Sunday, September 16, 2012

TIFF Film Winners of 2012 - I Didn't see a single one!

Just a few days ago I was in Toronto enjoying the film festival and feeling confident that at least one of the 17 titles I saw would win a festival prize. But that was not to be as shockingly, I saw NONE of the winners this year. It's a shame really because I saw some great films, however, out of the original 58 titles I was interested in, still, only a few of the actual winners was on that list. Oh well, it's all good.

Here are the winners at this year's Toronto International Film Festival:

People's Choice Award:
"Silver Linings Playbook," directed by David O. Russell
Runners-up: "Argo," directed by Ben Affleck and "Zaytoun," directed by Eran Riklis

People's Choice Award For Documentary:
"Artifact," directed by Bartholomew Cubbins
Runners-up: "Storm Surfers 3D," directed by Christopher Nelius and Justin McMillan," and "Revolution," directed by Rob Stewart

People's Choice Award For Midnight Madness:
"Seven Psychopaths," directed by Martin McDonagh
Runners-up: "The Bay," directed by Barry Levinson and "John Dies at the End," directed by Don Coscarelli

Best Canadian Feature Film:
"Laurence Anyways," directed by Xavier Dolan

Best Canadian First Feature Film:
"Antiviral," directed by Brandon Cronenberg and "Blackbird," directed by Jason Buxton (TIE)

Prizes of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) for Special Presentations Section:
"In The House," directed by Francois Ozon

Prizes of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) for Discovery Section:
"Call Girl," directed by Mikael Marcimain

NETPAC Award For Best Asian Film:
"The Land of Hope," directed by Sion Sono

Award For Best Canadian Short Film:
"Keep a Modest Head," directed by Deco Dawson

Source: Indiewire


  1. What films did you actually see?

  2. I saw

    Rust and Bone
    the Gatekeepers
    The Master
    Cloud Atlas
    End of Watch
    The Sessions
    At any price
    The Impossible
    London - Modern Babylon
    The time being
    Great Expectations

  3. I'm happy for Xavier Dolan, "I killed my mother" impressed me a lot and I liked "Les Amours Imaginaires". Haven't seen Laurence Anyways yet but i will soon. Simone, you have your own winners!