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TIFF: Everything You May Have Missed at the Festival this Year

A week in, this year’s festival is stronger than ever!

The Toronto International Film Festival is a momentous time for Toronto’s social scene. From intimate panel discussions to global red-carpet premieres, a lot happens in a short span of time. So to help you make sense of everything, we’ve compiled a list of the most note-worthy moments so far.

Here, a round-up of our favourite under-the-radar photos of this year’s top talent  from the festivals panels, talks, after-parties and streets.

RBC Red-Carpet Gallery

Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf premiered his new film—where he plays a character based on his father—loosely based on his experiences growing up in the film industry this year at TIFF. Comparing the film to an "exorcism," and featuring references to his past career, the self-referential film is a must-watch for fans of the multi-hyphenate star. Photo credit: George Pimentel 

RBC Red-Carpet Gallery

Lucas Hedges

With a fascinating portray of Otis Lort, a troubled actor who started out in the film industry in his youth (and a character based on Shia LaBeouf's childhood), Lucas Hedges continues on his streak of critically-lauded films including Mid90s, Boy Erased and Lady Bird. Photo credit: George Pimentel 

RBC House

Renée Zellweger

The Bridget Jones actress is back at TIFF again with a portrait of mid-20s Hollywood starlet Judy Garland, in the aptly titled Judy. Fans waited outside RBC House to catch a glimpse of Renée Zellweger upon arrival after her wildly successful movie premier. She graciously greeted the crowd, waving to each individual and even introducing herself. Photo credit: Ernesto Distefano/Getty

Nespresso Coffee With Creators

Anne at 13,000 FT

The only Canadian Film nominated in the TIFF Platform Program. Photo credit: Nespresso

Nespresso Coffee With Creators

Dakota Johnson and Jason Segel

In The Friend, Dakota Johnson takes on a serious role, playing opposite Jason Segel as a person diagnosed with cancer in a weepie, but ultimately empathetic drama. The actors are pictured here at Byblos during a Nespresso Coffee with Creators panel featuring Matthew Teague, the original author of the Esquire profile the film is based on. Photo credit: Nespresso 

The Wrap x Moët & Chandon Portrait Studio

Antonio Banderas

Antonio Banderas in Toronto for premiere of "Pain and Glory" signs the Moët & Chandon 6L charity bottle at TheWrap Studio. The bottle will be auctioned by TIFF with proceeds benefiting their Share Her Journey initiative supporting women behind and in front of the camera. Photo credit: The Wrap x Moët & Chandon

The Wrap x Moët & Chandon Portrait Studio

Toni Colette

Toni Colette in Toronto for premiere of "Knives Out" signs the Moët & Chandon 6L charity bottle at TheWrap Studio. The bottle will be auctioned by TIFF with proceeds benefiting their Share Her Journey initiative supporting women behind and in front of the camera. Photo credit: The Wrap x Moët & Chandon

The Wrap x Moët & Chandon Portrait Studio

Bryce Dallas Howard

Bryce Dallas Howard in Toronto for premiere of her film "Dads" signs the Moët & Chandon 6L charity bottle at TheWrap Studio. The bottle will be auctioned by TIFF with proceeds benefiting their Share Her Journey initiative supporting women behind and in front of the camera. Photo credit: The Wrap x Moët & Chandon

Reel Asian TIFF Reception

Lance Chung

Our editor Lance Chung with the Fall 2019 issue of Bay Street Bull.
Reel Asian TIFF Reception

Carol Nguyen

Director Carol Nguyen (NO CRYING AT THE DINNER TABLE, Official TIFF19 short film selection) chats with Andrew Phung of KIM'S CONVENIENCE.
 
Reel Asian TIFF Reception

Yung Chang

Reel Asian Executive Director introduces Yung Chang as this year's Reel Asian Canadian Spotlight Artist. Yung Chang premiered his newest documentary, THIS IS NOT A MOVIE, at TIFF19.

 
Variety and AT&T Party Celebrating Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson

Photo credit: Johanna Carlo

AT&T On Location

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep stops by AT&T ON LOCATION and VARIETY STUDIO during Toronto International Film Festival. Photo credit: Getty Images for AT&T

 
RBC Red-Carpet Gallery

Susan Sarandon

In her role as a dying woman who asks her family for one last weekend together in "Blackbird," Sarandon shines. On the red carpet in this striking black suit and glasses, she is unstoppable. 

Photo credit: George Pimentel 

AT&T On Location

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu stop by AT&T ON LOCATION and VARIETY STUDIO during Toronto International Film Festival. Photo credit: Getty Images for AT&T

 
AT&T On Location

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks stops by AT&T ON LOCATION and VARIETY STUDIO during Toronto International Film Festival. Photo credit: Getty Images for AT&T

 
The Wrap x Moët & Chandon Portrait Studio

Ellen Page

Actress and director of There’s Something in the Water, Ellen Page, director of Harriet Kasi Lemmons, and Halina Reijn, director of Instinct, joined Sharon Waxman of TheWrap for the Power Women Toronto directors panel. Panelists shared their perspectives on the state of women in film, and the inspirations behind their films that debuted at TIFF. TheWrap’s portrait studio partner Moët & Chandon closed the evening with a celebratory champagne toast.  

AT&T On Location

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington stops by AT&T ON LOCATION and VARIETY STUDIO during Toronto International Film Festival. Photo credit: Getty Images for AT&T