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Rogers Best Canadian Film Award rises to $100,000

November 28, 2012

In an unprecedented act of support for Canadian cinema, Rogers Communications has made the TFCA’s Rogers Best Canadian Film Award by far the country’s richest film prize. The director of the winning film, voted by members of the TFCA, will receive $100,000 from Rogers. The two runners-up will each receive $5,000. The winner will be announced at the […]

Ian Caddell, 1949 – 2012

November 9, 2012

If a friendship can be forged on differences, it speaks to my relationship with Ian Caddell – and the irony of (rightly) lionizing him for the Toronto Film Critics Association. Ian was born in Montreal and created a rich life for himself in Vancouver (though never in the financial sense) – two cities that could […]

Highlights of the 2011 TFCA Awards

August 31, 2012

Highlights of the 2011 Awards of the Toronto Film Critics Association, held at the Carlu Jan. 10, 2012.

Jessica Chastain, Michael Shannon and Michelle Williams thank the TFCA

January 11, 2012

Acceptance speeches sent to the 15th annual awards of the Toronto Film Critics Association by: Jessica Chastain (Best Supporting Actress for ‘Take Shelter’), Michael Shannon (Best Actor for ‘Take Shelter’) and Michelle Williams (Best Actress for ‘My Week with Marilyn’.

John Dunning tribute video

Montreal editor David Bertrand cut this montage of films brought to the screen by Canadian film pioneer and Cinepix co-founder John Dunning, who died last September at 84. On January 10, 2012, at the 15th annual gala of the Toronto Film Critics Awards, director David Cronenberg presented the Clyde Gilmour Award to Dunning’s son, Greg […]

TFCA 2011 Awards Montage

A 6-min montage including all 28 winners and nominees from the 2011 Awards of the Toronto Film Critics Association, edited by Brian D. Johnson, TFCA President.

Philippe Falardeau Wins Rogers Best Canadian Film Award and Cash Prize of $15,000

January 10, 2012

TORONTO – “Monsieur Lazhar”, Philippe Falardeau’s intimate tale of an  insightful teacher who helps a classroom of Quebec children through a  devastating loss, has won the Toronto Film Critics Association’s Rogers Best  Canadian Film Award.The award was presented to Falardeau by Andrea Martin at a gala dinner held January 10 at the  historic Carlu in […]

‘The Tree of Life’ Named Best Picture of 2011

December 14, 2011

Two dramas that explored the lives of American families from a cosmic perspective emerged as the biggest winners of the Toronto Film Critics Association’s 2011 awards. A transcendental epic about boyhood and the end of innocence in 1950s Texas, Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” won Best Picture, while Malick was named Best Director. Also […]

TFCA Gives Clyde Gilmour Award to Producer-Distributor John Dunning

June 20, 2011

The Toronto Film Critics Association has named John Dunning the recipient of its 2011 Clyde Gilmour award.“John Dunning is a major unsung hero of Canadian cinema,” said TFCA President Brian D. Johnson, film critic at Maclean’s. “Through the filmmakers he nurtured over the years, he’s left an indelible signature. This is a recognition that is […]

‘Incendies’ wins the 2010 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award

January 13, 2011

A scene from Incendies. Courtesy eOne Films. “Incendies”, Denis Villeneuve’s epic adaptation of Wajdi Mouawad’s complex stage play about Quebec siblings who uncover their immigrant mother’s tortured history, has won the 2010 Toronto Film Critics Association’s Rogers Best Canadian Film Award. The award was presented to Villeneuve by Jay Baruchel, star of “How to Train […]