About TIFF '24

September 5-15, 2024

TIFF '24


Key Dates


The Toronto International Film Festival returns September 5 – 15, 2024 for its 49th edition — 11 days of Canadian and international cinema; special events and talks with some of the biggest names in film; and TIFF's Industry Conference: a place to connect with film professionals and explore the art and business of cinema.

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April 30
Deadline to join or renew your TIFF Membership for Early Bird Pre-Sale access
June 12
Curated Ticket Package pre-sale for Members
June 19
Curated Ticket Package pre-sale for Visa cardholders
June 26
Curated Ticket Package off-sale
August 13
TIFF ’24 Official Festival Schedule release
August 16
Festival single tickets and TIFF Member Bundles go on sale to Leader Members
August 17
Festival single tickets and TIFF Member Bundles go on sale to Champion Members
August 18
Festival single tickets and TIFF Member Bundles go on sale to Patron Members
August 19
Festival single tickets and TIFF Member Bundles go on sale to Early Bird Sustainer Members at 10am, regular Sustainer Members at 2pm
August 20
Festival single tickets and TIFF Member Bundles go on sale to Early Bird Contributor Members at 10am, regular Contributor Members at 2pm
August 21
Festival single tickets and TIFF Member Bundles go on sale to Early Bird Individual and Industry Members
August 22
Festival single tickets and TIFF Member Bundles go on sale to regular Individual and Industry Members
August 23
TIFF Insider's presale presented by Visa
August 23
Festival single tickets go on sale to Under-25 Free Pass holders
August 26
Festival tickets go on sale to the public
September 5–15
49th Toronto International Film Festival

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Festival Tickets


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Curated Experiences

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$1,730

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Opening Night

$135

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Closing Night

$115

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Midnight Madness Premiere Pass

$360

Your ticket to all ten Midnight Madness premieres at the historic Royal Alexandra Theatre.

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In Conversation With... All Access Pass

$300

Join all four of our in-depth talks with some of the biggest names in film and beyond.

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Gala Presentations Package

$176

Four TIFF Premieres. One world-famous venue. See Gala Presentations before anyone else at Roy Thomson Hall, September 10 - 13.

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People's Choice Award Screening

$28

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“I’m so inspired by Viola Desmond and her sister Wanda, and their incredible fortitude and power… and the fact that through this event tonight, you are helping raise money for people who have dreams…. This money is going to say to them, ‘I give you this opportunity because I want you to take it,’ and you’re helping make that happen.”
— Patricia Arquette, recipient of the 2023 TIFF Share Her Journey Groundbreaker Award

The TIFF Tribute Awards is an annual fundraiser to support both TIFF’s year-round programming and the organization’s core mission to transform the way people see the world through film. Honouring entertainment’s outstanding contributors and their achievements, the event recognizes leading industry members, actors, directors, new talent, and below-the-line artists and creators. In 2024, all net proceeds will support Every Story Fund, dedicated to promoting equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging in film.

More information on the 2024 TIFF Tribute Awards and this year’s honourees to follow in the coming weeks.

For inquiries about the 2024 TIFF Tribute Awards, please contact development@tiff.net.

The following recipients have been honoured with TIFF Tribute Awards for their remarkable talent and contributions:

2023 TIFF Tribute Award recipients

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Portrait of Colman Domingo

Colman Domingo

TIFF Tribute Award for Performance
Portrait of Spike Lee

Spike Lee

TIFF Ebert Director Award
Portrait of Vicky Krieps

Vicky Krieps

TIFF Tribute Award for Performance
Portrait of Łukasz Żal

Łukasz Żal

TIFF Variety Artisan Award
Portrait of Carolina Markowicz

Carolina Markowicz

TIFF Emerging Talent Award presented by MGM
Portrait of Patricia Arquette

Patricia Arquette

TIFF Share Her Journey Groundbreaker Award presented by BVLGARI
Portrait of Pedro Almodóvar

Pedro Almodóvar

Jeff Skoll Award in Impact Media presented by Participant
Portrait of Shawn Levy

Shawn Levy

TIFF Norman Jewison Career Achievement Award presented by The Budman Family
Portrait of Andy Lau

