TIFF Red Carpet

TIFF 13: Video round-up

The festivities are officially over! The non-stop screenings, red carpets, interviews, parties and events have all wrapped, and the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival has come to a close. That’s both a good and a bad thing, since I already miss everything that was going on in the city, but I’m also really looking forward to a few minutes of relaxation finally.

Ron Howard at TIFF

TIFF 13: Interview with Ron Howard for ‘Made In America’

The Toronto International Film Festival is a busy event that is filled with remarkable filmmakers and stars, but it’s not every day that you get to interview someone like Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard. This year’s festival, however, offered up that opportunity as the director had two films at the festival: the action drama, Rush, and his music documentary, Made In America.

Kaitlyn Regehr and Nimisha Mukerji

TIFF 13: Nimisha Mukerji and Kaitlyn Regehr talk ‘Tempest Storm: Burlesque Queen’

Filmmakers Nimisha Mukerji and Kaitlyn Regehr have a mission: they want to bring the story of American burlesque dancer Tempest Storm to audiences, and between their Kickstarter campaign and taking their idea to the Pitch This! competition at the Toronto International Film Festival, it looks like it’s just a matter of time before they make it happen.

Lauren Lee Smith at Tastemakers Lounge

TIFF 13: A look inside Tastemakers Lounge

Movies and moviemaking are at the heart of the Toronto International Film Festival. You can’t have films though without stars and celebrities, and when they roll into town, that also means lots and lots of parties. To get those celebrities ready to party, there are a lot of gift lounges during the festival, but one of the longest-running, and most interesting, is the Tastemakers Lounge.

Nicole Kidman on The Railway Man red carpet

TIFF 13: First two days with Benedict Cumberbatch, Carice van Houten and Nicole Kidman

Two days of the Toronto International Film Festival are already in the bag, and it feels like it has just flown by in a strange caffeine-fueled haze. I’ve been preparing for TIFF for the last month, but between becoming a dad at the end of July, and just generally having too much to do, I never did end up feeling all that prepared for the film festival this year, but it has been exciting all the same as it whizzed by my head.