Our signature awards
In 2014, the TFCA established the Peter Wintonick Documentary Fund to commemorate the legacy of Peter Wintonick, a writer, director and editor whose films include Manufacturing Consent, and who won the 2006 Governor General’s Award for Media. Wintonick, who died in November, was known around the world as Canada’s doc ambassador, and his spirit of mentorship […]
This award, which carries a cash prize of $5,000, is presented to the director of a short film that the TFCA’s members select from entries submitted by film courses at Humber College, Ryerson University, Sheridan College and York University. This year, York University’s Vladimir Paskaljevic won for Absence is Present.
Vladimir Paskaljevic, Absence is Present
Jay Scott (1949-1993) became Canada’s most esteemed film critic and helped put Canadian cinema on the map. Voted by members of the TFCA, the Stella Artois Jay Scott Prize is awarded to an emerging artist, who receives $5,000. This year’s recipient is Ashley McKenzie, whose first feature Werewolf heralds an exciting movement in Nova Scotia-based filmmaking.
Ashley McKenzie, Werewolf
For 50 years, Clyde Gilmour, CM (1912-1997) was heard on CBC Radio, and as a writer at The Toronto Evening Telegram, he became the first full-time film critic at a Toronto newspaper. In his honour, the Clyde Gilmour Award has been given to Canadians whose work has in some way enriched the understanding and appreciation […]
In honour of the late Canadian documentary filmmaker Allan King, this award recognizes the year’s best achievement in documentary film, which includes a cheque for $5,000. This year, the award went to Kirsten Johnson’s Cameraperson.
Kirsten Johnson, Cameraperson
The TFCA’s Rogers Best Canadian Film Award is Canada’s richest arts prize. The director of the winning film, voted by members of the TFCA, receives $100,000 from Rogers Communications Inc. The two runners-up each receive $5,000. The 2016 award went to Hugh Gibson for The Stairs.
Hugh Gibson, The Stairs