TIFF 2015 award winners
TIFF 2015 award winners were announced today at the Bell Lightbox as considerable anticipation was swirling around the reveal of the first Platform Jury Prize and especially TIFF's top prize, the Grolsch People's Choice Award. While there were several buzzed about candidates - Spotlight, Room, The Martian, The Danish Girl - there was never a clear front-runner. Until Room emerged victorious.
Here is the full list of TIFF 2015 award winners.
People's Choice Award: Room
People's Choice Documentary Award: Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom
People's Choice Midnight Madness Award: Hardcore
Toronto Platform Prize: HURT
NETPAC Award for World or International Asian Film Premiere: The Whispering Star
The FIPRESCI Prize for Special Presentations: Desierto
The FIPRESCI Prize for Discovery: Eva NovĂÂĄ
Best Canadian Feature Film: Closet Monster
Best Canadian First Feature Film: Sleeping Giant
Best Canadian Short Film: Overpass
Best International Short Film: Maman(s)
Dropbox Discovery Programme Filmmakers Award: Black
As is custom, there will be a free screening of The Grolsch People's Choice Award Winner - Room - at Roy Thomson Hall at 8 PM tonight. Tickets are first-come, first-served.
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