About TIFF '22

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TIFF 2022:
September 8–18


The Toronto International Film Festival returns in September 2022 for its 47th edition — 11 days of international and Canadian cinema, special events featuring some of the biggest names in film, and TIFF’s Industry Conference, offering diverse and innovative perspectives on the art and business of film.

Ticket package sales have now closed. If you have purchased a ticket package, you will be notified about when you can redeem your package shortly.

Missed out on a ticket package? We have you covered! You can still purchase single tickets. Become a TIFF Member today to get access to tickets starting September 3. Single tickets go on sale for TIFF Insiders and Under-25 Free Pass Holders on September 4 and public audiences on September 5.

Start planning your Festival now by checking out this year’s selection of films and the Official Film Schedule.

Ticket information


Individual tickets to TIFF 2022 films and events will become available starting August 25, by Membership level.

Emails with package redemption instructions were sent at 5pm on Monday, August 22. If you purchased a package and have not received an email, please check your spam folder.

In-person packages

August 28
Redemption begins for in-person ticket packages for TIFF Patrons Circle, Contributors Circle, and Member 365 (by level)
August 30
Redemption begins for in-person ticket packages for the public at 2pm. Please note that Members have been assigned morning time slots to redeem prior to non-Member redemption.
September 1
Redemptions close for in-person packages (6pm ET)

Individual tickets

August 25
Individual tickets go on sale for Leadership Members
August 26
Individual tickets go on sale for Platinum (10am) and Gold (2pm) Members
August 27
Individual tickets go on sale for Silver (10am) and Bronze (2pm) Members
August 29
Deadline to join as a TIFF Member to access the Member-exclusive individual ticket pre-sales on September 3 for in-person and digital tickets
August 31
Individual-ticket pre-sale for Visa Infinite cardholders
September 3
Individual-ticket pre-sale for Contributors Circle (10am) and Member 365 (12pm). The pre-sale closes at 4pm
September 4
Individual tickets go on sale for TIFF Insiders and Under-25 Free Pass Holders at 10am. The pre-sale closes at 4pm
September 5
Individual tickets go on sale for the public
September 6
Exchanges for Festival tickets become available on Festival Account Manager and Ticketmaster.ca

Digital screenings

August 26
Digital screenings on sale to all Patrons Circle via digital TIFF Bell Lightbox (10am)
September 3
Digital screenings go on sale via digital TIFF Bell Lightbox for Contributors Circle and Members 365 (10am)
September 5
Digital screenings go on sale to the public via digital TIFF Bell Lightbox (10am)

Other key dates

August 23
Official Film Schedule released and available online at tiff.net/schedule
September 8–18
47th Toronto International Film Festival


Ticket Pricing

Prices include HST and service fees.
Individual Tickets
ASSIGNED SEATING

For Roy Thomson Hall, Visa Screening Room at the Princess of Wales Theatre and Royal Alexandra Theatre
Regular Weekend + Evening (Tier A)
Starting at $38
Regular Weekend + Evening (Tier B)
Starting at $27
Regular Weekend + Evening (Tier C)
Starting at $20
Premium (Tier A)
Starting at $80
Premium (Tier B)
Starting at $54
Premium (Tier C)
Starting at $27


General Admission
For TIFF Bell Lightbox and Scotiabank Theatre Toronto
Regular Weekday Daytime (Adult)
Starting at $19
Regular Weekend + Evening (Unassigned)
Starting at $30
Regular Weekday Daytime (Under 25)
Starting at $11
Premium (Unassigned)
Starting at $56
Premium Rush
(When available)
Starting at $45
Regular Rush
(When available)
Starting at $25
TIFF Under-25 Festival Rush Pass
(One-time payment to access all Rush-eligible films)
$29


Programme Book
TIFF 2022 Programme Book
$55


Tickets and packages can be purchased online; by phone 10am–7pm ET daily via 416.599.2033 or 1.888.258.8433; or in person at the Steve & Rashmi Gupta Box Office inside TIFF Bell Lightbox, 3pm–10pm ET Tuesdays and 10am–10pm ET Wednesday through Sunday.

2022 ticket prices have increased at a rate of 2% per year over 2019 prices based on inflation.



