Navigating TIFF through your smartphone

by Caitlyn Holroyd
Navigating all the festival happenings can be just a tad overwhelming. What are the best places to stalk (uhh, spot) celebrities? What films are worth seeing? How can I sneak into that impossible-to-crash party? Fear not – there’s an app for that.
Here are some of our favourite smartphone apps that will turn you into a savvy film festival navigator in no time.

Official TIFF
Your number one source on how to festival. The official TIFF app for Blackberry provides locations for theatres and venues, box offices, hotel and restaurant partners, art installations, and free programming along with where to go and what to see in between film screenings.http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/3299

Bloor-Yorkville
Always a haven for celebrities, Yorkville is your best bet for a Nicole Kidman or Woody Allen sighting. This app for iPhone allows consumers to browse information on the 1500 shops and businesses in the area and provides updates on happenings in the area via the live events section.
http://itunes.com/apps/blooryorkville

ET Canada
Your best source for festival gossip, the ET Canada app gets you up close and personal with all the celebs in attendance this year. Stay updated with star sightings, juicy party details, and highlights from the red carpet.

HitFix: Find Your Fix
A great source for entertainment news, events, theatre info, and more on your iPhone. Plan your weekend through the apps handy event forecast section, Tweet any celebrity encounters, and update your Facebook with thoughts on the film you just saw. http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/id341471502?mt=8

Toronto Star
Perfect for when you’re on the go, the Star’s app delivers all the latest TIFF news directly to your phone. Read reviews from the latest film screenings, browse photos of celebrities getting their daily Starbucks fix, and get info on all the festival-related parties.
http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/thestar-com/id379481068?mt=8

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