Candid Cinema

Joshua Jackson And Liquid Media Group Make A Big Splash At TIFF

By: Amanda Guarragi

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has always been the talk of the town and been the center of the most exclusive and desirable parties. TIFF welcomes celebrities, top industry executives, influential media and other glamorous guests for a night of marvelous entertainment and fun. 

Monday evening’s gala event, “The Big Splash” hosted by entertainment business solutions provider Liquid Media Group, boasted a guest list that included the best and brightest of the entertainment crowd. 

Liquid Media Group has been shining the spotlight and sharing their expertise on important issues for independent producers through an exclusive series of TIFF panel discussions. Liquid’s Chairman Joshua Jackson (“Dr. Death,” “Little Fires Everywhere,” “The Affair”) and CEO Ronald Thomson were among the speakers on topics ranging from streaming in the new world and financing for independents to harnessing the power of media for social good. Their mission with Liquid feels wonderfully analogous with the aim of the non-profit cultural organization that operates the festival, which seeks to transform the way people see the world, through film.

TORONTO, ONTARIO – SEPTEMBER 13: (L-R) Katarzyna Kaczmarczyk, Paul Jun, Jon Fitzgerald, Joshua Jackson, Ron Thomson and Andy Wilson attend “Joshua Jackson and his Company Liquid Media Group host THE BIG SPLASH” held at Windsor Arms Hotel on September 13, 2021 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Sonia Recchia/Getty Images for Liquid Media Group/ Jane Owen PR)

The offering from Liquid Media Group is much needed to ensure independence for independents, explains Thomson, and will enable professional video (film/TV and video game) creation, packaging, financing, delivery, and monetization, empowering IP creators to take their professional content from inception through the entire process to monetization.

“Our company is addressing a significant challenge for independent creative professionals, “and there is no better way to celebrate the importance of that work and all that we have accomplished than to gather safely with the industry’s best and brightest.”

– CEO Ronald Thomson

“The Big Splash” took place at The Windsor Arms, an award-winning boutique hotel in the heart of the city. It included an open bar accompanied with tantalizing food to tempt any taste buds, and live entertainment. The Windsor Arms is known for hosting visiting royalty, aristocracy, stars of film and screen as well as heads of state and industry.

TORONTO, ONTARIO – SEPTEMBER 13: Joshua Jackson attends “Joshua Jackson and his Company Liquid Media Group host THE BIG SPLASH” at Windsor Arms Hotel on September 13, 2021 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Sonia Recchia/Getty Images for Liquid Media Group/ Jane Owen PR)

After walking the red carpet, guests gathered in the courtyard ballroom, one of the hotel’s most elegant spaces. Renowned DJ Samantha Michelle’s music enveloped the night as invitees were safely engaging with one another and enjoying their drink of choice at the grand bar. 

Gift bags for Liquid’s gala guests included:

  • House of Waris Elephant Friendly Black Tea
  • Massawippi Mercantile Granola
  • Maax Gum
  • David and Young Scarves
  • A Gift certificate from The Sailing Collective.

Also included in the gift bag were several digital gifts from the Liquid Media Group family of companies. These included Filmocracy One month free Indieflix gave guests a month complimentary access to their full expanse of virtual festivals. Slipstream gifted gift bag holders 45 days free access to their movies. iGems gave lucky guests both a discount on their renowned TV Film Festival mastery course as well as one month complimentary platinum membership. 

Ultimately, the lively party was a splendid and sensational hit. Liquid Media Group carefully balanced the perfect amount of glitz, dazzle, glamour and excitement for today’s times, enchanting its attendees as a noteworthy addition to the 2021 film festival’s most memorable occasions. 

To learn more about Liquid Media Group, please visit

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