TIFF Awards Winners 2019

The Toronto International Film Festival drew to a close with the coveted People’s Choice Award going to Jojo Rabbit, Taika Waititi’s satire of a young boy’s coming of age in Nazi Germany. Runners-up for the prize were Marriage Story by Noah Baumbach, and Korean thriller Parasite from Korean director Bong Joon-ho which had previously won the Palme d’Or in Cannes.

In the Canadians-only prizes, Matthew Rankin’s The Twentieth Century, a wildly re-imagined biography of William Lyon Mackenzie King, won the $15,000 City of Toronto award for best first Canadian feature. Likewise Sophie Deraspe’s Antigone collected  the $30,000 award for best Canadian feature.

The Midnight Madness award went to The Platform directed by Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia, beating out The Vast of Night and Blood Quantum as runners up.

Documentary honours went to The Cave by Feras Fayyad. Bryce Dallas Howard’s Dads and I Am Not Alone landed the runner up spots in an fiercely competitive category.

The Toronto Platform Prize went to Director Pietro Marcello’s provocative political and philosophical drama Martin Eden.

The international federation of film critics handed out prizes to Hether Young’s Murmur and Coky Giedroyc’s How To Build A Girl. The NETPAC award winner was Oualid Mouanesss’ 1982.

Short film awards were claimd by Chloe Robuchaud’s Delphine and Lasse Linder’s All Cats Are  Grey In The Dark.

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