Curiosity was strong going into the awards announcements. Unlike in the past - with movies like 12 Years a Slave, Silver Linings Playbook and The King's Speech - no clear front-runner for TIFF's ultimate prize, the Grolsch People's Choice Award, ever really emerged.
With that in mind then, here's a list of the good and bad things about TIFF this year that made it both a great and sometimes less than great experience.
View my picks of the top 50 movies that screened at TIFF 2014 in this photo gallery.
Thanks to the Equalizer, starring Denzel Washington, for sponsoring our coverage of TIFF 2014.
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Not surprisingly then, more than a few actors appearing in TIFF films have seen the word "Oscar" associated with their performances. Here are five that may well find themselves serious contenders for that golden naked man statue in a few months.
Here are my picks for the top 5 Canadian movies at TIFF 2014.