Virgin America airlines thinks there’s more to a filmfest than just film. It's offering a free trip to next month's Toronto Film Festival to the three people who come up with the best pickup lines.
No, not to the movie fans with best reasons for wanting to go to Toronto. Or the most passionate cineastes. Or the ones who can spell Apichatpong Weerasethakul.
These trips go for pick-up lines. And as far as I can tell, you don’t get extra points for lines that include movie references.
By the way, you have to live in either California or Toronto to qualify. If you’re from California, you get two round-trip tickets for the first weekend of the festival, along with tickets to the opening night film (“Score: A Hockey Musical”) and party, and to “The King’s Speech,” “Little White Lies,” “The Town” and “West Is West.”
Toronto residents get those same tickets, plus Virgin vouchers good for round-trip airfare.
But before you fill out your application form, please understand that, according to contest rules, you’re agreeing that Virgin and its affiliated companies are “not responsible for stolen, late, incomplete, inaccurate, misdirected, lost, damaged, delayed, postage-due or garbled entries, email or mail; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or problems of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, network (such as Twitter), computer, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Promotion, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Promotion, the processing of entries, the announcement of the Prize or in any Promotion-related materials, or the cancellation or postponement of any travel flight or lodging.”
If you can still come up with a good pick-up line after wading through that legalese, you deserve a free trip to Toronto.