The Toronto International Film Festival attracts just under half a million people every year, making the festival one of the most publicly attended in the world.
It draws in people from all over the globe, including big name actors and producers.
Since the first festival took place in 1976, it has been running annually in September following Labour Day weekend and wraps up this Sunday on the 16th.
It can be said that it is like the beginning of the “movie period” and takes place right as awards season gets underway before it concludes with the Oscars.
Although it can be said that it’s not as important as the Cannes Film Festival, the Toronto event actually airs far more movies than the France-held fest. There are over 300 films at this years event that are broken up into several different categories- so it is definitely considered to be up in the hierarchy as one of the biggest film festivals on the planet.
It will be interesting to see how well some of the films do at the box office this year and how many are nominated for an Oscar in February.