Toronto 2013: what won what for who

Steve McQueen is breaking towards the mainstream and Oscar contention with 12 Years a Slave. In a brutally competitive field, antipodean projects bobbed respectably about..
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Steve McQueen is breaking towards the mainstream and Oscar contention with 12 Years a Slave. In a brutally competitive field, antipodean projects bobbed respectably about..

The Toronto system has a bunch of people’s awards, and a clutch of FIPRESCI awards by a jury, and some competition space for Canadian films.

The FIPRESCI International Critics Award went to The Amazing Catfish

The FIPRESCI Special Presentations Award was given to Ida

The NETPAC Award for the best Asian film with a first or second time director went to Qissa

The People’s Choice Feature is 12 Years a Slave

The People’s Choice Documentary Award landed on The Square. No trailer, but this is about the film, directed by Jehane Noujaim, who made the extraordinary Control Room

The Grolsch Award (for an emerging Canadian filmmaker) went to All the Wrong Reasons

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