: Festival Box Office at 225 King St. W opens and Advance Order Procedure begins. Film schedule available online.
  • August 25 - 29, 2011: individual tickets go on sale to TIFF members
  • August 29, 2011: Advance Order Books due by 7:00 PM ET at the Festival Box Office.
  • September 2, 2011: Advance Orders ready for pickup, ticket exchange for Advance Orders.
  • September 3, 2011: individual tickets go on sale to the general public at 7:00 AM ET
  • September 8 - 18, 2011: the Toronto International Film Festival
Note you only have to buy a ticket package if you plan on seeing multiple films and either want them to be selected for you, or you want to participate in the advance order process. If you just want to buy individual tickets, you can wait until they go on sale in September.
Generally speaking, most ticket packages do not sell out right away or at all, with the exception of gala packages, which get you tickets to gala screenings at Roy Thompson Hall or the Visa Screening Room.

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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