9:15 pm: It is gratifying to report that the TIFF media guys have decided to upgrade my TIFF press pass to priority level…many thanks, deply appreciated. Earlier: To my slight surprise the TIFF media guys gave me a grunt-level press pass this morning. I’ve been enjoying the benefits of a priority pass (a pass with a capital P on the bottom) for many years here, and I guess I’ve gotten used to it. A TIFF priority press pass isn’t quite the same honor as having a pink-with-yellow-pastille pass at the Cannes Film Festival or an all-access, no-waiting market badge at Sundance, but a TIFF priority pass means you get to wait in shorter lines at the Scotiabank, and sometimes it can mean the difference between seeing a hot film and being shut out.