Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans triumphs in Toronto

– Canadian film riceboy sleeps by Anthony Shim won in the competitive Platform section of the 47th TIFF

The Fabelmans by Steven Spielberg

For the 45e times, the public chose the winner at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and it was The Fabelmans by Steven Spielberg which was voted crowd favorite, snatching the People’s Choice Award. The 47e The TIFF, which took place from September 8 to 18, ended with the closing ceremony, where Cameron Bailey, CEO of TIFF, said: “2022 has brought an outstanding line-up of films that have thrilled festival audiences around the world. Our programming has featured beloved authors alongside new voices in film, including many powerful women. The first People’s Choice Award finalist was women who talkrealized by Sarah Pollywhile the second runner-up was Glass onion: a mystery at loggerheads by Rian Johnson.

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Three documentaries captured the hearts of the audience. The Audience Documentary Award went to black ice by Hubert Davisand the two finalists were Maya and the wave by Stephanie Johnes and 752 is not a number by Babak Payami.

In the competitive Platform program, the international jury, chaired by the Canadian filmmaker Patricia Rozemaand including the Norwegian-Pakistani actress-director Iram Haq and Indian filmmaker Chaitanya Tamhaneselected riceboy sleeps by Anthony Shimfor “its deeply moving story and its sharply observed characters as they navigate racism, dislocation, family and love. It balances social realism with pure poetry.

The FIPRESCI jury selected A weekend in Gaza by Basil Khalil as his winning film, for “his empathy and cleverness in capturing the zeitgeist, and with his bold approach to contemporary satire and world cinema”.

The Network for the Promotion of Asian and Asia-Pacific Cinema (NETPAC) awarded sweet as by Jub Clercwhich has been defined as “a model road movie in every way with great locations and a solid cast, convincingly telling the story of a young indigenous girl on a youth therapy bus tour – dealing with family, friendship, inspiration and self-identity”.

Here is the full list of 47 winnerse TIFF:

Audience Award

Winner
The Fabelmans – Steven Spielberg (USA)

1st Finalist
women who talk -Sarah Polley (USA)

2n/a Finalist
Glass onion: a mystery at loggerheads – Rian Johnson (USA)

Audience Documentary Award

Winner
black ice – Hubert Davis (USA)

1st Finalist
Maya and the wave – Stephanie Johnes (USA)

2n/a Finalist
752 is not a number – Babak Payami (Canada)

Madness Madness Audience Award

Winner
Bizarre: the story of Al Yankovic – Eric Appel (USA)

1st Finalist
pearl – Ti West (USA)

2n/a Finalist
Blackening – Tim Story (USA)

Toronto Platform Price
riceboy sleeps -Anthony Shim (Canada)

FIPRESCI Award
A weekend in Gaza – Basil Khalil (Palestine/UK)

NETPAC Award
sweet as – Jub Clerc (Australia)

Shawn Mendes Foundation Changemaker Award
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– Luis De Filippis (Canada/Switzerland)

Amplify Voices Awards

Best Canadian Feature Film
Kill a Tiger -Nisha Pahuja (Canada)
Special Mention for Best Canadian Feature Film
viking -Stephane Lafleur (Canada)

Amplify Voices Award
Leonor will never die – Martika Ramirez Escobar (Philippines)
As we watched – Vinay Shukla (UK)

Special Mention for Best Feature by an Emerging BIPOC Filmmaker
Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry on. -Madison Thomas (Canada)

Best Canadian Feature Film
The fireflies are gone – Sebastien Pilote (Canada)

Best Canadian First Feature
Roads in February – Katherine Jerkovic (Canada/Uruguay)

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Best film
Snow in September – Lkhagvadulam (Dulmaa) Purev-Ochir (France/Mongolia)
Honorable Mention
Stewardess-737 – Thanasis Neofotistos (Greece)

Best Canadian Film
Simon -Aziz Zoromba (Canada)
Honorable Mention
same old -Lloyd Lee Choi (Canada)

Reward Share your journey
nanitic – Carol Nguyen (Canada)

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