News & Opinion | July 15, 2014 9:00 am

Think Fest

By The Editors

Bad news first. The Oscar invites we requested for all of our readers apparently got lost in the mail.

We’re tending to the matter straightaway.

Good news, meantime: Toronto hosts an annual film festival with a reputation for presaging Oscar contenders, and we’ve got a pair of tickets up for grabs.

We’re calling it the TIFF Insider Giveaway, hosted in partnership with Netted and Headlines & Heroes, and we’re taking entries for a weekend of movie screenings, after-parties and at-large living large.

Fact: the Toronto International Film Festival is democratic. It’s the Thomas Jefferson of the festival circuit. No jury. No best actor/actress/film. Just a People’s Choice Award for the flick most beloved by attendees.

Also fact: that award routinely predicts the Academy’s Best Picture (read: 12 Years a Slave; The King’s Speech; Slumdog Millionaire). Conclusion: the people know best.

In addition to being one of those people, our winner will receive:

  • Round-trip airfare for two plus three nights lodging in Toronto

  • 2 TIFF Choice Premium Sampler Tickets, good for access to three “premium film” screenings of your choice

  • Invites to one larger-than-life TIFF after-party

Can’t hurt to enter, eh.