Sunday, 18 September 2016


The key to winning the coveted Grolsch People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival? Please everybody! Funnily enough, that's a pretty good key to winning that other big award at the end of February that we can't seem to stop obsessing over - it's no wonder that seven of the last eight TIFF People's Choice picks went on to claim Oscar nominations for Best Picture, three of them winning the actual award. This year's winner is the beloved musical La La Land from Whiplash director Damien Chazelle, though it's not the only award that has been bestowed upon one of the many titles screening at the festival this year. The official Platform jury declared Pablo Larrain's Jackie Kennedy biopic Jackie their top pick from their selection, while a handful of other juries also chimed in. Check out all of their choices below:

Grolsch People's Choice Awards

Grolsch People's Choice Award
La La Land (Damien Chazelle)

Grolsch People's Choice Award - First Runner-Up
Lion (Garth Davis)

Grolsch People's Choice Award - Second Runner-Up
Queen of Katwe (Mira Nair)

Grolsch People's Choice Documentary Award
I Am Not Your Negro (Raoul Peck)

Grolsch People's Choice Documentary Award - First Runner-Up
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (Steve James)

Grolsch People's Choice Documentary Award - Second Runner-Up
Before the Flood (Fisher Stevens)

Grolsch People's Choice Midnight Madness Award
Free Fire (Ben Wheatley)

Grolsch People's Choice Midnight Madness Award - First Runner-Up
The Autopsy of Jane Doe (Andre Ovredal)

Grolsch People's Choice Midnight Madness Award - Second Runner-Up
Raw (Julia Ducournau)

Platform Awards

Toronto Platform Prize
Jackie (Pablo Larrain)

Toronto Platform Prize - Special Mention
Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait (Khyentse Norbu)

Canadian Awards

Canada Goose Award for Best Canadian Feature Film
Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves (Mathieu Denis and Simon Lavoie)

City of Toronto Award for Best Canadian First Feature Film
Old Stone (Johnny Ma)


FIPRESCI Prize - Special Presentations
I Am Not Madame Bovary (Feng Xiao Gang)

FIPRESCI Prize - Discovery
Kati Kati (Mbithi Masya)

Other Awards

NETPAC Award for World or International Asian Film Premiere
In Between (Maysaloun Hamoud)

Dropbox Discovery Programme Filmmakers Award
Jeffrey (Yanillys Perez)