Monday, 21 September 2015

TIFF AWARDS 2015 AS ROOM WINS PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD


The buzz for Lenny Abrahamson's Room keeps on growing, as it beats supposed Oscar frontrunner Spotlight from Thomas McCarthy to win the coveted audience award from the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. McCarthy's film placed third in the voting, which this year was joined by a juried awards slate for the first time in the history of TIFF, this year in its 40th edition. All of the winners detailed below:

Platform Award
Hurt (Alan Zweig)

Best Canadian Feature
Closet Monster (Stephen Dunn)

Best Canadian First Feature
Sleeping Giant (Andrew Cividino)

NETPAC Award for Best Asian Premiere
The Whispering Star (Sono Sion)

FIPRESCI Prize - Special Presentations
Desierto (Jonas Cuaron)

FIPRESCI Prize - Discovery
Eva Nova (Marko Skop)

People's Choice Award
Room (Lenny Abrahamson)

People's Choice Award - Runners-Up
Angry Indian Goddesses (Pan Nalin) - first runner-up
Spotlight (Thomas McCarthy) - second runner-up

Midnight Madness People's Choice Award
Hardcore (Ilya Naishuller)

TIFF Docs People's Choice Award
Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom (Evgeny Afineevsky)

Best Canadian Short Film
Maman(s) (Maimouna Doucoure)
Overpass (Patrice Laliberte)