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Announcing the TIFF '16 Award Winners

And the winners are...

Sep 18, 2016
Short Read

You Pick the Winner: How to Vote for the Grolsch People's Choice Award

New this year, vote with the Official TIFF App as well as your tickets!

Sep 7, 2016
Feature

TIFF Photo Studio: Day Eight

From inside the portrait studio

Sep 15, 2016
Feature

TIFF '16 Festival Onstage Moments

Inspiring and surprising scenes from the Festival

Sep 14, 2016
Feature

TIFF Digital Studio Moments Part Three

Featuring Werner Herzog, Errol Morris, and Paul Schrader

Sep 15, 2016
Feature

TIFF Photo Studio: Day Seven

From inside the portrait studio

Sep 15, 2016
Interview

TIFF Digital Studio Moments Part Two

Inspiration and advice from TIFF '16 filmmakers

Sep 12, 2016
Feature

TIFF '16 Red Carpet Gallery

#InfiniteViews

Sep 17, 2016
Feature

TIFF Photo Studio: Day Six

From inside the portrait studio

Sep 14, 2016
Feature

TIFF Photo Studio: Day Five

From inside the portrait studio

Sep 12, 2016
Interview

TIFF Digital Studio Moments

Inspiration and advice from TIFF '16 filmmakers and actors

Sep 10, 2016
Feature

TIFF Photo Studio: Day Four

From inside the portrait studio

Sep 11, 2016
News

Short Cuts Re/Mix

Wednesday September 14: be a part of Festival from wherever you are in the world.

Sep 11, 2016
Feature

TIFF Photo Studio: Day Three

Up close with the cast of Snowden, American Pastoral, and Rage

Sep 10, 2016
Feature

TIFF Photo Studio: Day Two

From inside the portrait studio

Sep 9, 2016
Short Read

What to Watch: Get TIFF Programmer's Picks for TIFF '16

Too many movies? Not enough time? We've got you.

Sep 9, 2016
Feature

TIFF Photo Studio: Day One

From inside the portrait studio

Sep 8, 2016
News

Gamify Your Festival With TIFF Bingo

How many can you catch?

Sep 8, 2016
News

The Toronto International Film Festival names its esteemed Platform Jury

Three-person international jury will be composed of legendary directors Brian De Palma and Mahamat-Saleh Haroun and acclaimed actor Zhang Ziyi

Aug 25, 2016
News

Tune In To Primetime At TIFF '16

Don't change the channel

Aug 18, 2016
News

Strategize, Connect, Discover: The TIFF Industry Conference Lineup is Here

Outstanding filmmaking talent and industry leaders from around the world, all right here

Aug 18, 2016
News

Pharrell Williams and Friends to Perform Hidden Figures Live on Festival Street

Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe will be here too

Aug 18, 2016
News

New TIFF '16 Films: Masters, Experimental Films, Lagos, World Cinema, and More

From Wavelengths to Galas and Special Presentations to the world

Aug 16, 2016
News

Platform At TIFF '16: Revolution, Revenge, And Raw Realities

It's the second year of TIFF's juried programme, with 12 visionary and artistically bold new films

Aug 11, 2016
News

New TIFF '16 Films Announced! TIFF Docs, Vanguard, Midnight Madness, Cinematheque, and International Short Cuts

Real-life characters, zombies and demons, dark and sophisticated cinema, and a slate of classics

Aug 9, 2016
News

Canada's Best is Coming to TIFF '16

The Canadian lineup at this year's Festival features politics, bold storytelling and lots of drama

Aug 3, 2016
News

Get Ready for Infinite Views at TIFF '16

The first 2016 Festival film announcements are here

Jul 26, 2016
News

At the 2016 TIFF Industry Conference: Brexit, Women In Film, And So Much More

Connect with your fellow professionals at the 2016 TIFF Industry Conference

Jul 19, 2016
News

Virtual Reality is Coming to TIFF '16

Infinite Views through your headset of choice

Jun 28, 2016
News

Lagos, Nigeria in City to City Spotlight at 41st Toronto International Film Festival

The Toronto International Film Festival® today announced the 2016 City to City programme will focus on Lagos, Nigeria

Apr 26, 2016

About The Festival

Starting out in 1976 as a collection of films from other festivals — a "festival of festivals" — the Toronto International Film Festival has become one of the most beloved cinematic events in the world, universally regarded as an ideal platform for filmmakers to launch their careers and to premiere their new work. The Festival has been described as "the most important film festival in the world — the largest, the most influential, the most inclusive." *

*Liam Lacey, The Globe and Mail, September 3, 2005.

