Audience Awards

Exercise your right to vote! On the front page for each film, you will see five stars. When you finish viewing the film, simply click the number of stars you wish to submit as your vote.

Voting Scale:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  “Who allowed you to take my breath away?” (Booksmart, 2019)

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️      “Divine decadence, darling” (Cabaret, 1972)

⭐️⭐️⭐️           “Well, nobody’s perfect!” (Some Like It Hot, 1959)

⭐️⭐️               “I’ll admit, I may have seen better…” (All About Eve, 1950)

⭐️                   “This is life’s ultimate cruelty” (Death Becomes Her, 1992)

 

Best Narrative Feature
Sponsored by eOne

This $2500 cash award generously provided by Entertainment One will be presented to the audience’s favourite feature-length film.

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Best Documentary Feature
Sponsored by eOne

This $2500 cash award generously provided by Entertainment One will be presented to the audience’s favourite feature-length documentary film.

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Best Short Film

This cash award is presented to the audience’s favourite film within a shorts program.

Canadian Juried Awards

Canadian works completed in the last 18 months and screening at this year’s Festival are eligible for consideration by the jury.

Best Canadian Feature (Narrative or Documentary)
Sponsored by Netflix
Sponsored by Entertainment Partners Canada

This award includes a cash prize of $2,000 from our Presenting Partner, Netflix, and a
$1,000 in-kind package from Entertainment Partners Canada. This award is presented
to an established Canadian artist for their feature-length narrative or documentary film.

Emerging Canadian Artist
Sponsored by RBC Royal Bank
Sponsored by Entertainment Partners Canada

This award includes a cash prize of $2,500 from our Lead Sponsor, RBC, and a $1,000
in-kind package from Entertainment Partners Canada. It will be presented to an
early-career Canadian filmmaker. The recipient must have directed no more than two
fiction narrative short films or no more than one fiction narrative feature-length film.

Best Canadian Short
Sponsored by Accenture

This $750 cash award is presented to a Canadian filmmaker for their short-form narrative or documentary film.

International Juried Awards

 

Best First Feature Award
Sponsored by Inside Out’s Leadership Circle

This $5000 cash award is presented to the International Jury’s selection for best film by a first-time feature director. Past winners of this award include Francis Lee for God’s Own Country and Andrew Ahn for Spa Night. This award was originally established through the generosity of Bill Ostrander.

 

Pitch, Please!

Our pitch competition livestreamed on May 30, 2020, and saw 10 competitors from across the globe present a short, two-minute pitch to a virtual jury and audience, with one winner taking home a $5,000 production grant sponsored by Netflix, and an In-kind production package sponsored by Chargefield Key Art, The Black List, Final Draft, and Moondog Labs.

Congratulations to our winning project, Rejoice in the Lamb, by Jake Goicoechea, Will Carington, and Courtney Bush.