TIFF Tribute Awards 2021

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Saturday, September 18
7pm ET, 8pm AT on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app in Canada
Streamed internationally by Variety

The TIFF Tribute Awards honour the film industry’s outstanding contributors and their achievements, recognizing leading industry members, acting talent, directorial expertise, new talent, and a below-the-line artist and creator. The Awards also serve as TIFF’s largest annual fundraiser to support TIFF’s year-round programmes and core mission to transform the way people see the world through film. This year’s event will raise funds for TIFF’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiative and champion a safe, community-focused, and inspiring return to cinemas.

The 2021 TIFF Tribute Awards show is co-produced by Bell Media Studios.

Audiences will be able to tune in to the 2021 TIFF Tribute Awards on Saturday, September 18 at 7pm ET, 8pm AT on CTV, CTV.ca and the CTV app in Canada, on the final day of the 46th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival. The broadcast will also be streamed to a global audience by Variety.

New this year: The People’s Choice Award and the Platform Jury Prize will be broadcast live during the event. Read more about other Festival Awards here.

The 2021 TIFF Tribute Award recipients are:

Jessica Chastain
TIFF Tribute Actor Award supported by the Tory Family
Benedict Cumberbatch
TIFF Tribute Actor Award
Denis Villeneuve
TIFF Ebert Director Award
Alanis Obomsawin
Jeff Skoll Award in Impact Media supported by Participant Media
Danis Goulet
TIFF Emerging Talent Award presented by L’Oréal Paris and supported by MGM
Ari Wegner
TIFF Variety Artisan Award
Dionne Warwick
TIFF Special Tribute Award

In 2020, the TIFF Tribute Awards celebrated the remarkable talents and contributions of Mira Nair, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Kate Winslet, Chloé Zhao, Terence Blanchard, and Tracey Deer, some of whom went on to win awards on the international stage.

The 2020 TIFF Tribute Award recipients included:

Kate Winslet
TIFF Tribute Actor Award
Sir Anthony Hopkins
TIFF Tribute Actor Award
Chloé Zhao
TIFF Ebert Director Award
Terence Blanchard
TIFF Variety Artisan Award
Tracey Deer
TIFF Emerging Talent Award presented by L'Oréal Paris and supported by MGM
Mira Nair
Jeff Skoll Award in Impact Media supported by Participant Media

The 2019 TIFF Tribute Award recipients included:

Meryl Streep
TIFF Tribute Actor Award sponsored by RBC
Joaquin Phoenix
TIFF Tribute Actor Award
Taika Waititi
TIFF Ebert Director Award
Roger Deakins
TIFF Variety Artisan Award
Mati Diop
TIFF Emerging Talent Award supported by MGM (formerly TIFF Mary Pickford Award)
Participant Media
TIFF Impact Award (accepted by Jeff Skoll and David Linde)
David Foster
TIFF Special Tribute