Debbie from Scotland, currently based in Toronto, shares her experience as a volunteer at the Toronto International Film Festival. Being a volunteer at a film festival is no doubt one great way to immerse in such festival – it is a unique way to get to see a lot of movies and to learn about the making of such event from a practical point of view and of course there are lots of opportunities for meeting interesting like-minded people from the movie business and from all sorts of related areas, not to forget die-hard movie fans. This all makes such experience worthwhile, not to mention excitement must be constantly through the roof! 🙂
Thank you, Debbie from debbiewritesreviewshere.com, for sharing your experience and impressions 🙂 It’s a very good read 🙂
I applied to volunteer at the Toronto International Film Festival 2018 for a number of reasons; my ever-increasing interest in the organisation of film festivals, and how this varies from festival-to-festival (from the likes of Glasgow Film Festival to smaller events such as Discovery Film Festival (in Dundee), Africa in Motion (in Glasgow and Edinburgh), and ReelHeART Film and Screenplay Festival (in Toronto)); having recently moved to Toronto, I thought getting involved with the biggest festival around these parts would offer opportunities to network with like-minded film aficionados; and most importantly, free cinema passes for every shift I work (jk! But definitely a good perk).
Orientation was held early in August 2018, where I sat alongside 500 other keen beans, hearing the history of the festival and what will be required of us during the event this year. Short interviews afterwards provided us with an opportunity to express a preference…
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