4 things you need to know about TIFF

The things you need to know about TIFF today.

Just one more day to go until film festival officially kicks off

Actor Al Pacino will be the guest of honour at the 3rd annual TIFF Gala on Wednesday evening. (Andrew Medichini/Associated Press)

Here are four things you need to know about the Toronto International Film Festival for Wednesday:

  1. Pacino night: The premiere gala isn't until Thursday, but a star is being celebrated tonight. The third annual TIFF Charity Gala Event honours Al Pacino. For your TIFF 101 guide, click here.
  2. A later last call: The time of year all barflies love. Starting tomorrow, dozens of places will be open until 4 a.m. Find the full list here.
  3. The numbers: 392 films screening. The longest is 388 minutes, the shortest is only two minutes. 139 are world premieres, 36 international premieres, and 73 films are North American premieres.
  4. TIFF tidbits: Think you know TIFF? Test your trivia knowledge here.