Inside #TIFF19 on Twitter

By Michael Palombo
Wednesday, 4 September 2019

The biggest names in film and entertainment will once again descend on Toronto in the coming days for the Toronto International Film Festival (@TIFF_Net). Now in its 44th year, film fans worldwide will be seeing stars on Twitter during the festival. Tweet #TIFF19 to unlock a custom TIFF emoji and join the conversation.

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For the first time, we’ll be in the heart of the festival with #TwitterHouse, an immersive Twitter environment in collaboration with Elevation Pictures (@Elevation_Pics). The space will host a wide range of A-listers and #TIFF19 personalities during the festival.

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We will also be hosting a star-studded #SheInspiresMe event during #TIFF19 featuring the cast of the upcoming feature film Hustlers (@HustlersMovie). Scheduled for Saturday, September 7th at 2:00pm Eastern, this panel discussion will feature Hustlers stars Constance Wu (@ConstanceWu), Jennifer Lopez (@JLo), Keke Palmer (@KekePalmer), Lili Reinhart (@LiliReinhart) and Lorene Scafaria (@LoreneScafaria). It will be co-hosted by our global head of culture and experiential, Nola Weinstein (@NolaBeth) and Dr. Stacy Smith (@Inclusionists). 

The event promises to be a lively discussion covering cinema, strength and inclusion. Fans can watch live on Twitter via @TwitterWomen.

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The official @TIFF_Net account will also be home to a wide range of live-streamed broadcasts from key press conferences, red carpet premieres and masterclasses during #TIFF19. Top Canadian entertainment brands ET Canada (@ETCanada) and eTalk (@eTalkCTV) will also be sharing premium news and video content during the festival, making all three must-follow accounts for film stars during the festival. 

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Locals will also be seeing top #TIFF19 Tweets on the digital screens in Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square (@YDSquare) throughout the festival’s 10 days. Fans will be encouraged to Tweet their support for their favourite #TIFF19 stars with top Tweets selected for our massive outdoor display.

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The #TIFF19 buzz has been growing steadily on Twitter since the full slate of programming was unveiled a few weeks back. In past years, the Twitter conversation around TIFF has introduced us to emerging talent, future award winners and other industry trends. 

These are the #TIFF19 films and stars that have generated the highest volume of conversation in recent weeks. This is based on volume of mentions alongside either the #TIFF19 hashtag or the @TIFF_Net account. 

Stars

  1. Kerry Washington
  2. Matt Damon
  3. Adam Sandler
  4. Joaquin Phoenix
  5. Michael B. Jordan

Films

  1. Joker
  2. Knives Out
  3. Uncut Gems
  4. Endings, Beginnings
  5. Hustlers
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Keep tabs on @TIFF_Net, @TwitterMovies and @TwitterCanada in the coming days for the latest moments and memories from the festival, and don’t forget to Tweet #TIFF19 to join the conversation.

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Michael Palombo

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Entertainment Partnerships, Twitter Canada