Awards


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

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
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 Yankovic Story
dir. Eric Appel

First Runner Up: Pearl, dir. Ti West
Second Runner Up: The Blackening, dir. Tim Story

Platform Prize

Named after Jia Zhang-ke’s groundbreaking film, Platform spotlights films with high artistic merit and strong directorial vision. All films in the Platform program 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 Platform Prize Recipient

Riceboy Sleeps
dir. Anthony Shim

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.

Amplify Voices Awards presented by Canada Goose

Presented by Canada Goose, the Amplify Voices Awards celebrate three best feature films made by under-represented filmmakers. Canada Goose embraces diversity in all of its forms and definitions, including technique and passion that transports storytelling to screen. All feature films in Official Selection with a 2022 premiere date by emerging BIPOC creators and all Canadian features are eligible for this award, and the three winners will receive $10,000 each.

2022 Amplify Voices Award for Best Canadian Feature Film

To Kill A Tiger
dir. Nisha Pahuja

Special Mention: Viking, dir. Stéphane Lafleur


2022 Amplify Voices Award for Best BIPOC Feature Film

Leonor Will Never Die
dir. Martika Ramirez Escobar

While We Watched
dir. Vinay Shukla

Special Mention: Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On, dir. Madison Thomas

Best Canadian Film Jury
Ann Marie Fleming

Ann Marie Fleming is an award-winning Canadian filmmaker, writer, and artist. Coming from a peripatetic, multi-racial heritage, her themes often involve family, history, and memory. She has had 16 films premiere at TIFF and won Best Canadian Short twice. Her last feature, Window Horses, was on the TIFF Top Ten List, and You Take Care Now is on the TIFF list of Essential Canadian Cinema.

Best Canadian Film Jury
Anne Émond

Director-screenwriter Anne Émond lives and works in Montreal. Since the beginning of her career, all of her films were well received and acclaimed — she has presented seven short films, among them Naissance and Sophie Lavoie. She directed her first feature film, Nuit #1 (2011), followed by Our Loved Ones (2016), Nelly (freely adapted from the life and work of Quebec writer Nelly Arcan, 2016), and her most recent, Young Juliet (2019).

Currently, Émond is working on her next feature film, La Meute.

Best Canadian Film Jury
Nathan Morlando

Nathan Morlando is an award-winning Toronto-based film and television director.

Most recently he executive produced and directed the full final season of the International Emmy Award winning series Cardinal. His most recent film Mean Dreams received its World Premiere at the Cannes Film Festival Directors’ Fortnight and made its North American premiere as a Special Presentation at TIFF. His debut feature Citizen Gangster premiered at TIFF as a Special Presentation and won TIFF’s Best Canadian First Feature Award.

Morlando graduated from the Philosophy and Religious Studies program at the University of Toronto.

Best BIPOC Film Jury
Albert Shin

Albert Shin is an award-winning Korean Canadian filmmaker based out of Toronto. He co-founded the production company Timelapse Pictures along with fellow filmmaker, Igor Drljaca. His work as a writer-director includes In Her Place and Disappearance at Clifton Hill. His work as a producer include The White Fortress, The Stone Speakers, and The Waiting Room.

Best BIPOC Film Jury
Jennifer Holness

Jennifer Holness is a happy workaholic. A writer, producer, and director, she is the first Black woman in Canada to win a CSA (Gemini) for best writing. She is also the 2021 Indiescreen Producer of the Year and a 2022 WIFT Creative Excellence Award winner.

Her recent feature doc, Subjects of Desire, has won numerous festival awards and was a 2021 TIFF top 10 film.

Her narrative feature films include Home Again and Love, Sex and Eating the Bones, with the latter winning a Best First Feature award at TIFF.

Best BIPOC Film Jury
Luisa Alvarez Restrepo

Luisa Alvarez Restrepo is a Colombian Canadian film executive, cultural programmer, and filmmaker. Her work focuses on representation, inclusion, and access in the industry. She has previously worked for major organizations like TIFF and WarnerMedia with a focus on spotlighting underrepresented talent. She is currently at ACTRA Toronto as Manager: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging.