Awards

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The Grolsch People's Choice Award

    Vote on the film's page in the official TIFF app or drop your ticket in a ballot box outside the cinema.

Platform Jury

Brian De Palma

Brian De Palma was born in Newark, New Jersey, and attended Sarah Lawrence College in New York. His feature films include Greetings (68), The Wedding Party (69), Hi Mom! (70), Obsession (76), Dressed to Kill (80), Blow Out (81), Scarface (83), Body Double (84), The Untouchables (87), Casualties of War (89), Carlito’s Way (93), Mission: Impossible (96), and The Black Dahlia (06). His films Sisters (73), Carrie (76), The Fury (78), Femme Fatale (02), Redacted (07), and Passion (12) have all screened at the Festival. This year, TIFF Cinematheque presented a retrospective of his work called Split/Screen: The Cinema of Brian De Palma.

Zhang Ziyi

Zhang Ziyi was born in Beijing, China. Her many acting credits include Ang Lee’s Academy Award–winning Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (00), Hero (02), House of Flying Daggers (04), Memoirs of a Geisha (05), for which she received Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, Wong Kar-Wai’s 2046 (05), and The Grandmaster (13). Zhang will also be participating in the In Conversation With… series at the Festival this year.

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun was born in Abéché, Chad. His films Dry Season (06) and A Screaming Man (10) played the Festival. His other features include Bye-bye Africa (99), Our Father (02), and Grigris (13). Hissein Habré, A Chadian Tragedy (16) is his latest feature.

Canadian Feature Film Jury

Luc Déry

Luc Déry is a Canadian producer and founder of micro_scope. He has produced or co-produced numerous films, including A Problem with Fear (03), Tiresia (03), Familia (05), Congorama (06), Continental, un film sans fusil (07), C’est pas moi, je le jure! (08), Denis Villeneuve’s Academy Award nominated Incendies (10), and Philippe Falardeau’s Monsieur Lazhar (11). His recent productions include Philippe Falardeau’s Guibord s’en va-t-en guerre (15) and André Turpin’s Endorphine (15).

Anita Lee

Anita Lee is an executive producer at the National Film Board of Canada. Her recent productions include The Deeper They Bury Me (14), Highrise: Universe Within (15), Invention (15), The Apology (16). She produced Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell (12), which won the Rogers Toronto Critics Prize for Best Canadian Film, Best Documentary Feature at the Canadian Screen Awards, and Best Non-Fiction Film by the New York Film Critics Circle. Lee is also the founder of Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival.

Hal Niedzviecki

Hal Niedzviecki is a Canadian novelist, nonfiction writer, and screen writer. He is the author of 11 books of fiction and non-fiction, including most recently Trees on Mars: Our Obsession with the Future and The Archaeologists, a novel.

Mina Shum

Mina Shum was born in Hong Kong and raised in Vancouver. A writer and director, her feature films include Double Happiness (94), Drive, She Said (97), and Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity (02), all of which premiered at the Festival. Her first feature documentary, Ninth Floor (15), was included in the Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival and awarded the Women in Film and Television Vancouver Artistic Merit Award.

Short Cuts Film Jury

Abteen Bagheri

Abteen Bagheri is a writer and director from Los Angeles, CA. He has directed music videos for A$AP Rocky and Blood Orange, and commercials for Nike, Taco Bell, Smart Car, and Volvo. His work has screened at Sundance, SXSW, and on television networks worldwide.

Jeff Barnaby

Jeff Barnaby is a Mi’gmaq filmmaker from Listuguj, Quebec. His short films have played in numerous festivals, including Sundance, Tribeca, Fantasia, and Vancouver. His film The Colony (07) was selected by the Festival as one of Canada’s Top Ten shorts. His debut feature, Rhymes for Young Ghouls (13), screened at TIFF and was selected for the Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival.

