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.


Just noticed this as I was buying tickets, but the 10 Ticket Flex Pack has been raised from the $160 it was last year, to $180 this year. Big increase for one of the more popular my choice packs.

Can you give me any guidance on how to fill in the order form? I have a 10-pack but right now there's only 5 films that I want to order. Can I just request those as 1st choices and then just use the rest as vouchers?

Yes, you can specify just 5 choices. make sure on the envelope or order book to be clear you're only requesting 5 tickets in the space where it asks for that info. Note if you don't specify a 2nd choice for your 5 movies, you could end up with more than 5 vouchers depending on where you end up in the draw.

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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