Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

FOMO be gone: The Globe’s TIFF celebrity social-media primer

For everyone who lives on (let's face it) the wrong side of the velvet rope, here are a few social-media accounts that will help you experience the film fest vicariously. Or: How to enjoy TIFF from the comfort of your own couch.

Caitlin Cronenberg attends the Producers Ball at the Royal Ontario Museum on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in Toronto. (Arthur Mola/Invision for Producers Ball)

Caitlin Cronenberg

Twitter and Instagram: @caitcronenberg

The ridiculously chic daughter-of-David takes amazing snaps – a good thing since that’s her gig. She is the official photographer of the NKPR TIFF Portrait Studio, so expect outtakes from that plus personal candids. (She’s got celebrity buds like Sarah Gadon and Robert Pattinson, so you never know who will pop up in her pics).

Anna Kendrick attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating"Charles James: Beyond Fashion" on Monday, May 5, 2014, in New York. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Anna Kendrick

Twitter and Instagram: @AnnaKendrick47

One of the sassiest social-media celebrities out there is also appearing in three movies at TIFF. The gossip blogger Perez Hilton recently wrote a post called “25 reasons why Anna Kendrick is the only person you need to follow on Twitter.” It’s an exaggeration, but only a slight one. Sample tweet: “You know you’re hung over when you brush your teeth with sunglasses on.”

Grey Goose Le Fizz, a bubbly cocktail prepared by Dimi Lezinska, is photographed Sep 4, 2012. (Moe Doiron/The Globe and Mail)

Grey Goose vodka

Twitter and Instagram: @greygoose

The strict no-cameras policy means what happens in Soho House stays in Soho House … unless you follow Grey Goose on Instagram. The premium vodka brand has been partnering with Soho for years now and will post exclusive pics of their star-drenched events, including the after party for Jake Gyllenhaal’s Nightcrawler.

Richard Lawson

Twitter and Instagram: @rilaws

Less than a day in Toronto and the always-observant New York-based Vanity Fair columnist has already weighed in on our city’s lack of Space Needles and wealth of Rollerbladers. His Instagram includes a pic of Wednesday night’s opening bash festivities (caption: “Degrassi Senior Prom”). Safe to say the guy who recently offered up scoop on Brangelina’s wedding will be able to do equal work in Toronto.

Zaib Shaikh and Kirstine Stewart attend the Big Bang Bash & Luminato Festival and Yves Saint Laurent Opening Night Party, Thursday June 5th at the Hearn. (Jenna Marie Wakani for The Globe and Mail)

Zaib Shaikh

Twitter and Instagram: @Zaib_Shaikh

Toronto’s recently installed film czar (better known as Toronto’s Film Commissioner and Director of Entertainment Industries to the bureaucrats) likely has something to prove at his first-ever film fest. The new gig means he will spend most of TIFF glad-handing with filmmakers. Hopefully he keeps at least a couple of fingers free for social-media purposes.

Producer Megan Ellison, left, arrives with Robyn Shapiro at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 12, 2014. (MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS)

Megan Ellison

Twitter: @meganeellison

The power producer behind Zero Dark Thirty and American Hustle will be in Toronto to support what is arguably the festival’s buzziest film, Foxcatcher (with Steve Carell and Channing Tatum). Her Twitter feed is a mix of industry speak and random musings. You might as well start following now, since 28-year-old Ellison will almost certainly be one of the It-kids for awards season 2015.

Actress Reese Witherspoon arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of"Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in Upper Manhattan, New York May 5, 2014. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

A few more #TIFF2014 must-follows

Story continues below advertisement

Report an error

The Globe invites you to share your views. Please stay on topic and be respectful to everyone. For more information on our commenting policies and how our community-based moderation works, please read our Community Guidelines and our Terms and Conditions.

We’ve made some technical updates to our commenting software. If you are experiencing any issues posting comments, simply log out and log back in.

Discussion loading… ✨

Combined Shape Created with Sketch.

Combined Shape Created with Sketch.

Thank you!

You are now subscribed to the newsletter at

You can unsubscribe from this newsletter or Globe promotions at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of the newsletter, or by emailing us at