Winners of The Toronto International Film Festival 09

Toronto International Film Festival 

“Precious” formerly titled “Push-Based on a Novel by Sapphire” has the unprecedented distinction as having won the audience award at TIFF09  and Sundance09. Director/writer  Lee Daniels as been annointed the new “King of the Indie Film World”.

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The Winners at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival:

Cadillac People’s Choice Award:
“Precious” Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” directed by Lee Daniels
First Runner up: “Mao’s Last Dancer” directed by Bruce Beresford
Second Runner up: “Micmacs” directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Cadillac People’s Choice Award For Documentary:
“Topp Twins” directed by Leanne Pooley
Runner up: “Capitalism: A Love Story” directed by Michael Moore

Cadillac People’s Choice Award For Midnight Madness:
“The Loved Ones” directed by Sean Byrne
Runner up: “Day Breakers” directed by Peter and Michael Spierig

City of Toronto and Astral Media’s The Movie Network Award Award For Best Canadian Feature Film:
“Cairo Time” directed by Ruba Nadda

SKYY Vodka Award For Best Canadian First Feature Film:
“The Wild Hunt” directed by Alexandre Franchi

Prizes of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) for Special Presentations Section:
“Hadewijch” directed by Bruno Dumont

Prizes of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) for Discovery Section:
“The Man Beyond the Bridge” directed by Laxmikant Shetgoankar

Award For Best Canadian Short Film:
“Danse Macabre” directed by Pedro Pires
Honorable mention: “Armoire” directed by Jamie Travis

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