This year’s Toronto International Film Festival has been filled with a lot more opportunities to participate in interesting events that I don’t normally get the time to enjoy. There have been screenings and interviews, but I’ve also been out to a number of unique sessions that have been impressive, especially the OLG Dream Deck at TIFF Bell Lightbox.
If TIFF is at all consistent in any way, it’s the fact that I almost always start my festival experience with a Canadian film interview, and this year it was for the bloody, intelligent, and culturally significant Midnight Madness opening film, Blood Quantum.
Let’s talk about TIFF, shall we? This is my 19th year covering the Toronto International Film Festival, and while it feels slightly different every single time, it’s a great feeling to come back again. Like a friend said to me recently, there’s really nothing like having a press pass to one of the world’s best film festivals.