08 Sep TIFF Survival Guide
The Toronto International Film Festival isn’t just a celebration of film, but an endurance sport that rivals Iron Man and Tough Mudder. If you want a relaxing night of cinematic delight, TIFF isn’t for you. Get your war paint ready, put on those comfy shoes; this film fest is the Mt. Everest of entertainment (but when you survive, it will all be worth it).
Whether you’re a TIFF marathon champion or festival freshman here’s a list of survival gear to help you make it to the finish line.
TIFF Survival Guide
1. The ISHU scarf is the modern day invisibility cloak. Whether you’re a celebrity or someone who wants to avoid the glare of a flashbulb, this scarf can hide your identity. Made from a highly reflective material, the scarf emphasizes the flash to the point that everything else goes black.
2. It’s going to be a busy week, and there is no way that you will be able to be tethered to an outlet for a much-needed charge. Rather than praying to the battery gods to help conserve that last little shred of power, pack your bag with a Mophie Juice Pack.
3. The hanger is real! Don’t let that beast out of the bag. Make sure that you pack snacks because you will be waiting in long lineups and won’t always have time to eat between films. I shove a couple of Clif bars in my pocket to help fuel me for the festival. They taste good and help fill you up.
4. I adore heels, but I cannot stress enough the importance of wearing (or packing) a pair of flats. Remember this is an endurance sport; make sure you are dressed for it. If you’re looking for a great pair of flats—or shoes in general—I recommend checking out Nine West.
5. Mother Nature can be fickle, and you never know when you might need cover from the rain. Meet Kisha the smart umbrella! With Bluetooth technology, you will never forget your umbrella ever again. The app also has a built-in weather forecast and notifies you of weather conditions.