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Taking a Shot at TIFF

The red-carpet experience from the photographer's point of view.

Shooting red-carpet galas is like being in a sardine can wondering why the hell you’re there. Oh right, shooting TIFF celebs. But in many ways, it’s like shooting fish in a too-large barrel: some days you might get a funny smirk or a silly moment; other times, depending on where you’re positioned, you might not get anything decent at all, or you might get a million-dollar shot.

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TIFF 2011: Cut it. Print it. That’s a Wrap.

And just like that, 11 days later, TIFF '11 is a thing of the past.

Sundance gets Banksy. We get Mr. Brainwash. That's TIFF.

For lovers of film who fundamentally believe in some way or another that the medium provides the chance to (paraphrasing TIFF’s manta here, if only because there’s some truth to it) change the way we see the world, red carpets always rankle a bit. Painters and jazz musicians never seem subjected to all the flashbulbs and circumstance. All the fuss serves a weird function in artistically delegitimizing cinema, while also shoring up the system that allows cinema (or at least a certain kind of super-expensive cinema) to exist. Brad Pitt’s a fine actor, sure. But hanging over a guard rail just to get his signature seems so stupid.
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Torontoist TIFF Awards

The most eagerly anticipated awards of TIFF 2011!


Sure, there’s the Cadillac People’s Choice Award or the FIPRESCI jury prize, but what really counts when it comes to honouring the films of this city’s largest festival is the Torontoist TIFF Awards. There may be no money and little glory associated with the prize, but when it comes to recognizing the under-appreciated categories in the world of the moving motion picture there is no higher honour. We like to think.
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