35th Toronto International Film Festival Coverage: Day Eleven

Tom Hooper ©2010 DigitalHit.com

Tom Hooper's The King's Speech took home the Cadillac People's Choice Award. He's seen here at his premiere.

Day eleven was the last day of public screenings for the 2010 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival. The Festival held its award’s reception at the Intercontinental Toronto Centre Hotel.

The awards are as follows:

Best Canadian Short Film

  • Vincent Biron’s Les Fleurs de l’âge. The award offers a $10,000 cash prize and is supported by the National Film Board of Canada.

Skyy Vodka Award For Best Canadian First Feature Film

  • Deborah Chow’s The High Cost of Living earns the director a cash prize of $15,000.

City Of Toronto Award For Best Canadian Feature Film

  • Denis Villeneuve for Incendies. Sponsored by the City of Toronto, the award carries a cash prize of $30,000.

The Festival also welcomed an international FIPRESCI jury for the 19th consecutive year. The jury consisted of jury president Lotfi Ben Khelifa (Tunisia), Madhu Eravankara (India), Janusz Wróblewski (Poland), Necati Sönmez (Turkey), Pierre Pageau (Canada) and Alice Shih (Canada).

The Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) for the Discovery programme was awarded to Shawn Ku for Beautiful Boy.

The Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) for Special Presentations was awarded to Pierre Thoretton for L’Amour Fou.

The Cadillac People’s Choice Award was voted on by Festival audiences. This year’s award went to Tom Hooper’s The King’s Speech. The award offers a $15,000 cash prize and custom award, sponsored by Cadillac. The runner-up was Justin Chadwick’s First Grader. A free screening of the winner was held later in the day at the Ryerson Theatre.

The Cadillac People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award went to Jim Mickle’s Stake Land. The runner-up was Michael Dowse’s Fubar II.

Finally, the Cadillac People’s Choice Documentary Award went to Sturla Gunnarsson’s Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie. The runner-up was Patricio Guzmán’s Nostalgia for the Light.

That’s it. It’s over. But for film lovers around the world it’s also just beginning, as the Festival’s new headquarters, the Bell Lightbox, will provide a home to wonderful cinematic experiences all year-round.