First of all, I’m so bummed that I wasn’t in Toronto for TIFF. It has always been the highlight of my year as it signals the busy but fun award season. But darn you COVID! Still, the best of the fest emerged and Chloé Zhao’s quasi-documentary life journey “Nomadland” took the top honors. Here’s the full list of winners:
TIFF 2020 People’s Choice Award: Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland
Watch a special thank you message from Chloé here!
Canada Goose presents the Amplify Voices Awards to the three best Festival feature films by under-represented filmmakers. Each winner will receive a cash prize of $10,000, made possible by Canada Goose.
Shawn Mendes Foundation Changemaker Award
The 2020 Changemaker Award winner is Kelly Fyffe-Marshall’s short film Black Bodies.
Presented by the Shawn Mendes Foundation, this award honours a Festival film that tackles issues of social change, and is selected by TIFF’s Next Wave Committee. The winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize.
FIPRESCI and NETPAC
International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Prize:
Network for the Promotion of Asian Pacific Cinema (NETPAC) Award:
Tarzan and Arab Nasser’s Gaza mon amour