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10 stars, 10 reasons to love the TIFF red carpet Add to ...

For some, the Toronto International Film Festival means a 10-day movie blitz. For others, it means an opportunity to see stars in actual 3-D. Over its 38 years, TIFF has done a stellar job of attracting celebrities; they say they enjoy Toronto and its polite, enthusiastic audiences. But as the festival directors Piers Handling and Cameron Bailey noted on Tuesday, filmmakers and actors alike know that exposure in Toronto can be vital for kick-starting awards season.