The Toronto International Film Festival opened on Thursday with the premiere of the WikiLeaks thriller The Fifth Estate, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Bruhl, Alicia Vikander and Carice van Houten, to name a few.

As the 38th annual edition of the film festival continues, star-spotters and cinephiles alike are offered a rare chance to see and — as was the case with Brad Pitt's surprise arrival on the red carpet for 12 Years a Slave — get an autograph from or pose for a photo with their favourite actors and filmmakers.

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Actress Carice van Houten of The Fifth Estate strikes a pose on the red carpet on Sept. 5, the opening night of the Toronto International Film Festival. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)

Throughout the festival, CBCNews.ca will be covering the premieres of the films with the most buzz (including The Fifth Estate, 12 Years a Slave, Gravity and Prisoners) as well as posting photos from the red carpet galas. From Brad Pitt, to Denis Villeneuve to Keanu Reeves, the top images from the red carpet will land here. 

The Toronto International Film Festival continues through Sept. 15.