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The Fabelmans - Toronto International Film Festival 2022 award winners
The Fabelmans directed by Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans won the People’s Choice Award at the 47th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival. Weird: The Al Yankovic Story directed by Eric Appel won the People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award and Black Ice directed by Hubert Davis won the People’s Choice Documentary Award.

Other top prizes went to Sweet As by Jub Clerc for the NETPAC award, Basil Khalil’s A Gaza Weekend won the FIPRESCI award, and Riceboy Sleeps, directed by Anthony Shim won the Platform prize.

“2022 brought an exceptional selection of films that excited festival audiences around the world,” said Cameron Bailey, TIFF CEO. “Our lineup showcased beloved auteurs alongside fresh voices in filmmaking, including numerous women powerhouses. TIFF welcomed guests, press, industry, international stars, and directors back to the city and into cinemas. The sweeping range in cinematic storytelling from around the world is a testament to the uniqueness of the films that are being made. We’re so grateful and proud of this year’s Festival.”

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

TIFF 2022 People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award

The TIFF 2022 People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award winner is Weird: The Al Yankovic Story dir. Eric Appel
The first runner-up is Pearl dir. Ti West.
The second runner-up is The Blackening dir. Tim Story

TIFF 2022 People’s Choice Documentary Award

The TIFF 2022 People’s Choice Documentary Award winner is Black Ice dir. Hubert Davis
The second runner-up is Maya and the Wave dir. Stephanie Johnes
The second runner-up is 752 is not a Number dir. Babak Payami.

TIFF 2022 People’s Choice Award

The TIFF 2022 People’s Choice Award winner is The Fabelmans dir. Steven Spielberg
The first runner-up is Women Talking dir. Sarah Polley
The second runner-up is Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery dir. Rian Johnson

IMDbPro SHORT CUTS AWARDS

IMDbPro Short Cuts Award for Best Film
Snow in September
, dir. Lkhagvadulam (Dulmaa) Purev-Ochir.

Honorable Mention:
Honorable mention for the IMDbPro Short Cuts Award for Best Short Film to Airhostess-737 by director Thanasis Neofotistos.

IMDbPro Short Cuts Award for Best Canadian Film
Simo
, dir. Aziz Zoromba

Honorable Mention:
Honorable mention for the IMDbPro Short Cuts Award for Best Canadian Film to Same Old by director Lloyd Lee Choi.

NETPAC AWARD

2022 NETPAC Award
Sweet As
, dir. Jub Clerc.

FIPRESCI PRIZE

2022 FIPRESCI Prize
A Gaza Weekend
, dir. Basil Khalil

AMPLIFY VOICES AWARDS

Amplify Voices Award for Best Canadian Feature Film
To Kill A Tiger, dir. Nisha Pahuja

Special Mention for Best Canadian Feature Film
Viking, dir. Stéphane Lafleur

Amplify Voices Award
Leonor Will Never Die, dir. Martika Ramirez Escobar

Amplify Voices Award
While We Watched, dir. Vinay Shukla

Special Mention for Best Feature from an Emerging BIPOC Filmmaker
Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On, dir. Madison Thomas.

SHAWN MENDES FOUNDATION CHANGEMAKER AWARD

2022 Changemaker Award
Luis De Filippis’ Something You Said Last Night.

PLATFORM PRIZE

2022 TIFF Platform Prize
Riceboy Sleeps, dir. Anthony Shim.

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