Andy Lau

TIFF Special Tribute Award


2023 TIFF Tribute Award recipients

Colman Domingo
TIFF Tribute Award for Performance
Spike Lee
TIFF Ebert Director Award
Vicky Krieps
TIFF Tribute Award for Performance
Łukasz Żal
TIFF Variety Artisan Award
Carolina Markowicz
TIFF Emerging Talent Award presented by MGM
Patricia Arquette
TIFF Share Her Journey Groundbreaker Award presented by BVLGARI
Pedro Almodóvar
Jeff Skoll Award in Impact Media presented by Participant
Shawn Levy
TIFF Norman Jewison Career Achievement Award presented by The Budman Family
Andy Lau
TIFF Special Tribute Award


2022 TIFF Tribute Award recipients

Ensemble My Policeman
TIFF Tribute Award for Performance presented by Polestar
Sam Mendes
TIFF Ebert Director Award
Brendan Fraser
TIFF Tribute Award for Performance presented by IMDbPro
Hildur Guðnadóttir
TIFF Variety Artisan Award
Sally El Hosaini
TIFF Emerging Talent Award presented by MGM
Michelle Yeoh
TIFF Share Her Journey Groundbreaker Award presented by BVLGARI
Buffy Sainte-Marie
Jeff Skoll Award in Impact Media presented by Participant


2021 TIFF Tribute Award recipients

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
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


2020 TIFF Tribute Award recipients

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


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 Emerging Talent Award supported by MGM (formerly TIFF Mary Pickford Award)
Participant
TIFF Impact Award (accepted by Jeff Skoll and David Linde)
David Foster
TIFF Special Tribute


People's Choice Awards

A long-standing tradition at TIFF, the People’s Choice Awards is marking its 46th year. The awards consist of the People’s Choice Award, the People’s Choice Documentary Award, and the People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award. Audiences watching films at TIFF Lightbox, Roy Thomson Hall, the Royal Alexandra Theatre, Scotiabank Theatre Toronto, and the Visa Screening Room at the Princess of Wales Theatre will have the opportunity to vote online this year. All feature films in Official Selection are eligible. The winners of the People’s Choice Awards will be announced on Sunday, September 17.



Platform Award

Named after Jia Zhang-ke’s groundbreaking film, the Platform programme spotlights films with high artistic merit and strong directorial vision. All films in Platform are eligible for this award, which will be selected by an international jury. The winning filmmaker will receive a $20,000 CAD cash prize.

Dear Jassi movie scene

2023 Platform Award

Dear Jassi

Tarsem Singh Dhandwar
Platform Jury
Barry Jenkins

Academy Award–winning filmmaker Barry Jenkins has directed three highly acclaimed features that screened at TIFF, Medicine for Melancholy, Moonlight and If Beale Street Could Talk, as well as his award-winning television series The Underground Railroad. Most recently, Jenkins produced Charlotte Wells’ Aftersun and Raven Jackson’s All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt. Upcoming work includes the 2024 theatrical release of The Lion King.

Platform Jury
Nadine Labaki

Nadine Labaki is a writer, director, and actor. Caramel, her 2007 debut film, opened at the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes and was Lebanon’s official submission to the 80th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. Her next film, Where Do We Go Now?, premiered at Un Certain Regard in 2011 and won the People’s Choice Award at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. Labaki wrote, directed, and starred in both. Most recently, she directed Campernaum, which won the Jury Prize at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and went on to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

Platform Jury
Anthony Shim

Anthony Shim began his career as an actor, theatre director, and producer. In 2019, Shim wrote, directed, and produced his first feature film, Daughter. His second film, Riceboy Sleeps, had its World Premiere at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the Platform Prize.

Best Canadian Feature Film Award

TIFF continues to celebrate the unique craft and storytelling within Canadian cinema with the Best Canadian Feature Film Award. All Canadian feature films in Official Selection — ranging from debut features to documentaries to films from well-established directors — will be considered for the award.

Solo movie scene

2023 Best Canadian Feature Film Award

Solo

Sophie Dupuis
Honourable Mention

Kanaval

Henri Pardo

Best Canadian Discovery Award

The Best Canadian Discovery Award celebrates works of emerging filmmakers who contribute to enriching the Canadian film landscape. All first or second feature films in Official Selection by Canadian filmmakers are eligible for this award. The winner will receive a cash prize of $10,000 CAD.

Short Cuts Awards

Films in the Short Cuts programme are eligible for three jury-selected Short Cuts Awards: Best Short Film, Best Canadian Short Film, and the Share Her Journey Award for best short film by a woman filmmaker. These awards provide each of the three winners with a bursary of $10,000 CAD to help them continue achieving success in their careers.

