Awards for 2009

Best Canadian Feature Film

WINNER

Cairo Time: Ruba Nadda
a superbly directed lyrical waltz of longing and desire across disparate worlds, with exquisite performances by Patricia Clarkson, Tom McCamus and Alexander Siddig.

Best Canadian Feature Film - Special Jury Citation

WINNER

Best Canadian First Feature Film

WINNER

The Wild Hunt: Alexandre Franchi
for its assured, inventive and bold command of film form traversing contemporary and mythic landscapes marking the launch of an audacious new talent.

Best Canadian Short Film

WINNER

Danse macabre: Pedro Pires
There was one film that had such devastating beauty, that watching it was having fireworks shattering your heart. A prayer for the dying, a love song to the living, everyone must see this beautiful work

Best Canadian Short Film - Special Mention

WINNER

International Critics' Award (FIPRESCI)

Special Presentations

WINNER

Hadewijch: Bruno Dumont
Hadewijch is beautifully conceived and rigorously developed and speaks to the present with care and insight.

Discovery

WINNER

The Man Beyond the Bridge: Laxmikant Shetgaonkar
Shetgaonkar, immersed in the culture of the region, tells his tale with grace and attentiveness, taking the villages traditions and beliefs seriously, while casting a jaundiced eye on those who exploit them.

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