NKPR Toronto Film Festival Countdown Event 2016

Festival Countdown 2016: A Recap

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On Wednesday August 24th, President of NKPR, Natasha Koifman opened her doors to entertainment industry influencers, tastemakers and media for her agency’s annual Film Festival Countdown party. In partnership with MEC, Canada’s go-to place for outdoor gear, know-how and inspiration, the scene was primed beautifully for guests to enjoy good times outside. Guests chatted amongst an illuminated high-performance bicycle installation, while braver guests posed for selfies in the pool with MEC’s 17ft canoe! As always, the poolside venue was looking its best thanks to Caspar Haydar.

Kicking off Toronto’s film festival season, the annual event also featured a preview of NYC-based artist Peter Tunney’s upcoming charitable exhibit that will be hosted at the NKPR IT House during the festival. 50% of the sales of Tunney’s work will be donated to Artists for Peace and JusticeTunney’s “Don’t Panic” piece set the backdrop for Philadelphia Flyers defenceman, Mike del Zotto, who was the event’s DJ for the evening.

Guests indulged in savoury bites from partners including Emma’s Eatery, Panago Pizza, McDonald’s and a sweet table from Cakes by Mickey. To toast, guests sipped on Apothic Wines, enjoyed bubbles and popcorn from Henkell, beer from Muskoka Breweries and stayed hydrated with Flow WaterPage Activations captured guests in action as they fete the pre-festival celebrations.

Scroll down for some of our favourite moments of the night as we celebrated the beginning of what is sure to be another amazing Film Festival season!



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Festival Updates

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We’re in the middle of festival and not slowing down anytime soon! I wanted to write a quick blog and to post some pictures so you can see what we’ve been up to in the lounge over the past few days!

Some of yesterday’s visitors to the IT Lounge included Martin Sheen (he couldn’t stop noshing on the Baker Street Pecan Pie Cheesecake!) and Fefe Dobson who glammed-it-up in her Ardell lashes.

After a busy day at the lounge, we switched locations and headed to PEARS on the Avenue (after a brief stop at the HELLO! Canada Red Carpet) for the Artists for Peace and Justice fundraiser. Words can’t express how incredible it was (or how incredible everyone looked- LOVED The always sweet AnnaLynne McCord’s copper wire serpent cuff from Dagmar!). The support for this charity is incredible and watching everyone on the red carpet contributing to the canvas Peter Tunney had created made it interesting and special. Funny anecdote from the evening? When Peter Tunney said he’d make a $1000 donation to APJ if Martin Sheen showed him what kind of boxers he was wearing! Including the trouser dontation, we crunched the numbers and I am so proud to announce that we raised close to $100,000! How incredible is that?!

How can you do your part for Haiti? Jump on board for our Follow for a Cause Campaign- for every new @natashnkpr follower until Sept. 15th, I’ll donate $5 to Artists for Peace and Justice.

XO Natasha