TIFF 2015 is almost here and I want to share with you what I am planning to see.
This year is going to be fantastic. There are a lot of great movies and a lot of celebrities coming, and most importantly TIFF is celebrating 40th Anniversary! Woohoo!
Same as last year I purchased a tickets package – My Choice Premium Pack of 6 tickets. Which means that I get 6 tickets for gala and special presentations (which involve red carpet and often cast Q&As). This is my favourite type of screenings as they usually bring the top movies as galas and special presentations.
I admit that the choice was tough. There are amazing movies that are coming, but I had to narrow the choice down to six. To be honest, my list has at least 20 movies, but seeing as the festival runs only between 10-20 September, I won’t be able to see all I want.
You can have a look at the full list of TIFF movies here – http://tiff.net/festivals/festival15/films
My priority list of movies that I would like to see is:
- The Martian
- The Danish Girl
- Black Mass
- London Road
The top three movies are my top choices, but sadly I didn’t tickets for them. What happens after you buy a tickets pack is that you are given a certain time window (a date and a time) to select tickets. How soon you are able to do that depends on the level of your membership (priority is given, obviously, to sponsors), so my window was September 3, almost a week after the selection was open. I wasn’t really surprised that those tickets got sold out as those are quite highly anticipated movies. I did get 4 tickets out of 6, which means that I will get the two remaining ones as vouchers.
Individual Tickets go on sale to general public on September 6 at 9am. I will try to buy what galas and other screenings that I want, and whatever I don’t get – I will rush. I successfully rushed a lot of movies the last two years, so it should be ok. And the schedule looks quite good.
|Thursday||10-Sep||21:30||LONDON ROAD||Elgin Theatre|
|Friday||11-Sep||21:30||THE MARTIAN||Roy Thomson Hall|
|Saturday||12-Sep||15:30||ABOUT RAY||Princess of Wales||Yes|
|Saturday||12-Sep||18:15||THE DANISH GIRL||Princess of Wales|
|Saturday||12-Sep||21:30||LEGEND||Roy Thomson Hall|
|Sunday||13-Sep||12:00||THE DANISH GIRL||Roy Thomson Hall|
|Sunday||13-Sep||15:45||EQUALS||Princess of Wales||Yes|
|Sunday||13-Sep||21:30||FREEHELD||Roy Thomson Hall|
|Monday||14-Sep||21:00||BLACK MASS||Elgin Theatre|
|Wednesday||16-Sep||19:15||Heroes Reborn||Scotiabank Theatre|
|Thursday||17-Sep||21:30||DISORDER||Roy Thomson Hall||Yes|
|Friday||18-Sep||21:30||STONEWALL||Roy Thomson Hall||Yes|
|Saturday||19-Sep||12:30||Desde Alla||Scotiabank Theatre|
|Saturday||19-Sep||15:15||THE DANISH GIRL||Princess of Wales|
|Saturday||19-Sep||21:15||LEGEND||Princess of Wales|
|Sunday||20-Sep||18:00||LONDON ROAD||The Bloor Hot Docs|
Some of the movies’ screenings overlap, so I won’t see them all, but still I am excited. I won’t be able to see The Danish Girl on the first day, which is a bummer, but I hope to catch it later. I am still not sure if I should watch Heroes Reborn as they are coming quite soon on cable, plus it is not the first screening, so I might end up skipping that.
For now this is my schedule and what I plan to do. Some days will be quite intense, but thankfully those fall onto weekend. (Some movies show up more than once in my schedule but it is only for my reference. I plan to see each movie only once.)
Whatever I don’t get to see at TIFF, will either hit movie theatres later this year or will be screened at TIFF Lightbox after the festival.
I am supper pumped. Are you?