I've had a few commenters asking about tips on attending the festival once you have you tickets in hand. I have a post for that (http://tifftalk.blogspot.ca/p/going-to-festival.html), but probably the most detailed information I've seen recently is on Larry Richman's blog, where he's put together a series of posts on what happens during the festival:
Some general things to note:
- Theatres are generally not right next door to one another, so be sure you leave yourself enough time.
- Public transit, especially the subway, is the best and fastest way to get around. Check out the Toronto Transit Commission's site at ttc.ca for information on fares, routes, closures, and service advisories. One important thing to note is that there are still nightly shutdowns of the Yonge subway between Eglinton and Finch stations every night (except Saturday). If you need to head north from downtown after a late film or Midnight Madness, keep in mind that you'll eventually be shunted onto shuttle buses.
- One other thing to note with the subway: on Sunday, it starts up significantly later, so check the schedule for those days.
- If you ask a question during Q&A after a film, keep it short and actually ask a question rather than just gushing; no one else wants to hear that.