Eva Husson

Eva Husson was born and raised in France, where she received her M.A. in English literature from the Sorbonne before pursuing a M.F.A. at the American Film Institute. Her short films include Hope to Die (04) and Those For Whom It’s Always Complicated (13). Her debut feature Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) (15) premiered at the Festival.

NETPAC Jury

Jeannette Paulson Hereniko

Jeannette Paulson Hereniko is a film producer for Te Maka Productions and selects films for world-wide educational distribution for Alexander Street. She was the Hawaii International Film Festival’s Founding Director and the first Director of the Palm Springs International Film Festival. A founding member of NETPAC, she now serves on NETPAC’s Advisory Board.

Bina Paul

Bina Paul is Regional Director of LV Prasad Film and TV Academy. An alumna of the prestigious Film and TV Institute of India, Bina has been working as a film editor for the last 20 years. She was the former Artistic Director of the International Film Festival of Kerala and a Senior Editor at the Center for the Development of Imaging Technology. She served as Vice President on the NETPAC Executive Board.

Sabrina Baracetti

Sabrina Baracetti was born in Udine and studied Human Arts at the University of Trieste, with a thesis focused on cinema studies. She was the President of Centro Espressioni Cinematografiche and founder and President of its Far East Film Festival. She is Head of Sales at Tucker Film, which specializes in the distribution of Asian films in Italy.