IMDbPro Short Cuts Awards

Films in the Short Cuts programme are eligible for three jury-selected IMDbPro 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 build on IMDbPro’s nearly 20-year history of empowering entertainment professionals to discover new talent and projects, and on its ongoing commitment to supporting and collaborating with organizations that create greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in the entertainment industry. IMDbPro will provide each of the three winners with a bursary of $10,000 CAD and a one-year membership to IMDbPro, the essential resource for entertainment industry professionals, to help them continue achieving success in their careers.

2022 IMDbPro Short Cuts Award for Best Film

Snow in September
dir. Lkhagvadulam (Dulmaa) Purev-Ochir

Honourable Mention: Airhostess-737, dir. Thanasis Neofotistos


2022 IMDbPro Short Cuts Award for Best Canadian Film

Simo
dir. Aziz Zoromba

Honourable Mention: Same Old, dir. Lloyd Lee Choi


2022 IMDbPro Short Cuts Share Her Journey Award

Nanitic
dir. Carol Nguyen (2022 TIFF Filmmaker Lab)

Short Cuts Jury
Lisa Haller

Lisa Haller has worked in film-festival programming and strategy for more than 10 years. She is currently the Senior Short Film Programmer at the Whistler Film Festival. Previously, she worked on the Toronto International Film Festival programming team as the Canadian film manager, as well as a programmer for TIFF, TIFF Kids, and Canada’s Top Ten. Haller holds a BA (Hons) in Film Studies and History from Queen’s University, and a master’s degree in Communication and Culture at York University and Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson). She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia with her husband and rambunctious twin toddlers.

Short Cuts Jury
Sally Lee

Sally Lee is the Executive Director of the Canadian Independent Screen Fund for BPOC Creators, as well as a Board member at the CONTACT Photography Festival and Wavelength Music. Formerly the executive director of the Reel Asian Film Festival and artists’ rights group CARFAC Ontario, she has also held staff, board, and advisory positions at TIFF, Soulpepper Theatre, LIFT, Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre, Images Festival, Coalition of Canadian Independent Media Arts Distributors (VUCAVU.com), Workman Arts, Toronto Arts Council Visual and Media Arts Committee, and Access Copyright.

Short Cuts Jury
Thyrone Tommy

Thyrone Tommy is an award-winning filmmaker and alumnus of the Canadian Film Centre’s Directors Lab and TIFF Talent Lab. Thyrone’s films have been celebrated internationally at over 30 festivals, including his short Mariner, which premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, won the Lindalee Tracey Award, and was named one of TIFF Canada's Top Ten shorts of the year before premiering online as a Vimeo Staff Pick. Learn to Swim, his debut feature, premiered at TIFF 2021 and was chosen as one of Canada’s Top Ten Films of the year.

Shawn Mendes Foundation Changemaker Award

Presented by the Shawn Mendes Foundation, the 2022 Changemaker Award is awarded to an emerging filmmaker at the Festival whose work tackles issues of social change. The winning short or feature film is selected by TIFF’s Next Wave Committee, a group of young film lovers who recognize cinema’s power to transform the world. The Shawn Mendes Foundation is making an annual contribution in support of TIFF Next Wave, helping TIFF deliver key initiatives to elevate young voices. The winning filmmaker will receive a $10,000 CAD cash prize.

2022 Shawn Mendes Foundation Changemaker Award Winner

Something You Said Last Night
dir. Luis De Filippis

NETPAC Award

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

2022 NETPAC Award Winner

Sweet As
dir. Jub Clerc

NETPAC Jury Chairperson
Dr. Ida Yoshinaga

Ida Yoshinaga, an assistant professor of science-fiction film at the Georgia Institute of Technology, teaches cultural screenwriting; science-fiction film and TV; and the transmedia cinematic work of Indigenous directors, scripters, and producers. Raised on Maui, the sansei feminist helps produce Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander films and serves as secretary of NETPAC/USA. MIT Press will publish her co-edited collection of thinkpieces, Uneven Futures: Strategies for Community Survival from Speculative Fiction, in December 2022.

