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TIFF 2023

The Toronto International Film Festival - 48th edition. Save the Date - September 7–17, 2023

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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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Festival Tickets

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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 presented by Bulgari

The TIFF Tribute Awards presented by Bulgari honour the film industry’s outstanding contributors and their achievements, recognizing leading industry members, acting talent, directorial expertise, new talent, and below-the-line artists and creators. The Tribute Awards also serve as TIFF’s largest annual fundraiser to support our year-round programmes and core mission to transform the way people see the world through film.

The 2023 TIFF Tribute Awards took place on Sunday, September 10 at the historic Fairmont Royal York Hotel. New this year, the TIFF Rising Stars Tribute After Party presented by L’Oréal Paris followed the awards ceremony and dinner to celebrate emerging talent on the cusp of success.

Net proceeds from the 2023 event went towards TIFF’s Viola Desmond Cinema campaign, which was launched through the Every Story Fund in 2022. In commemoration of the groundbreaking human rights and social justice legacy made by Viola Desmond and her sister Wanda Robson, TIFF has named our largest cinema the Viola Desmond Cinema, emphasizing that communion in a movie theatre belongs to everyone.

For inquiries about the 2024 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

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
Norman Jewison Career Achievement Award
Andy Lau
TIFF Special Tribute Award


The Budman Family
Fairmont Royal York
MGM Studios


Allen and Eva Lau
Amazon MGM Studios
Ana P. Lopes C.M. & Don Tapscott C.M.
Anne-Marie Canning
Annette Verschuren & Stan Shibinsky
Ari Greenburg & Jeff Gorin
Bayard Productions
Bell Media
Betty-Ann & Wade Heggie
BMO Wealth Management
Bob & Jeanne Berney, Picturehouse
Boston Consulting Group
Carla & Michael Worb
Chief Executives Organization
Cinema for Peace
Col Needham IMDb
Donette Chin-Loy Chang
Elevation Pictures
ESPN Films
The Gupta Group
Hazelton Real Estate Inc.
Jamie Wolf, Foothill Productions
Jennifer A. Tory C.M.
Joanna Griffiths & Dave Barber
Jordan Corngold, Susannah Blinkoff & Ron Baldwin
Kyle Parish
L’Oréal Paris
Lynda Medjuck-Suissa
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
Mary & Brendan Calder
Matt Mcdonald
NBC Universal
Neal & Company Consultants
The Neal Family
Ògo Tàwa Inc.
The Parris Family
Rogerebert.com/Ebert Digital LLC
Roy Foss Cadillac
Savannah Stufko & Brian Medjuck
The Slaight Family Foundation
Sony Pictures Classics
Stan & Lisa Moss
Universal Music Canada
Walt Disney Studios
Wes Hall


Zubby Achara
Jordyn Benattar
Kyla Doering
Sarah Gadon
Elizabeth Heggie
Sarah Jenkins
Carmen Madonia
Pooja Sihra
Nicole Tapscott
Jorey Worb

People's Choice Awards

A long-standing tradition at TIFF, the People’s Choice Awards are marking their 45th 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 Bell Lightbox, Roy Thomson Hall, Royal Alexandra Theatre, the Visa Screening Room at the Princess of Wales Theatre, Scotiabank Theatre Toronto, and at home on digital TIFF Bell Lightbox will have the opportunity to vote online this year. All feature films in TIFF’s Official Selection are eligible. The winners of the People’s Choice Awards will be announced on Sunday, September 18.

2022 People’s Choice Award

Fabelmans Poster

The Fabelmans

dir. Steven Spielberg

First Runner Up:

Women Talking

dir. Sarah Polley

Second Runner Up:

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

dir. Rian Johnson

2022 People’s Choice Documentary Award

Black Ice Poster

Black Ice

dir. Hubert Davis

First Runner Up:

Maya and the Wave

dir. Stephanie Johnes

Second Runner Up:

752 is not a Number

dir. Babak Payami

2022 People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award

Weird The al Tankovic Story poster

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

dir. Eric Appel

First Runner Up:


dir. Ti West

Second Runner Up:

The Blackening

dir. Tim Story

Platform Prize

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.

2022 People’s Choice Award

Fabelmans Poster

The Fabelmans

dir. Steven Spielberg

Platform Jury Chairperson
Patricia Rozema

After earning a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy, Patricia Rozema established herself with her internationally celebrated first feature I've Heard the Mermaids Singing, which debuted at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes. There, it won the Prix de la Jeunesse, the first of many recognitions including being voted one of Canada’s Top 10 Films. Other highlights: writing and directing the lesbian love story When Night is Falling and Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park, as well as co-writing HBO’s Grey Gardens starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange (PEN Screenwriter's Award, an Emmy Nomination, and a Golden Globe nomination). Her film Six Gestures earned her a Grammy nomination and an Emmy. She adapted & directed the apocalyptic thriller Into The Forest with Elliot Page and Evan Rachel Wood. For the small screen, In Treatment, Anne with an E, Mozart in the Jungle and the pilot for Netflix’s hit series Sex/Life. Rozema is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Platform Jury
Iram Haq

Iram Haq is a Norwegian Pakistani filmmaker. Haq began writing and directing in 2004. Her first short Trofast premiered at the 2004 Venice Film Festival. In 2009, she wrote and directed Skylappjenta, later selected at Sundance Film Festival. Her feature debut I Am Yours (2013) and her second feature What Will People Say (2017) both premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Platform Jury
Chaitanya Tamhane

Chaitanya Tamhane is an independent filmmaker based in Mumbai. Tamhane’s debut feature film Court premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2014, where it was awarded the Best Film - Orizzonti and the Lion of the Future award. It went on to win several awards at film festivals worldwide and was India’s official entry for the 2016 Oscars.

In 2016, Tamhane was selected to be mentored by Alfonso Cuarón as part of the Rolex Mentor-Protégé Arts Initiative. His second film, The Disciple, had its World Premiere in 2020 at the Venice Film Festival in competition, where it was awarded the Golden Osella for Best Screenplay and the FIPRESCI award. The film was released as a Netflix Original and was globally acclaimed as one of the best films of the year.

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