Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Notes from yesterday's press conference

Besides the announcement of Galas and Special Presentations yesterday, the festival's directors mentioned some other points of interest...

Piers Handling, Director and CEO:
  • three cinemas in the new Lightbox center will be in use 'for sure' during the festival:
    • two cinemas will host art installations
      • 8½ Screens (Atom Egoyan)
      • E-100 (James Andean & François Xavier Saint-Pierre),
    • the largest cinema, with a capacity of 550, 'will definitely be used'
  • free repeat screening of the audience award-winning film Sunday, Sept. 19th
  • The Essential 100 exhibition opens Sunday, Sept.12 and will continue until the end of 2010
  • the Tim Burton showcase will run from 'late' Nov [18th] to April

Cameron Bailey, Co-Director:
  • the one day extension of the film festival will host repeat screenings; it is expected to be a permanent addition
  • a new TIFF for Free program, featuring films from the festival's past – for example,
    – as 35mm presentations, inside Lightbox, during the festival; tickets will be available "first come first served... we'll be announcing the program, and once you know the films that you want to see... get there early"
  • no free Yonge-Dundas screenings — "because this is the year we open our building, we've decided to focus our free programming in TIFF Bell Lightbox"
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