With over 30 reviews, our Toronto International Film Festival 2013 coverage is winding down, but there’s still more to come. Today, however, as the festival concludes, we’ve got news of the award winners. Following last year’s Silver Linings Playbook, taking the top prize was Steve McQueen‘s masterful drama 12 Years a Slave, while Sion Sono‘s wild-looking Why Don’t You Play In Hell? grabbed the Midnight Madness honors.
In the documentary category, the top award went to The Square, which we reviewed at Sundance earlier this year. Check out the complete list of winners below and click any links to see our full reviews or trailers where available (click here for our complete coveragE). I’d also highly recommend heading over to our Noah review, where you can watch the award-winning short film in full until September 19th.
BlackBerry People’s Choice Award
12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen)
The BlackBerry People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award
Why Don’t You Play in Hell? (Sion Sono)
The BlackBerry People’s Choice Documentary Award
The Square (Jehane Noujaim)
Qissa (Anup Singh)
ROLSCH FILM WORKS DISCOVERY AWARD
All the Wrong Reasons (Gia Milani)
RBC EMERGING FILMMAKERS COMPETITION
Requiem for a Robot (Christoph Rainer)
YOUTUBE AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN SHORT FILM
Noah (Walter Woodman and Patrick Cederberg)
CITY OF TORONTO + CANADA GOOSE AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN FEATURE FILM
When Jews Were Funny (Alan Zweig)
AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN FIRST FEATURE FILM
Asphalt Watches (Shayne Ehman and Seth Scriver)
Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI) for Special Presentations
Ida (Pawel Pawlikowski)
Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI) for the Discovery Programme
The Amazing Catfish (Claudia Sainte-Luce)
Which of the winners are you most looking forward to seeing?