This year’s inaugural Studio District Film Party will host 1000+ Canadians working in the film and television industry. (YES, 1000+!) The party is being organized by Toronto ACTRA Women’s Committee, the Diversity Committee, and the Young Emerging Actors Assembly; they’re on a mission to cut through some of the noisy glitz and glamour of the film festival and direct a spotlight on the misrepresentation of women and diverse performers in the media. 

The evening promises not only important conversation, but also one helluva blowout that celebrates Canadian creativity and all of our hardworking homegrown talent.

As a red carpet teaser, ACTRA has partnered with NKPR IT Lounge to offer four lucky Shedoesthecity readers a gift bag LOADED with TIFF essentials.

For a chance to win, tweet: “Hi @Shedoesthecity, I support Canadian Film! Please send me an #nkprIT15 gift bag! #ActraGetsLoose”

Here’s what you could score:

Cross Pen 

Wanna write a screenplay? Keep a pen and notebook on your bedside table; some of the best ideas surface in our dreams.

Raccine: Hydra Perfection Contour Brightening Eye Care

The festival can take its toll, so combat tired eyes with this hydrating eye gel that targets fine lines and wrinkles with nutrients and antioxidants that are easily absorbed by the skin.

Saje: Rocket Pharmacy

It’s a demanding month. Take care of yourself with the best-selling therapeutic remedy roll-ons from Saje Wellness. Kit includes Peppermint Halo, Stress Release, Pain Release, Immune, and Eater’s Digest. 100% natural.

Square One $50 Gift Card

Find something new and fun to add to your fall wardrobe. 360+ retailers!

Organix Moroccan Sea Salt Spray
If you don’t have time to hit a salon, but want to add some gorg beach waves to your locks, spray on a little of this magic. It adds both fullness and shine to your hair.

Complimentary Service at Fuzz Wax bar

Maybe it’s finally time you went for it and got some serious Audrey Hepburn brows; the quickest way to a fab red carpet look. (Or wax your bush. Up to you, lady.)

David’s Tea

Take breaks between screenings with the delectable Pumpkin Chai from David’s Tea. Loaded with cinnamon, cloves and cardamom, with the perfect hint of caramel and pumpkin candy.

Barilla Pasta

Stars need to eat too. Stock your cupboards with Italy’s #1 brand of pasta, and you’ll always have something tasty to cook up, even when life is ridiculously busy.

Eat Naked

Keep ’em in your purse and you’ll never get hangry. Made from a cold-pressed mix of just fruits and nuts, these are packed with healthy nutrients for a bit of energy on the run. (No sugar and gluten-free!)


Long days and late nights require serious hydration. Lowest carbon footprint in the industry. PET and BPA free.

bottlegreen Sparkling Pressé

bottlegreen Sparkling Pressé combines naturally sparkling water with handpicked elderflowers, pomegranate, ginger, lemongrass, cranberries and oranges. An elegant non-alcoholic alternative!


After all, the film fest is about movies. Here are some favourites from TIFFs of yesteryear.

Tom Tailor Canvas Bag

All prizes are being delivered to the winners in a slick Tom Tail Canvas Bag.

WOWEEE! What a win. Enter now! Tweet, “Hi @Shedoesthecity, I support Canadian Film! Please send me an #nkprIT15 gift bag! #ActraGetsLoose”