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Toronto, Sep 17 (Canadian-Media): Award winners of The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) -- hosted at TIFF Bell Lightbox by Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of TIFF -- were announced today at its closing ceremony, media reports said.
TIFF2017 Awards: courtesy of TIIF
TIFF, an international leader in film culture and a charitable cultural organization with a mission is to transform the way people see the world, through film with its projects include the annual TIFF in September; TIFF Bell Lightbox -- featuring major exhibitions, and learning and entertainment facilities, five cinemas, and innovative national distribution program Film Circuit.
Toronto audiences cast a ballot for their favourite Festival film for the Grolsch People’s Choice Award for the 40th year.
This year’s award for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri went to Martin McDonagh.
Best Canadian Short Film for IWC Short Cuts Award -- a $10,000 cash prize offered by IWC Schaffhausen -- went to Marc-Antoine Lemire’s Pre-Drink.
Niki Lindroth von Bahr’s The Burden (Min Börda) was the recipient of The IWC Short Cuts Award for Best Short Film.
The jury remarked that this was a film that stands out in this program and any film program adding, “Whimsical but tragic, imaginative and just plain weird, this is exactly what one can expect from a Scandinavian musical with fish in bath robes singing out their existentialist crisis.”
Sadaf Foroughi for Ava was awarded the Prize of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) for the Discovery programme.
Wapeemukwa’s Luk' Luk'l was the proud winner of The City of Toronto Award for Best Canadian First Feature Film went to Wayne.
The Canada Goose Award sponsored a cash prize of $30,000 and a custom award for Canada Goose for Best Canadian Feature Film was awarded to Robin Aubert’s Les Affamés.
Prize of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) for Special Presentations has been awarded to Manuel Martín Cuenca for The Motive (El Autor).
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)