Magazine article Screen International

Toronto: Ask the Experts

Magazine article Screen International

Toronto: Ask the Experts

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'What's your best tip for surviving/enjoying the Toronto International Film Festival?'Cristina Garza, Vice-president, Mundial Films

Rent a bike! Toronto is a beautiful and bicycle-friendly city and this is the best way to experience it. You'll arrive fresh to your morning meetings, on time for back-to-back screenings and you'll avoid those expensive taxis. Most places rent bikes for about $10 a day or $50 per week. But beware, this is best recommended to those people who are not prone to losing keys. And certainly not to those who like a few drinks in the evening.Arianna Bocco, SVP of acquisitions & productions, Sundance Selects/IFC Films

There's one place that gets me through the festival: Ravi Soups. Find it on Adelaide Street West.Caroline Couret-Delegue, Sales & acquisitions director, AV Pictures

My best advice would be to hire a publicist if you have films in the official selection, so you don't spend all your time running around keeping track of your talent.Isabel Davis Head of international, British Film Institute

For Europeans pushing through on the first night, go to a midnight screening as a great way to beat jetlagKathleen Drumm, Head of marketing, Screen Australia

Pack everything from tropical to arctic wear - the weather is unpredictable. …

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