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Toronto Film Festival – Winners

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The Toronto Film Festival was over for another year, and as usual, the annual event concluded with an awards reception. Here are the winners in the different categories.

AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN SHORT FILM

The award for Best Canadian Short Film went to ”Pedro Pires” for Danse Macabre.

THE SKYY Vodka AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN FIRST FEATURE FILM

The SKYY Vodka Award for Best Canadian First Feature Film went to Alexandre Franchi for The Wild Hunt “for its assured, inventive and bold command of film form traversing contemporary and mythic landscapes marking the launch of an audacious new talent”

THE CITY OF TORONTO AND ASTRAL MEDIA’S THE MOVIE NETWORK AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN FEATURE FILM

The City of Toronto and Astral Media’s The Movie Network Award for Best Canadian Feature Film went to Ruba Nadda for Cairo Time, which was described by the jury as “a superbly directed lyrical waltz of longing and desire across disparate worlds, with exquisite performances by Patricia Clarkson, Tom McCamus and Alexander Siddig”.

PRIZES OF THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF FILM CRITICS (FIPRESCI PRIZE)

The Prize of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI
Prize) for Discovery was awarded to Laxmikant Shetgaonkar for The Man Beyond the Bridge (India).

The Prize of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI
Prize) for Special Presentations was awarded to Bruno Dumont for Hadewijch (France).

CADILLAC PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

The Cadillac People’s Choice Award was voted on by Festival audiences.
This year’s award went to Lee Daniels’s Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire, a vibrant, honest and resoundingly hopeful film about the human capacity to grow and overcome.

First runner-up was Bruce Beresford Mao’s Last Dancer and the second runner-up was Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Micmacs (Micmacs à tire-larigot).

New this year was a Cadillac People’s Choice Award for Documentary and Midnight Madness. The Cadillac People’s Choice Award – Documentary went to Leanne Pooley’s The Topp Twins. Runner-up was Michael Moore’s
Capitalism: A Love Story.

The Cadillac People’s Choice Award – Midnight Madness went to Sean Byrne’s The Loved Ones. Runner-up was Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig’s Daybreakers.

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