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 2022 winner is Riceboy Sleeps, directed by Anthony Shim. Runners-up are Brother, directed by Clement Virgo and Crimes of the Future, directed by David Cronenberg.

Previous Winners

2021 – Beans, directed by Tracey Deer

2020 – Anne at 13,000 ft., directed by Kazik Radwanski

2019 – The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open, directed by Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn

2018 – Anthropocene: The Human Epoch, directed by Jennifer Baichwal, Nick de Pencier, and Edward Burtynsky

2017 – Werewolf, directed by Ashley McKenzie

2016 – The Stairs, directed by Hugh Gibson

2015 – The Forbidden Room, directed by Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson

2014 – Enemy, directed by Denis Villeneuve

2013 – Watermark, directed by Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky

2012 – Stories We Tell, directed by Sarah Polley

2011 – Monsieur Lazhar, directed by Philippe Falardeau

2010 – Incendies, directed by Denis Villeneuve

2009 – Polytechnique, directed by Denis Villeneuve

2008 – My Winnipeg, directed by Guy Maddin

2007 – Away from Her, directed by Sarah Polley

2006 – Manufactured Landscapes, directed by Jennifer Baichwal

2005 – A History of Violence, directed by David Cronenberg

2004 – The Triplets of Belleville, directed by Sylvain Chomet

2003 – Spider, directed by David Cronenberg

2002 – Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner, directed by Zacharias Kunuk

2001 – Last Wedding, directed by Bruce Sweeney

2000 – waydowntown, directed by Gary Burns

1999 – Set Me Free, directed by Léa Pool

1998 – Last Night, directed by Don McKellar

1997 – The Sweet Hereafter, directed by Atom Egoyan