The 42nd Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) came to a close on Sunday evening, but not before announcing this year’s big winners.
Over 11 days, and after 339 films screened, this year was no exception when it revealed its Grolsch People’s Choice Winner. The coveted spot previously went to Oscar-worthy/winning films like 12 Years a Slave and Room, to last year’s La La Land.
That big winner this year was Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The film starts Frances McDormand as a frustrated and grieving mother who antagonizes her local police force (Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell) to call attention to the lack of progress in the search for her daughter’s killer. The dark-humoured award-winning movie is directed by Martin McDonagh.
TIFF 2017 Award Winners
Grolsch People’s Choice Award: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, directed by Martin McDonagh
Grolsch People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award: Bodied, directed by Joseph Kahn
Grolsch People’s Choice Documentary Award: Faces Places, directed by Agnès Varda
IWC Short Cuts Award for Best Canadian Short Film: Pre-Drink, directed by Marc-Antoine Lemire
IWC Short Cuts Award for Best International Short Film: Min Börda (The Burden), directed by Niki Lindroth von Bahr
City of Toronto Award for Best Canadian First Feature Film: Luk’ Luk’l, directed by Wayne Wapeemukwa
Canada Goose Award for Best Canadian Feature Film: Les Affamés, directed by Robin Aubert
The International Federation of Film Critics for Discovery prize: Ava, directed by Sadaf Foroughi
The International Federation of Film Critics for Special Presentations: The Motive (El Autor), directed by Manuel Martín Cuenca
NETPAC Award: The Great Buddha+, directed by Huang Hsin-Yao
Toronto Platform Prize: Sweet Country, directed by Warwick Thornton
— TIFF (@TIFF_NET) September 17, 2017