TIFF ’11 Gallery: Canadian Film Centre BBQ

Norman Jewison

Norman Jewison
Norman Jewison

The Canadian Film Centre invited filmmakers, actors, industry and press together to celebrate the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, September 11, for the 23rd annual CFC BBQ.

CFC founder Norman Jewison welcomed the assembled guests to the event, which featured a performance by The Midway State, lots of food and goodies, and a number of Canadian stars and filmmakers.

One highlight of the event, which is partly a fundraiser and an event to promote the CFC’s efforts, came when CFC executive director Slawko Klymkiw accepted a $100,000 cheque from Wind Mobile CEO Anthony Lacavera for the company’s “Best Conversation Ever” contest, which offered a Canadian the chance to speak to anyone in the world. Film student Ian Holliday won the contest and chose director Christopher Nolan for his conversation, and Nolan was given the opportunity, as a thank-you, to select a charity of his choice to receive $100,000.


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W. Andrew Powell lives, sleeps, eats, and breaths movies and entertainment. Since launching The GATE in 1999 Andrew has enjoyed being a pest to any publicist who would return his calls.In his "spare time," Andrew is also an avid photographer, and writes about leisure travel and hotels around the world.