Electra movie scene

2023 Short Cuts Award for Best Film

Electra

Daria Kashcheeva
Motherland movie scene

2023 Short Cuts Award for Best Canadian Film

Motherland

Jasmin Mozaffari
Shé (Snake) movie scene

2023 Share Her Journey Award

Shé (Snake)

Renee Zhan
Honourable Mention

Gaby’s Hills

Zoé Pelchat
Short Cuts Jury
Aisha Jamal

Aisha Jamal is an Afghan-Canadian filmmaker and film programmer. Since 2016, she has been programming Canadian films for Hot Docs Documentary Festival. Her feature debut A Kandahar Away premiered in 2019 and is now playing on Documentary Channel and is screening on CBC Gem in Canada. Her previous short films have played at venues and festivals worldwide.

Short Cuts Jury
Araya Mengesha

Araya is an Ethiopian-Eritrean award winning filmmaker/actor. His co-written/directed short film DEFUND was a TIFF’s Canada’s Top Ten 2021 selection after its World Premiere at TIFF ’21, collectingwins/nominations along the festival circuit, and a Vimeo Staff Pick. As an actor he is a Gemini Award (now called Canadian Screen Award) winner, CSA Best Lead Performer (Digital Series) and multi-ACTRA Award nominee. Currently in Development: feature film The Section based on the short work TEF Araya wrote/starred-in during his residency at the Canadian Film Centre.

Short Cuts Jury
Shasha Nakhai

Shasha is a Toronto-based storyteller with over a decade of experience. Her work has aired on the BBC, CBC, ZDF, and Arte; screened at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA); been nominated for 16 Canadian Screen Awards; named TIFF’s Top 10; and shortlisted for an Oscar.

NETPAC Award

Presented by the Network for the Promotion of Asia Pacific Cinema, the NETPAC Award recognizes films specifically from the Asia-Pacific region. The jury consists of three members of the international community selected by TIFF and NETPAC, who award the prize to the best film from the Asia-Pacific region by a first- or second-time feature director.

A Match movie scene

2023 NETPAC Award

A Match

Jayant Digambar Somalkar
NETPAC Jury Chair
Sung Moon

Sung Moon is a programmer of JEONJU IFF since 2019 after working 8 years as a representative of Latin America territory for KOFIC. She is also the editor of books such as I AM INDEPENDENT - Beyond Mainstream: 7 Women Directors, What Will Be of Cinema?, Introduction to the Quay Brothers, and a guest editor of the Korean Film Archive magazine.

NETPAC Jury
Haolun Shu

Haolun Shu is a Shanghai based Filmmaker. He has produced, wrote and directed his films Struggle, Nostalgia, Young Blood and No.89 Shimen Road which has won numerous international film festival awards and nomination from Amsterdam Berlin, Pusan, New York, Dubai, Paris, Rotterdam, Hong Kong, Warsaw and Sao Paulo. Also he teaches film directing and writing at Shanghai Film Academy of Shanghai University and is its MFA program supervisor.

NETPAC Jury
Lalita Krishna

For over 20 years Lalita Krishna has been making award winning documentaries that bridge global cultures and inspire change. Lalita is the recipient of the 2021 Hot Docs Don Haig award, the 2013 WIFTT Crystal Award, the ReelWorldFF Trailblazer award and the Dream Catcher award given by the Hope and Dreams Festival NJ, for using her craft to better humanity.

FIPRESCI Prize

The FIPRESCI Prize is presented by an international jury selected by the International Federation of Film Critics. Founded in 1930, the Federation is an organization of professional film critics and film journalists dedicated to the promotion and development of film culture and the safeguarding of professional interests. The Federation awards the prize at international film festivals and film festivals of particular importance to promote film-art and to encourage new and young cinema.

Seagrass movie scene

2023 FIPRESCI Prize

Seagrass

Meredith Hama-Brown
FIPRESCI Jury
Cem Altinsaray

Film critic with 28 years of experience in writing, editing, creating and publishing movie magazines, preparing and hosting TV shows dedicated to cinema, developing youtube series on documentaries, building mobile apps with film recommendations from all genres and periods of cinema, scriptwriting, festival advising and movie theatre programming. Now focused on enjoying and spreading his love of cinema at MUBI.

FIPRESCI Jury
Elijah Baron

Elijah Baron is a Montreal-based film critic, translator and editor, mostly known for his affiliation with 24 images, one of Quebec's leading and oldest French-language film magazines. In 2023, he received the SODEP Award of Excellence for his work on issue 204 of 24 images (Ukrainian Cinema 2014-2022).

