Our signature awards
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 2019 winner was The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open.
Kathleen Hepburn, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open
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 Deragh Campbell.
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 American Factory.
Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert, American Factory
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 […]
Established in 2018, the TFCA’s Emerging Critic Award was created to find and promote new voices in the field of film criticism. The 2019 award went to Victor Stiff.