Past Award Winners

People's Choice Awards
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
Room
Lenny Abrahamson
Ireland / Canada
2015
The Imitation Game
Morten Tyldum
USA / United Kingdom
2014
12 Years a Slave
Steve McQueen
USA
2013
Silver Linings Playbook
David O. Russell
USA
2012
Where Do We Go Now?
Nadine Labaki
France / Lebanon / Italy / Egypt
2011
The King’s Speech
Tom Hooper
United Kingdom / Australia
2010
Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire
Lee Daniels
USA
2009
Slumdog Millionaire
Danny Boyle
United Kingdom
2008
Eastern Promises
David Cronenberg
Canada / UK
2007
Bella
Alejandro Gómez Monteverde
USA
2006
Tsotsi
Gavin Hood
United Kingdom / South Africa
2005
Hotel Rwanda
Terry George
United Kingdom / South Africa / Italy
2004
Zatoichi
Takeshi Kitano
Japan
2003
Whale Rider
Niki Caro
New Zealand / Germany
2002
Amélie
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
France
2001
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Ang Lee
Taiwan
2000
American Beauty
Sam Mendes
USA
1999
Life is Beautiful
Roberto Benigni
Italy
1998
The Hanging Garden
Thom Fitzgerald
Canada
1997
Shine
Scott Hicks
Australia / United Kingdom
1996
Antonia's Line
Marleen Gorris
Netherlands / Belgium / United Kingdom
1995
Priest
Antonia Bird
United Kingdom
1994
The Snapper
Stephen Frears
United Kingdom
1993
Strictly Ballroom
Baz Luhrmann
Australia
1992
The Fisher King
Terry Gilliam
USA
1991
Cyrano de Bergerac
Jean-Paul Rappeneau
France
1990
Roger & Me
Michael Moore
USA
1989
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Pedro Almodóvar
Spain
1988
The Princess Bride
Rob Reiner
USA
1987
Le Déclin de l'empire américain
Denys Arcand
Canada
1986
The Official Story
Luis Puenzo
Argentina
1985
Places in the Heart
Robert Benton
USA
1984
The Big Chill
Lawrence Kasdan
USA
1983
Tempest
Paul Mazursky
USA
1982
Chariots of Fire
Hugh Hudsony
United Kingdom
1981
Bad Timing
Nicolas Roeg
United Kingdom
1980
Best Boy
Ira Wohl
USA
1979
Girlfriends
Claudia Weill
USA
1978
People's Choice Midnight Madness Award
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
What We Do in The Shadows
Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement
USA/​New Zealand
2014
Why Don't You Play In Hell?
Sion Sono
Japan
2013
Seven Psychopaths
Martin McDonagh
USA/​United Kingdom
2012
The Raid
Gareth Evans
Indonesia
2011
Stake Land
Jim Mickle
USA
2010
The Loved Ones
Sean Byrne
Australia
2009
People’s Choice Documentary Award
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom
Evgeny Afineevsky
Ukraine/​​USA/​​United Kingdom
2015
Beats of the Antonov
Hajooj Kuka
Sudan/​South Africa
2014
The Square
Jehane Noujaim
Egypt/​USA
2013
Artifact
Bartholomew Cubbins
USA
2012
The Island President
Jon Shenk
USA
2011
Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie
Sturla Gunnarsson
Canada
2010
The Topp Twins
Leanne Pooley
New Zealand
2009
Best Canadian First Feature Film
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
Sleeping Giant
Andrew Cividino
Canada
2015
Bang Bang Baby
Jeffrey St. Jules
Canada
2014
Asphalt Watches
Shayne Ehman, Seth Scriver
Canada
2013
Antiviral
Blackbird
Brandon Cronenberg
Jason Buxton
Canada
2012
Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster
Nathan Morlando
Canada
2011
The High Cost of Living
Deborah Chow
Canada
2010
The Wild Hunt
Alexandre Franchi
Canada
2009
Before Tomorrow
Marie-Hélène Cousineau, Madeline Piujuq Ivalu
Canada
2008
Continental, un film sans fusil
Stéphane Lafleur
Canada
2007
Sur la trace d'Igor Rizzi
Nöel Mitrani
Canada
2006
The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico
Louise Archambault, Michael Mabbott
Canada
2005
La Peau blanche
Daniel Roby
Canada
2004
Love, Sex and Eating the Bones
Sudz Sutherland
Canada
2003
Marion Bridge
Wiebke von Carolsfeld
Canada
2002
Inertia
Sean Garrity
Canada
2001
La moitié gauche du frigo
Philippe Falardeau
Canada
2000
Just Watch Me: Trudeau and the ‘70s Generation
Catherine Annau
Canada
1999
Last Night
Don McKellar
Canada
1998
Cube
Vincenzo Natali
Canada
1997
Best Canadian Feature Film
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
Closet Monster
Stephen Dunn
Canada
2015
Félix et Meira
Maxime Giroux
Canada
2014
When Jews Were Funny
Alan Zweig
Canada
2013
Laurence Anyways
Xavier Dolan
Canada / France
2012
Monsieur Lazhar
Philippe Falardeau
Canada
2011
Cairo Time
Ruba Nadda
Canada
2009
Lost Song
Rodrigue Jean
Canada
2008
My Winnipeg
Guy Maddin
Canada
2007
Manufactured Landscapes
Jennifer Baichwal
Canada
2006
C.R.A.Z.Y.
Jean-Marc Vallée
Canada
2005
It's All Gone Pete Tong
Michael Dowse
Canada
2004
Les Invasions barbares
Denys Arcand
Canada
2003
Spider
David Cronenberg
Canada
