Posted on September 15, 2019

Many films from TIFF make their way west after the Toronto festival ends and find their Alberta Premiere at the Calgary International Film Festival. The TIFF awards have been announced, with several winners and runners-up headed to Calgary! Here's the list of TIFF award winners coming to CIFF. 


Heather Young's MURMUR won over the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) jury, who awarded her its Discovery programme prize.

"The Jury remarked that the film was chosen "for its impressive, minimalist, and precise storytelling — both in its structure and its use of static camerawork and framing — and for its empathetic and powerful simplicity in deconstructing the effects of an addictive personality.” (TIFF) 

Heather Young will be in attendance to do a Q&A after both screenings of MURMUR at CIFF, on September 20th and 25th. 

Matthew Rankin's THE TWENTIETH CENTURY won the Best Canadian First Feature Film

From the jury: Rankin’s debut feature is superb in its imaginative wildness, taking an otherwise staid historical Canadian figure and propelling him into the heart of one of the most creative, visual, and compelling experiences of the Festival.” (TIFF) 

Matthew Rankin will be in attendance at CIFF to do a Q&A after both screenings of THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, on September 20th and 22nd. 


Runners-up and Honourable Mentions: 

ANNE AT 13,000 FT was recognized by the Toronto Platform Prize as an Honourable Mention. 

From the jury: A film that creates a horror-movie level of buzzing tension out of a mercilessly close-up, yet deeply compassionate portrait of an unstable young woman, brought unforgettably to life in Deragh Campbell’s riveting central performance.” (TIFF)


Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn’s THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN received an Honourable Mention  For Best Canadian Feature Film. 


PARASITE won second runner up in the  People's Choice Award. 


Looking for some Late Shows Series action? BLOOD QUANTUM won second runner-up in the People's Choice Midnight Madness Award. 


For the full-rundown of the over 30 feature films showing at TIFF that will be screening at the Calgary International Film Festival, click here. You can also explore feature films in competition for our own festival's top prizes.

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