When I first found out I would be attending the Toronto International Film Festival for the first time, I was filled with as much anxiety as excitement. With such a daunting lineup ahead of me, I immediately began stressing over my selections. Do I watch the would-be Oscar contenders? Seek out the new talents? Plunge into the delights of world cinema? Eventually, I ended up scheduling a mixture of them all, in what turned out to be a richly fulfilling experience.