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TIFFBOT: Meet The Robot Film Critic That Will Help You Decide What to Watch at the Toronto Film Festival

The movie-loving chatbot will help you navigate the festival's film schedule in advance.


This year there’s a new film robot to help movie lovers experience the best movies at the Toronto Film Festival. Meet TIFFBOT, the film fanatic chatbot that will help you navigate the 300 + movie schedule in advance of this year’s event.

Built by Toronto digital product agency TWG in partnership with creative communications agency 88 Creative, this little new gadget has searched through the movies playing at TIFF and curated top picks across multiple genres, factoring in awards buzz and big-name stars.

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So, how do you use it? Simply add TIFFBOT to Facebook Messenger by clicking “Ready to Talk Movies?” on the landing page and ask for a recommendation by genre, or for one of TIFFBOT’s top picks. The film bot will then suggest a movie, tell you why it’s buzz-worthy and provide a link to the trailer and to the movie’s page on the TIFF website to buy tickets. Cool, right?!

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This year’s annual festival will feature a slew of Oscar contenders and films such as “It’s Only the End of the World,” “Mean Dreams,” “Blair Witch,” “Jackie,” “Moonlight” and so many more buzz-worthy pictures. Click here for the lineup so far. 

And don’t forget to get prepared for a week full of great features with the help of TIFFBOT.

TIFF runs from September 8 – 18.

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