Chiwetel Ejiofor in the big film of 2013 12 YEARS A SLAVE / ©2013 Fox Searchlight

After 11 days, more than 300 films, 4,743 industry delegates, 180 guest speakers, 57 panels and countless fans the 38th Toronto International Film Festival ended on September 15th. Below are a select number of awards that were given out.

BLACKBERRY® PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS
This year marked the 36th year that Toronto audiences were able to cast a ballot for their favourite Festival film, with the BlackBerry® People’s Choice Award. This year’s award goes to Steve McQueen for 12 YEARS A SLAVE. First runner up: Stephen Frears’ PHILOMENA. Second runner up: Denis Villeneuve’s PRISONERS.

CITY OF TORONTO + CANADA GOOSE AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN FEATURE FILM
The City of Toronto + Canada Goose Award for Best Canadian Feature Film: Alan Zweig’s WHEN JEWS WERE FUNNY.

AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN FIRST FEATURE FILM
Shayne Ehman and Seth Scriver’s ASPHALT WATCHES.

Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI) for Special Presentations Program: Pawel Pawlikowski’s IDA.

Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI) for the Discovery program: Claudia Sainte-Luce for THE AMAZING CATFISH.

Midnight movie favorite WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL / ©2013 Drafthouse Films

The BlackBerry People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award: Sion Sono’s WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL (Jigoku de Naze Warui). First runner up: Mike Flanagan for OCULUS. Second runner up: Álex de la Iglesia for WITCHING & BITCHING.

The BlackBerry People’s Choice Documentary Award: Jehane Noujaim for THE SQUARE. First runner up is Alanis Obomsawin’s HI-HO MISTAHEY! and the second runner up is Leanne Pooley’s BEYOND THE EDGE.

NETPAC AWARD
As selected by a jury from the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema, the NETPAC Award for World or International Asian Film Premiere: Anup Singh’s QISSA.

About TIFF

TIFF is a charitable cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world through film. An international leader in film culture, TIFF projects include the annual Toronto International Film Festival in September; TIFF Bell Lightbox, which features five cinemas, major exhibitions, and learning and entertainment facilities; and innovative national distribution program Film Circuit.

Related:Film Festival: By the Numbers at the 38th Annual Toronto International Film Festival

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