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Behind the barricade: meet eight TIFF celebrity hunters

Fans get close to Eva Mendes and Sam Worthington at Sunday's premiere of Last Night. (Image: Karon Liu)

Behind the barricades of the TIFF red carpets are hundreds of fans, autograph collectors and amateur photographers waiting—sometimes for hours—to see celebrities. A star’s arrival sets off a cacophony of screams and flashes. We’ve always wondered who these people are, so we chatted up a few of them to find out what gets them so riled up at the film festival. Meet eight TIFF celebrity hunters in our slide show below.