2002
Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner
Zacharias Kunuk
Canada
2001
Waydowntown
Gary Burns
Canada
2000
The Five Senses
Jeremy Podeswa
Canada
1999
Robert Lepage
Canada
1998
The Hanging Garden The Sweet Hereafter
Thom Fitzgerald Atom Egoyan
Canada
1997
Long Day’s Journey Into The Night
David Wellington
Canada
1996
Live Bait
Bruce Sweeney
Canada
1995
Exotica
Atom Egoyan
Canada
1994
Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance
Alanis Obomsawin
Canada
1993
Requiem pour un beau sans-coeur
Robert Morin
Canada
1992
The Adjuster
Atom Egoyan
Canada
1991
Excellence in Canadian Production
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
H
Darrell Wasyk
Canada
1990
Roadkill
Bruce McDonald
Canada
1989
The Outside Chance Of Maximilian Glick
Allan Goldstein
Canada
1988
Family Viewing
Atom Egoyan
Canada
1987
Le Déclin de l'empire américain
Denys Arcand
Canada
1986
Canada's Sweetheart: The Saga of Hal C. Banks
Donald Brittain
Canada
1985
La Femme de l'hôtel
Léa Pool
Canada
1984
Short Cuts Award for Best Canadian Film
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
Overpass
Patrice Laliberté
Canada
2015
The Weatherman and The Shadowboxer
Randall Okita
Canada
2014
Noah
Walter Woodman, Patrick Cederberg
Canada
2013
Keep a Modest Head
Deco Dawson
Canada
2012
Doubles With Slight Pepper
Ian Harnarine
Canada
2011
Les Fleurs de l'âge
Vincent Biron
Canada
2010
Danse Macabre
Pedro Pires
Canada
2009
Block B
Chris Chong Chan Fui
Malaysia/​Canada
2008
Pool
Chris Chong Chan Fui
Canada
2007
Les Jours
Maxime Giroux
Canada
2006
Big Girl
Renuka Jeyapalan
Canada
2005
Man Feel Pain
Dylan Akio Smith
Canada
2004
Aspiration
Constant Mentzas
Canada
2003
Blue Skies
Ann Marie Fleming
Canada
2002
Film(dzama)
Deco Dawson
Canada
2001
Le Chapeau
Michèle Cournoyer
Canada
2000
Décharge
Patrick Demers
Canada
1999
When Ponds Freeze Over
Mary Lewis
Canada
1998
Cotton Candy
Roshell Bissett
Canada
1997
Letters From Home
Mike Hoolboom
Canada
1996
Reconstruction
Laurence Green
Canada
1995
Frank's Cock
Mike Hoolboom
Canada
1994
Save My Lost Nigga' Soul
Clement Virgo
Canada
1993
Les Sauf-conduits
Manon Briand
Canada
1992
The Making of "Monsters"
John Greyson
Canada
1991
Shaggie
Janis Cole
Canada
1990
Stealing Images
Alan Zweig
Canada
1989
Short Cuts Award for Best Film
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
Maman(s)
Maïmouna Doucouré
France
2015
A Single Body
Sotiris Dounoukos
Australia/​France
2014
International Critics’ Prize (FIPRESCI Prize) - Special Presentations
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
Desierto
Jonás Cuarón
Mexico/France
2015
Time Out of Mind
Oren Moverman
USA
2014
The First Man
Gianni Amelio
France/​Algeria/​Italy
2011
L'amour fou
Pierre Thoretton
France
2010
Ida
Pawel Pawlikowski
Poland
2013
Dans la maison
François Ozon
France
2012
Disgrace
Steve Jacobs
Australia
2008
Hadewijch
Bruno Dumont
France
2009
International Critics’ Prize (FIPRESCI Prize) - Discovery
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
Eva Nová
Marko Skop
Slovakia
2015
May Allah Bless France!
Abd Al Malik
France
2014
The Amazing Catfish
Claudia Sainte-Luce
Mexico
2013
All The Wrong Reasons
Gia Milani
Canada
2013
Call Girl
Mikael Marcimain
Sweden/​Ireland/​Norway/​Finland
2012
Detroit Unleaded
Rola Nashef
USA
2012
Avalon
Axel Petersén
Sweden
2011
Beautiful Boy
Shawn Ku
USA
2010
The Man Beyond The Bridge
Laxmikant Shetgaonkar
India
2009
Lymelife
Derick Martini
USA
2008
Hunger
Steve McQueen
United Kingdom
2008
La Zona
Rodrigo Plá
Spain/​Mexico
2007
Cochochi
Israel Càrdenas, Laura Amelia Guzmàn
Mexico/​United Kingdom/​Canada
2007
Death of a President
Gabriel Range
United Kingdom
2006
Reprise
Joachim Trier
Norway
2006
Look Both Ways
Sarah Watt
Australia
2005
Omagh
Pete Travis
Ireland/​United Kingdom
2004
Rhinoceros Eyes
Aaron Woodley
USA
2003
The Magdalene Sisters
Peter Mullan
United Kingdom / ireland
2002
Chicken Rice War
CheeK
Singapore
2001
George Washington 101 Reykjavãk
David Gordon Green, Baltasar Kormákur
USA/​Iceland/​Norway/ Denmark/​France
2000
Goat On Fire And Smiling Fish
Kevin Jordan
USA
1999
NETPAC
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
The Whispering Star
Sion Sono
Japan
2015
Margarita, with a Straw
Shonali Bose
India
2014
Qissa
Anup Singh
Germany/​India/​Netherlands/​France
2013
The Land of Hope
Sion Sono
Japan
2012
Artistic Innovation
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
Encarnación
Anahí Berneri
Argentina
2007
Cultural Innovation
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
Takva: A Man's Fear of God
Özer Kiziltan
Turkey/​Germany
2006

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