Both the Toronto International Film Festival and Mirvish Productions will require all attendees to submit proof of vaccination?or a negative COVID-19 test?before entering associated venues.
TIFF?organizers announced the update to their health and safety protocols on Monday, a reverse from earlier statements when the festival’s co-heads said there were no plans to require vaccinations.?
The festival, which is scheduled to take place in Toronto from Sept. 9-18Alberta, which currently has a higher per capita case rate than Ontario,, is following theThe possibility of similar side effects.?hybrid model it established last year. In a June interview, artistic director and co-head Cameron Bailey told CBC News that they were “inviting?every film to present to audiencescan operate with up to 200 people., both in person and on the digital platform,” and suggested that model will become a permanent part of TIFF moving forward. Public digital screenings are limited to Canadian audiences.
At the timeNew York-based Pfizer and BioNTech SE of Germany have aske, Bailey and fellow co-head?Joana Vicente said audience members would have to wear a mask when in physical attendance, while a?vaccine requirement was “not in the cards” at the time.
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