New Celebrity Status at the Toronto International Film Festival

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Step into the bright lights and join internationally celebrated stars at the Toronto International Film Festival®, September 4 through 13, 2008. The Toronto International Film Festival in partnership with Auctionwire, presents an array of unique and specially selected film-experience packages for a charity auction that will begin tonight, August 7, 2008 at 9:00p.m ET.

This charity auction will support annual programmes that bring life-changing film experiences to adults, youth and children in Toronto and across Canada. Winning bidders will enjoy indulgent, exclusive celebrity-status adventures behind the velvet ropes.

TIFF08 auction packages range from the fun to the extravagant, including:

  •     A two-night stay at the Fairmont Royal York, one pair of tickets for each evening of your stay to a Gala Screening at Roy Thomson Hall with a chauffeured Cadillac Escalade.
  •     An exclusive photo shoot by Jeff Vespa at the WireImage Portrait Studio and two tickets to a Gala Screening.
  •     Tickets to the exclusive, invite-only Insiders Event to meet Festival programmers and select six regular tickets for you and your guest. Package also includes TIFF08 T-shirts, poster and Programme Book, two tickets to an exclusive TIFF party, and two tickets to the Closing Night Gala Screening at Roy Thomson Hall.
  •     Year-round Film Package - A Cinematheque Ontario Dual Membership, with access to discounted tickets and advance ticket sales for Cinematheque Ontario's year-round screening programme; ten tickets to Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children in April 2009 and a pass for two adults and two children to Sprockets Globetrotter Series, a monthly children's screening programme featuring films from around the world.

Soak up the excitement of the world's most prestigious public film festival, the Toronto International Film Festival. Experience a memorable moment in cinematic history, and join Toronto's film-savvy audience in creative and cultural discovery through film.

For more information about this upcoming charity auction, please visit http://www.auctionwire.ca/tiffauction or feel free to contact Amanda LeBlanc via phone or email.

Toronto International Film Festival
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) ranks among the most prestigious film festivals in the world, presenting the most compelling films from across Canada and around the globe. Through exceptional programming, memorable special events and remarkable filmmakers, TIFF provides its audiences with unparalleled access to ideas and perspectives that lead to exciting creative and cultural discourse through film

Bell Lightbox
Bell Lightbox is soon to be the world's leading destination for film lovers, and a major cultural institution on the Canadian and international landscape. A five-storey podium building located on Reitman Square in the heart of Toronto's downtown entertainment district, Bell Lightbox is designed by world-renowned Toronto-based architectural firm KPMB. The building includes five cinemas, two galleries, three learning studios, and an enhanced film reference library and archive. Bell Lightbox programming will give context to films through innovative cross-media exhibitions, lectures, new technology showcases and film-related learning opportunities for all ages. Visit belllightbox.ca for more information.

About Auctionwire:
Auctionwire works with the world's largest corporations, foundations, ad agencies and non-profit organizations to create successful auctions that raise money, increase brand awareness and generate positive publicity. With a history of success, Auctionwire is a leader in its field and is a trusted auction agency used by leading organizations to create and manage successful and profitable online auctions.

For information, contact the Festival's Communications Department at 416-934-3200 or email proffice @ tiffg.ca or contact Amanda LeBlanc, Marketing Director at Auctionwire, 416-636-8678 ext. 232, Amanda @ auctionwire.ca

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