Sunday, September 16, 2007

TIFF Awards

While the festival does not have films in a juried competition like Cannes, awards are given out in a few different areas:

  • Best Canadian Short Film: Chris Chong Chan Fui's Pool.
  • Citytv Award for Best Canadian First Feature Film: Stéphane Lafleur's Continental, un film sans fusil.
  • Toronto-City Award for Best Canadian Feature Film: Guy Maddin's My Winnipeg.
  • DIESEL Discovery Award, voted on by the festival press corps: Israel Cárdenas and Laura Amelia Guzmán's Cochochi.
  • Artistic Innovation Award, for a film in the Visions program: Anahí Berneri's Encarnacion.
  • Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize): Rodrigo Plá's La Zona.
  • Cadillac People's Choice Award, voted on by festival goers: David Cronenberg's Eastern Promises (which is now out in theatres). The first runner-up is Jason Reitman's Juno (an excellent film that I saw this year) and the second runner up is Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro's Body of War.
Full details can be found in this press release:


My experiences at the Toronto International Film Festival. Note this blog is not affiliated with the Toronto International Film Festival Group or the festival itself.
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