Awards page

Our signature awards

Rogers Best Canadian Film Award

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 2018 winner was Anthropocene.

Ed Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, AnthropoceneSee winners from previous years

Stella Artois Jay Scott Prize

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 $10,000. This year’s recipient is Molly McGlynn.

Molly McGlynn, Mary Goes RoundSee winners from previous years

RBC Allan King Documentary Award

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 Morgan Neville’s Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Morgan Neville, Won't You Be My Neighbour?See winners from previous years

Technicolor Clyde Gilmour Award

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 […]

Tantoo CardinalSee winners from previous years

TFCA Emerging Critic Award

Established in 2018, the TFCA’s Emerging Critic Award was created to find and promote new voices in the field of film criticism. The inaugural award went to Genevieve Citron.

Genevieve CitronSee winners from previous years