“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.”
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.
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The following recipients have been honoured with TIFF Tribute Awards for their remarkable talent and contributions:
The Budman Family
Fairmont Royal York
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SUPPORTERS:
Allen and Eva Lau
Amazon MGM Studios
Ana P. Lopes C.M. & Don Tapscott C.M.
Annette Verschuren & Stan Shibinsky
Ari Greenburg & Jeff Gorin
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
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
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
Mary & Brendan Calder
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
THANK YOU TO OUR AFTER PARTY COMMITTEE
2022 TIFF Tribute Award recipients
2021 TIFF Tribute Award recipients
2020 TIFF Tribute Award recipients
2019 TIFF Tribute Award recipients