FIPRESCI Jury
Jindřiška Bláhová

Jindřiška Bláhová is the film critic and industry analyst for the leading Czech weekly Respekt, the editor-in-chief of the film magazine Cinepur, and a film historian. She recently served as a contributing editor for a book on the Cold War history of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

FIPRESCI Jury
Diego Faraone

Uruguayan film critic and journalist. Author of 'Oficio de alto riesgo,' Cesar Troncoso's biography published in Uruguay (2020). He was selected by the Berlinale (Berlin Film Festival) for "Talent press" workshop, in February 2011. He also collaborated in publications such as “Dossier”, “El Boulevard”, “Guía 50” and Argentinian websites “Revista Caligari” and “Otros Cines” among others.

FIPRESCI Jury
Jenni Zylka

Jenni Zylka lives in Berlin, is a freelance writer focusing on film, media and music; works for radio and television stations; is head of the Perspektive Deutsches Kino section of the Berlinale; hosts press conferences and film discussions; is a member of the pre-selection committee for the Panorama section; writes novels, short stories and screenplays; is a member of FIPRESCI, regularly sits on (independent) film festival jurys.

Past Award Recipients

People’s Choice Awards
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
American Fiction
Cord Jefferson
USA
2023
The Fabelmans
Steven Spielberg
USA
2022
Belfast
Kenneth Branagh
United Kingdom
2021
Nomadland
Chloé Zhao
USA
2020
Jojo Rabbit
Taika Waititi
USA
2019
Green Book
Peter Farrelly
USA
2018
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Martin McDonagh
USA
2017
La La Land
Damien Chazelle
USA
2016
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 Documentary Award
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
Mr. Dressup: The Magic of Make Believe
Robert McCallum
Canada
2023
Black Ice
Hubert Davis
Canada
2022
The Rescue
E. Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin
USA, United Kingdom
2021
Inconvenient Indian
Michelle Latimer
Canada
2020
The Cave
Feras Fayyad
Syria, Denmark, Germany, USA, Qatar
2019
Free Solo
E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin
USA
2018
Faces Places
Agnès Varda and JR
France
2017
I Am Not Your Negro
Raoul Peck
USA
2016
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
People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
Dicks: The Musical
Larry Charles
USA
2023
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
Eric Appel
USA
2022
Titane
Julia Ducournau
France
2021
Shadow In The Cloud
Roseanne Liang
USA, New Zealand
2020
The Platform
Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia
Spain
2019
The Man Who Feels No Pain (Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota)
Vasan Bala
India
2018
Bodied
Joseph Kahn
USA
2017
Free Fire
Ben Wheatley
United Kingdom
2016
Hardcore
Ilya Naishuller
Russia/USA
2015
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
Platform Prize
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
Dear Jassi
Tarsem Singh Dhandwar
India
2023
Riceboy Sleeps
Anthony Shim
Canada
2022
Yuni
Kamila Andini
Singapore, France, Indonesia, Australia
2021
Award not presented, due to the reduced program in light of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada.
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2020
Martin Eden
Pietro Marcello
Italy, France
2019
Cities of Last Things
Wi Ding Ho
Taiwan, China, USA, France
2018
Sweet Country
Warwick Thornton
Australia
2017
Jackie
Pablo Larraín
United Kingdom
2016
Hurt
Alan Zweig
Canada
2015
Amplify Voices Award presented by Canada Goose for Best Canadian Film
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
Kanaval
Henri Pardo
Canada, Luxembourg
2023
To Kill a Tiger
Nisha Pahuja
Canada
2022
Ste. Anne
Rhayne Vermette
Canada
2021
Inconvenient Indian
Michelle Latimer
Canada
2020
Amplify Voices Award presented by Canada Goose for BIPOC Filmmakers
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
Tautuktavuk (What We See)
Carol Kunnuk, Lucy Tulugarjuk
Canada
2023
Leonor Will Never Die
Martika Ramirez Escobar
Philippines
2022
While We Watched
Vinay Shukla
United Kingdom
2022
The Gravedigger's Wife
Khadar Ayderus Ahmed
France, Somalia, Germany, Finland
2021
A Night of Knowing Nothing
