TIFF Tribute Gala 2019


TIFF Tribute Awards Gala

The 44th Toronto International Film Festival will feature the TIFF Tribute Gala, an annual awards fundraiser to support TIFF’s year-round programmes and its core mission to transform the way people see the world through film.

TIFF will celebrate the film industry’s outstanding contributors on Monday, September 9 at the Fairmont Royal York.

Congratulations to the 2019 TIFF Tribute Award recipients:

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 Mary Pickford Award supported by MGM

Participant Media — TIFF Impact Award (accepted by Jeff Skoll and David Linde)

David Foster — TIFF Special Tribute

About the Awards

The TIFF Tribute Actor Award is presented to a leading performer in their field for their outstanding contribution to cinema.

The TIFF Ebert Director Award is a lifetime achievement award for a director who has exceeded greatness in their career.

The TIFF Impact Award is a lifetime achievement award for a leading industry member, recognizing impact and leadership in cinema.

The TIFF Variety Artisan Award is presented by Variety Magazine to a below-the-line artist and creator to acknowledge their instrumental role within the film industry.

The TIFF Mary Pickford Award is given in honour of Mary Pickford, a Toronto native and Co-Founder of United Artists. Launching in 2019 in conjunction with United Artists’ centennial, this award is presented to an emerging female talent in the industry.


For information on purchasing a table for the TIFF Tribute Gala, please contact development@tiff.net.

For media queries, please email proffice@tiff.net.

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