Chugging coffee, making small talk and other ways hard-core TIFF fans survive the festival

Chugging coffee, making small talk and other ways hard-core TIFF fans survive the festival

(Image: Jocelyn Reynolds) (Image: Jocelyn Reynolds)
 

TIFF fatigue is a serious thing that tends to set in fairly early. It takes stamina to stay engaged throughout the ten-day festival, especially for truly committed partiers, stargazers and show-goers—some of whom have been averaging five flicks a day. We asked some hard-core fans milling about the Bell Lightbox (in the rain, unfortunately) about their endurance strategies for surviving the festival. Here, eight TIFF fiends on the benefits of caffeine, good company and effective bladder management.