Payal Kapadia
India, France
2021
The Disciple
Chaitanya Tamhane
Marathi, Hindi, English, Bengali
2020
Night of the Kings/La Nuit des Rois
Philippe Lacôte
Côte d'Ivoire, France, Canada, Senegal
2020
Short Cuts Award for Best Short Film
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
Electra
Daria Kashcheeva
Czech Republic, France, Slovakia
2023
Snow in September
Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir
France, Mongolia
2022
Displaced / Pa Vend
Samir Karahoda
Albania
2021
Dustin
Naïla Guiguet
France
2020
Short Cuts Award for Best Canadian Short Film
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
Motherland
Jasmin Mozaffari
Canada
2023
Simo
Aziz Zoromba
Canada
2022
Angakusajaujuq: The Shaman's Apprentice / Angakusajaujuq
Zacharias Kunuk
Canada
2021
Benjamin, Benny, Ben
Paul Shkordoff
Canada
2020
Short Cuts Share Her Journey Award
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
Shé (Snake)
Renee Zhan
United Kingdom
2023
Nanitic
Carol Nguyen
Canada
2022
ASTEL
Ramata-Toulaye Sy
France, Senegal
2021
Sing Me a Lullaby
Tiffany Hsiung
Canada
2020
Changemaker Award
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
We Grown Now
Minhal Baig
USA
2023
Something You Said Last Night
Luis De Filippis
Canada, Switzerland
2022
Scarborough
Shasha Nakhai, Rich Williamson
Canada
2021
Black Bodies
Kelly Fyffe-Marshall
Canada
2020
NETPAC
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
A Match
Jayant Digambar Somalkar
India
2023
Sweet As
Jub Clerc
Australia
2022
Costa Brava, Lebanon
Mounia Akl
Lebanon, France, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Qatar
2021
Gaza mon amour
Tarzan Nasser and Arab Nasser
Palestine, France, Germany, Portugal, Qatar
2020
1982
Oualid Mouaness
USA, Lebanon, Norway, Qatar
2019
The Third Wife
Ash Mayfair
Vietnam
2018
The Great Buddha+
Huang Hsin-Yao
Taiwan
2017
In Between
Maysaloun Hamoud
Israel/France
2016
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
International Critics’ Prize (FIPRESCI Prize) Dedicated to Emerging Filmmakers
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
Seagrass
Meredith Hama-Brown
Canada
2023
A Gaza Weekend
Basil Khalil
Palestine, United Kingdom
2022
Anatolian Leopard
Emre Kayiş
Turkey, Germany, Poland, Denmark
2021
Beginning
Dea Kulumbegashvili
Georgia, France
2020
Murmur
Heather Young
Canada
2019
Float Like a Butterfly
Carmel Winters
Ireland
2018
Ava
Sadaf Foroughi
Iran/Canada/Qatar
2017
Kati Kati
Mbithi Masya
Kenya/Germany
2016
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
Best Canadian First Feature Film
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
The Twentieth Century
Matthew Rankin
Canada
2019
Roads in February (Les routes en février)
Katherine Jerkovic
Canada
2018
Luk' Luk'l
Wayne Wapeemukwa
Canada
2017
Old Stone (Lao shi)
Johnny Ma
Canada / China
2016
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
Solo
Sophie Dupuis
Canada
2023
Antigone
Sophie Deraspe
Canada
2019
The Fireflies Are Gone (La disparition des lucioles)
Sébastien Pilote
Canada
2018
Les Affamés
Robin Aubert
Canada
2017
Ceux qui font les révolutions à moitié n'ont fait que se creuser un tombeau
Mathieu Denis, Simon Lavoie
Canada
2016
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
Delphine
Chloé Robichaud
Canada
2019
Brotherhood
Meryam Joobeur
Canada
2018
Pre-Drink
Marc-Antoine Lemire
Canada
2017
Mutants
Alexandre Dostie
Canada
2016
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 Short Film
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
All Cats Are Grey in the Dark
Lasse Linder
Switzerland
2019
The Field
Sandhya Suri
France, United Kingdom, India
2018
The Burden (Min Börda)
Niki Lindroth von Bahr
Sweden
2017
Imago
Raymund Ribay Gutierrez
Philippines
2016
Maman(s)
Maïmouna Doucouré
France
2015
A Single Body
Sotiris Dounoukos
Australia/France
2014
International Critics’ Prize (FIPRESCI Prize) – Special Presentation
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
How to Build a Girl
Coky Giedroyc
United Kingdom
2019
Skin
Guy Nattiv
USA
2018
The Motive (El Autor)
Manuel Martín Cuenca
Spain
2017
I Am Not Madame Bovary
Feng Xiaogang
China
2016
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
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