This year the Toronto International Film festival 2013 had over 300 films showcased the city was buzzing with Hollywood celebrity red carpet premieres, charity events and after party celebrations. This years top TIFF events included the 5th Annual Artists for Peace and Justice, Director Paul Haggis chairs the charity while in town for premiere on his film Third Person, the Roots Canada owner Michael Budman hosted fabulous celebrity charity event at his private residence ; Corey Mandel Entertainment organized the event, Bovet fine watches was official sponsor at the charity event which auctioned off watches to the tune starting at $40,000, while Celebrity singer Michael Bolton sang "when a man loves a woman", Maria Bello jumped into the Olympic size pool for the charity auction which raises funds for Haitian orphans ; CFC Canadian Film Council held their annual film fest BBQ formerly the Norm Jewisson Party, several hundred of guests attended the large estate on Bayview which was donated back by philanthropist E.P. Taylor; Canadian Dan Akroyd was one of the sponsors with his own Crysal Head vodka; several hundred film and tv biz personalities enjoyed the afternoon soiree, also Wendy Meldrum from HBO Canada's tv show Less than Kind . Best Buddies nonprofit, Honored Annette Benning and Ed Harris stars of the film The Face of Love, the charity seeks volunteers for one on one friendships with people with developmental disabilities ; One X One charity event for Matt Damon charity special guest Particia Arquette. Jake Gyllenhaal Premiered the film Enemy, GQ magazine hosted with Hugo Boss celebration at the new Chase restaurant; oysters and seafood soiree in the financial district; Ken Taylor Canadian ambassador which film Argo was based showcasing documentary; Late night private after parties hosted at exclusive Spoke Club; and celebrity, jet setter club Nikki Beach during the festivals first weekend till the wee hours of 4am. The Ritz Carlton Shangrila, and Soho House Hotels held several Grey Goose, Sky Vodka and Patron hosted cocktail parties, Celebrity sighting at all hotel including Four Seasons Yorkville, and Trump Tower in financial district. Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Aniston, James Franco, Benedict Cumberbatch of Fifth Estate thriller about wiki leaks, which opened festival with Annual Goose Party ..Cheers !
September 20, 2013