EW Editor Matt Bean introduces EW's experience at the Toronto International Film Festival

By Matt Bean
September 12, 2014 at 04:00 AM EDT

Hollywood may be the epicenter of entertainment, but the Oscar-season starting gun sounds north of the border — accompanied by the foomf of a thousand flashbulbs — at the Toronto International Film Festival. We kicked things off by toasting the finest filmmakers and brightest stars at our annual Must List party at the Thompson hotel. Check out critic Chris Nashawaty’s festival faves and senior writer Nicole Sperling’s insider intel, and stay tuned for all of our awards-season coverage on EW.com. Let the games begin!