For any Canadian in the film industry, September is a very busy time. The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is the optimal time for actors, filmmakers, producers, and directors to network and present their upcoming projects to peers and audiences.
As talent from Hollywood and all over the world touch down for the 11 day festival, creating massive hype all along the streets, there is another reason Torontonians feel so giddy during TIFF: The parties. Oh the fabulous events that take place make festival time feel like Christmas.
However, one event in particular is one of the most highly anticipated of the year. This is the Canadian Film Centre (CFC) Annual Fundraiser BBQ.
On September 11, 2016 the 28th Annual CFC BBQ was held at the beautiful Windfields Estate. Guests were treated to a luxurious BBQ, as well as, an abundance of other foods including BBQ favourites like corn on the cob and pizza.
For those looking to break into the business, this is an especially important event to show face at. With over 1000 people in attendance, this makes for a prime networking opportunity. Professionals in the industry were happy to meet fresh faces and share their knowledge and experience to those hungry to begin their careers.
The event was a huge success and the day was blessed with beautiful weather. Like any good party, the entertainment provided was exceptional. Thanks to the Slaight Family Foundation, performers Adaline and Tomi Swick hit the stage and performed for a full house as guests continued to eat, drink and be merry.
If you missed it this year, be sure to make note of it on your 2017 calendars. This is sure to continue being one of the best events during TIFF, and of the entire year.
For more information on the Canadian Film Centre, click here.