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Toronto International Film Festival plans return to in-person, digital hybrid

Organizers of the Toronto International Film Festival say they're sticking with a hybrid model as they plan for September.

TIFF scheduled to run from Sept. 9 to 18

Toronto International Film Festival signs and attractions on Sept. 5, 2019 in Toronto. Organizers announced TIFF will take place in an in-person, digital hybrid for 2021. (Michael Wilson/CBC)

Organizers of the Toronto International Film Festival say they're sticking with a hybrid model as they plan for September.

In an email outlining this year's press accreditation process, organizers say they hope to offer both digital and in-person screenings at the fest.

TIFF experimented with that format last year when health authorities restricted gathering sizes to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

TIFF offered a dramatically scaled-down film slate, public screenings at a reduced capacity and drive-in shows for a select number of titles.

Some TIFF films were available for public ticketholders to stream at home.

Media representatives for the festival declined to offer further details on their plan for 2021. TIFF runs Sept. 9 to 18.
 

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