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2010 Press Releases

Toronto International Film Festival Is Seeking Volunteers For September

Toronto – TIFF is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to lend a hand during the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.  Running from September 9 to September 19, volunteers are needed to help with a variety of tasks that will contribute to the overall success of this year’s Festival. Volunteers will be working directly with thousands of local and international film-lovers, filmmakers, and press and industry delegates. During the 2009 Festival, more than 1,500 individual volunteers supported TIFF, contributing just over 54,000 hours of service to activities throughout the organization.

“Our mandate is to celebrate diversity, promote inclusiveness and to provide a shared learning experience,” says Bob McCarthy, Manager, Volunteer & Intern Resources at TIFF. “Individuals can contribute their time and energy to our common cause: Transforming the way people see the world through film.”

The first step for interested volunteers is to fill out an application form online at tiff.net/volunteer. All volunteer applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

For more information on volunteering for TIFF visit tiff.net/volunteer.

The Festival is generously supported by lead sponsor Bell, major sponsors RBC and Blackberry, the Government of Ontario, Telefilm Canada, and the City of Toronto.

About TIFF

TIFF is a not-for-profit cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world through film. Its vision is to lead the world in creative and cultural discovery through the moving image. TIFF generates an annual economic impact of $135 million CAD and currently employs more than 100 full-time staff and 500 part-time and seasonal staff, and counts upon the largesse of over 2,000 volunteers year-round.

About TIFF Bell Lightbox

Currently under construction, TIFF Bell Lightbox, a breathtaking five-storey complex located in downtown Toronto, will provide a permanent home for film lovers to celebrate cinema from around the world and will propel TIFF forward as an international leader in film culture. Designed by innovative architecture firm KPMB, TIFF Bell Lightbox’s fluid structure encourages exploration, movement and play. The campaign to build TIFF Bell Lightbox is generously supported by lead sponsor Bell, the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada, the King and John Festival Corporation – consisting of the Reitman family and the Daniels Corporation – RBC as major sponsor and official bank, major sponsor BlackBerry, Visa†, the Copyright Collective of Canada, the Slaight Family Foundation, The Daniels Corporation, NBC Universal Canada, the Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation, the Harbinger Foundation, Mackenzie Financial, CIBC and BMO. The Board of Directors, staff and many generous individuals and corporations have also contributed to the campaign. For more information on the TIFF Bell Lightbox campaign, visit belllightbox.ca.

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