34th Toronto International Film Festival Coverage: Day Ten
Director Jean-Marc Vallee’s film, The Young Victoria, was the festival’s closing night gala.
It’s only fitting that a film about royalty have some in attendance, so one of the film’s producers, Sarah, Duchess of York, brought along a couple of real-life princesses: Eugenie and Beatrice. The on-screen royalty, Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend, also had the crowds screaming.
Earlier in the day, the Festival held its awards gala at the Intercontinental Hotel. Here’s a look at the winners:
AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN SHORT FILM
- Pedro Pires for Danse Macabre. The award offers a $10,000 cash prize and is supported by the National Film Board of Canada.
THE SKYY Vodka AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN FIRST FEATURE FILM
- Alexandre Franchi for The Wild Hunt. The award carries a cash prize of $15,000.
THE CITY OF TORONTO AND ASTRAL MEDIA’S THE MOVIE NETWORK AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN FEATURE FILM
- The City of Toronto and Astral Media’s The Movie Network Award for Best Canadian Feature Film goes to Ruba Nadda for Cairo Time. Generously co-sponsored by the City of Toronto and Astral Media’s The Movie Network, the award carries a cash prize of $30,000. The jury also honoured Bernard Émond’s La Donation (The Legacy) with a Special Jury Citation.
PRIZE OF THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF FILM CRITICS (FIPRESCI PRIZE)
- The Prize of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) for Discovery is awarded to Laxmikant Shetgaonkar for The Man Beyond the Bridge (India).
- The Prize of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) for Special Presentations is awarded to Bruno Dumont for Hadewijch (France).
CADILLAC PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
- The Cadillac People’s Choice Award is voted on by Festival audiences. This year’s award goes to Lee Daniels’s Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire. The award offers a $15,000 cash prize and custom award, sponsored by Cadillac.
- First runner-up is Bruce Beresford Mao’s Last Dancer and the second runner-up is Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Micmacs (Micmacs à tirelarigot).
- New this year is a Cadillac People’s Choice Award for Documentary and Midnight Madness. The Cadillac People’s Choice Award – Documentary goes to Leanne Pooley’s The Topp Twins. The Cadillac People’s Choice Award – Midnight Madness goes to Sean Byrne’s The Loved Ones.
So that’s it. Ten days. Dozens of red carpets. Press conference. Early days and late nights. We’re off to sleep for a few days…