NETPAC Jury
Diana Ashimova

Diana Ashimova is a festivals programmer, NETPAC member, film producer, artistic director of BASTAU IFF. Born in 1984 in Kazakhstan, she graduated inn 2006 from Ablai Khan Kazakh University of International Relations and World Languages. In 2009, she took filmmaking at the New York Film Academy in LA. In 2019, she graduated from Turan University with an MA degree in filmmaking. Ashimova has worked as a program director and program consultant for many international film festivals in Kazakhstan and abroad. In 2019, she founded A Team, a film production company to support young filmmakers in Central Asia produce and promote their films to the international film festivals. The company produced several films that were in the official selection of many major film festivals and wonseveral awards.

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 for 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.

2022 FIPRESCI Award Winner

A Gaza Weekend
dir. Basil Khalil

FIPRESCI Jury
Andrea Crozzoli

For more than four decades, Andrea Crozzoli has been the director of Cinemazero and the editor of CinemazeroNotizie. In 1982, he co-founded Le giornate del cinema muto (Pordenone Silent Film Festival). He has been a member of the SNCCI (National Film Critics Union) since 1986, and collaborates as a film critic for the daily Il Piccolo of Trieste. For five years he was the artistic director of Ambiente-Incontri (Environmental Film Festival). He has edited various monographs, including 8 1/2 Fellini’s Journey. In 2019, Appunti Corsari published a collection of his writings.

FIPRESCI Jury
Andrew Kendall

Andrew Kendall is the Head of the Department of Language and Cultural Studies at the University of Guyana. His teaching is primarily in contemporary literature and film studies in the areas of postcolonial thought, gender, and sexuality. He is also a film and cultural critic with specific interest in political cinema and representations of loneliness and isolation in 21st century film.

FIPRESCI Jury
Márcio Sallem

Márcio Sallem has been a Brazilian film critic since 2010 and is also a film teacher, creator, and editor of Cinema com Critica. He is affiliated with the Online Film Critics Society and Critics’ Choice Association, and is a member of the 24th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival’s FIPRESCI Jury and the 39th and 44th São Paulo International Film Festival’s Juries.

FIPRESCI Jury
Marriska Fernandes

Marriska Fernandes is a Toronto-based entertainment reporter and film and TV critic with more than a decade of experience in the industry. She’s the host of Telefilm’s Maple Popcorn podcast and contributes to the Toronto Star, EverythingZoomer.com, Exclaim.ca, Complex.ca, SHARP, and Elle Canada. She’s a Tomatometer-approved critic and a member of the Critics Choice Association and the Toronto Film Critics Association.

FIPRESCI Jury
Max Borg

Born in Finland, Max Borg currently resides in Switzerland. Borg writes about film, television, festivals, and streaming in print and online publications in Switzerland, Italy, and the United States, and also works as a translator for the Locarno Film Festival and the Berlinale. He has served on critics juries in Venice, Zurich, Gothenburg, and at Visions du Réel.

Past Winners

People’s Choice Awards
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
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
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
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
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
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
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
IMDbPro Short Cuts Award for Best Short Film
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
Displaced / Pa Vend
Samir Karahoda
Albania
2021
Dustin
Naïla Guiguet
France
2020
IMDbPro Short Cuts Award for Best Canadian Short Film
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
Angakusajaujuq: The Shaman's Apprentice / Angakusajaujuq
Zacharias Kunuk
Canada
2021
Benjamin, Benny, Ben
Paul Shkordoff
Canada
2020
IMDbPro Short Cuts Share Her Journey Award
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
ASTEL
Ramata-Toulaye Sy
France, Senegal
2021
Sing Me a Lullaby
Tiffany Hsiung
Canada
2020
Shawn Mendes Foundation Changemaker Award
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
Scarborough
hasha Nakhai, Rich Williamson
Canada
2021
Black Bodies
Kelly Fyffe-Marshall
Canada
2020
NETPAC
Title
Director
Country of Production
Year
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
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
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


TIFF Tribute Awards


TIFF Tribute Awards presented by BVLGARI
“This Festival is really stepping ahead and moving the needle by intention”
— Meryl Streep, recipient of the 2019 TIFF Tribute Actor Award

The TIFF Tribute Awards presented by Bvlgari 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 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. This year’s event will support TIFF’s Every Story fund to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in film, and TIFF's core mission to transform the way people see the world through film.

The TIFF Tribute Awards gala fundraiser will take place on Sunday, September 11 at the historic Fairmont Royal York.

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


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



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