While the 45th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival is not operating as usual (modifications include drive-in and virtual screenings), star sightings are actually possible this year – albeit not where they’d usually be. TIFF is doing several digital screenings and Q&As with celebs, many of which still have tickets available (or are free!), so you can watch exclusive premieres and bonus content from the comfort of your home – no running around Toronto required. Here are some noteworthy options (updated as of Sept. 15):

Celeb Spotting: Shawn Mendes, Kate Winslet, Colin Farrell, Olivia Colman, Jodie Foster and more 

Shawn Mendes will join TIFF honourees Ammonite star Kate Winslet, Anthony Hopkins and Nomadland director Chloé Zhao among others for the TIFF Tribute Awards on September 15th at 8pm ET/PT on CTV.

Celeb Spotting: Brie Larson 

The cast of TIFF 2015 People’s Choice Award winning film Room, including Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay, will come together to discuss the film as part of  “TIFF reunions.” Tune in to TIFF’s Facebook and Twitter for the free livestream on September 16 at 7pm.

Celeb Spotting: Denzel Washington

On Thursday September 17, filmmaker Barry Levinson discusses the art of directing with Denzel Washington.

Check out the full list of films and events at TIFF 2020 here.


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