Toronto Film Festival Winners

12 yrs a slave

The Toronto International Film Festival closed today with plenty of awards exchanging hands. Among the many winners, Steve McQueen‘s “12 Years A Slave” was given an extra Oscar jolt because it was awarded the People’s Choice Award. 

Here are the full Toronto winners:

YouTube Award for Best Canadian Short Film
Noah, Walter Woodman and Patrick Cederberg
Honourable mentions: Kevan Funke’s Yellowhead and Fraser Munden and Neil Rathbone’s The Chaperone 3D

City of Toronto + Canada Goose Award for Best Canadian Feature Film
When Jews Were Funny, Alan Zweig
Special jury citation: Jennifer Podemski, Cara Gee and Shay Eyre

Award for Best Canadian First Feature Film
Asphalt Watches, Shayne Ehman and Seth Scriver
Honourable mention: Afflicted

Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI) for Special Presentations
Ida, Pawel Pawlikowski

Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI) for the Discovery programme 
The Amazing Catfish, Claudia Sainte-Luce

BlackBerry People’s Choice Award
12 Years a Slave, Steve McQueen
Runner up: Philomena, Stephen Frears
Second runner up: Prisoners, Denise Villeneuve

BlackBerry People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award
Why Don’t You Play in Hell? (Jigoku de Naze Warui), Sion Sono
Runner Up: Oculus, Mike Flanagan
Second runner up: Witching & Bitching, Alex de la Iglesias

BlackBerry People’s Choice Documentary Award
The Square, Jehane Noujaim
Runner Up: Hi-Ho Mistahey!, Alanis Obomsawin
Second runner-up: Beyond the Edge, Leanne Pooley

NETPAC Award for World or International Asian Film Premiere
Qissa, Anup Singh

Grolsch Film Works Discovery Award
All the Wrong Reasons, Gia Milani

RBC Emerging Filmmakers Competition
Requiem for a Robot, Christoph Rainer
Honourable mention: Tales of Santa Fe by Dan Popa and Destroyer by Kevan Funk


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