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Voting Contest Rules and Regulations

Voting Contest Rules and Regulations



Contest begins on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) and ends on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET (the "Contest Period").


Contest is open to all legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province/territory of residence at the time of entry, except employees, representatives or agents (and those with whom such persons are domiciled) of Toronto International Film Festival Inc. (the "Sponsor"), its parent companies, subsidiaries, distributors, prize suppliers and advertising/promotion agencies (collectively, the "Contest Parties").


No purchase necessary. To enter, go to (the "Website"). Fully complete the voting form, which requires you to enter your full name, affiliated Film Circuit group, valid email address, and your choice of Best Canadian Film and Best International Film that played on Film Circuit. Once you have fully completed the voting form, click the "submit" button to complete your entry (the "Entry"). To be eligible, your Entry must be received within the Contest Period. All eligible Entries received during the Contest Period will be entered into the random prize draw (see Rule 5).

There is a limit of one (1) Entry per person/email address permitted during the Contest Period. For greater certainty, you can only use one (1) email address to enter the Contest. If it is discovered that you have attempted to: (i) obtain more than one (1) Entry per person/email address during the Contest Period; or (ii) use more than one (1) email address to enter the Contest; then (in the sole discretion of the Sponsor) you may be disqualified from the Contest and all of your Entries may be voided. Your Entry will automatically be rejected if the entry form is not fully completed and submitted during the Contest Period. Use of any automated system to enter or participate in this Contest is prohibited and will automatically result in disqualification.


There will be one (1) prize available to be won, consisting of a cash prize of $500 (the "Prize"). Prize must be accepted as awarded and is not transferable. No substitutions. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute the Prize or a component thereof with a prize of equal or greater value. Prize will only be awarded to the person whose full name and valid email address appears on the official Contest entry form.


On Friday, May 3, 2013 (the "Draw Date") in Toronto, ON at approximately 2:00 p.m. ET, one (1) eligible entrant will be selected by random draw from among all eligible Entries received during the Contest Period. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received during the Contest Period.

The Sponsor or its designated representative will make three (3) attempts to contact the selected entrant by email (using the information provided at the time of entry) within ten (10) business days of the Draw Date. If the selected entrant cannot be contacted within three (3) attempts or ten (10) business days of the Draw Date (whichever occurs first), or there is a return of any notification as undeliverable; then the selected entrant will be disqualified and the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to randomly select an alternate eligible entrant from among the remaining eligible Entries.

Before being declared a winner, the selected entrant will be required to: (a) correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question without mechanical or other aid; and (b) sign and return within ten (10) business days of notification the Sponsor's declaration and release form, which (among other things): (i) confirms compliance with these Official Contest Rules (the "Rules"); (ii) acknowledges acceptance of the Prize as awarded; (iii) releases the Contest Parties and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, the "Releasees") from any and all liability in connection with this Contest, the selected entrant's participation therein and/or the awarding and use/misuse of the Prize or any portion thereof; and (iv) agrees to the publication, reproduction and/or other use of the selected entrant's name, address, voice, statements about the Contest and/or photograph or other likeness without further notice or compensation, in any publicity or advertisement carried out by the Sponsor in any manner whatsoever, including print, broadcast or the internet. If the selected entrant: (a) fails to correctly answer the skill-testing question; and/or (b) fails to return the properly executed Contest documents within the specified time, then he/she will forfeit the Prize and Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to randomly select an alternate eligible entrant from among the remaining eligible Entries.


All Entries become the property of the Sponsor. The Releasees assume no responsibility for lost, delayed, incomplete, incompatible or misdirected Entries. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws. The decisions of the Sponsor with respect to all aspects of this Contest are final and binding on all entrants without right of appeal, including, without limitation, any decisions regarding the eligibility/disqualification of Entries and/or entrants.

The Releasees will not be liable for any failure of the Website during the Contest; for any technical malfunction or other problems relating to the telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment or software; for the failure of any entry to be received by the Contest Parties for any reason including, but not limited to, technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website; or any combination of the above. Further, the Releasees will not be liable for any injury or damage to an entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading any material in the Contest.

All Entries are subject to verification. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to require proof of identity and/or eligibility (in a form acceptable to the Sponsor) to participate in this Contest. Failure to provide such proof in a timely manner may result in disqualification. The sole determinant of the time for the purposes of a valid Entry in this Contest will be the Contest server machine(s).

The Sponsor reserves the right to withdraw or amend this Contest (or to amend these Rules) in any way, in the event of an error, technical problem, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor that interferes with the proper conduct of this Contest as contemplated by these Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or suspend this Contest, or to amend these Rules without prior notice or obligation, in the event of any accident, printing, administrative, or other error of any kind.

By entering this Contest, each entrant expressly consents to the Sponsor, its agents and/or representatives, storing, sharing and using the personal information submitted with his/her Entry only for the purpose of administering the Contest and in accordance with Sponsor's privacy policy (available at:, unless the entrant otherwise agrees. Please note that entrants' survey data will not be linked to their personal information.


All intellectual property, including, without limitation, all trade-marks, trade names, logos, designs, promotional materials, web pages, source code, drawings, illustrations, slogans and representations are owned by the Sponsor and/or its affiliates. All rights are reserved. Unauthorized copying or use of any copyrighted material or intellectual property without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.

Mini Rules

No purchase necessary. Contest closes on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET. Open to Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) over age of majority. One (1) prize valued at approximately $500. Mathematical skill-testing question required. To enter and for full rules, go to


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