Awards for 2012

Best Canadian Feature Film

WINNER

Laurence Anyways: Xavier Dolan
"For its breathless cinematic energy and its entirely new love story, the jury felt honoured to watch such unfettered genius at play."

Best Canadian First Feature Film

WINNERS

Antiviral: Brandon Cronenberg
Tied with Blackbird. -"For its ambitious commentary and visual sophistication."

Blackbird: Jason Buxton
Tied with Antiviral. -"For its authenticity and clear-eyed social conscience"

International Critics' Award (FIPRESCI)

Special Presentations

WINNER

In the House: François Ozon
"For achieving an exquisitely crafted entertainment that blurs the distinction between the storyteller and the story told, and that assuages with playful complexity the tragedies of life with the consolations of art."

Discovery

WINNER

Call Girl: Mikael Marcimain
"With an intense sense of cinema reminiscent of the American thrillers of the 1970s, Mikael Marcimain's debut feature achieves a portrait of an obscure world involving women's rights and political corruption. Marcimain deals with his sensitive subject with immense ease and craftsmanship. Because of these accomplishments the FIPRESCI Award for Best Film in the Discovery programme goes to Mikael Marcimain's Call Girl."

NETPAC Award

WINNER

The Land of Hope: Sion Sono
"For its subtle, complex and artful account of the social and political aspects of a national trauma that ends in hope and love, the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival NETPAC Award for best feature film is given to The Land of Hope by Sion Sono."

Short Cuts Award

Best Canadian Film

WINNER

Keep a Modest Head: deco dawson
"For the winner of this year's best short, we chose a film that expands the boundaries of documentary, one that perfectly reflects its surreal subject."

IN-COMPETITION

Short Cuts Award - Honorable Mention

Best Canadian Film

WINNER

Crackin' Down Hard: Mike Clattenburg
"For its unpredictable zaniness."

RBC Emerging Filmmaker Award - Honorable Mention

WINNER

RBC Emerging Filmmaker Award - Fan Favorite

WINNER

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