Awards and Sales celebrated at TIFF 2013

Award recipients of the 38th Toronto International Film Festival were honoured at a reception held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Toronto.
YouTube Award for Best Canadian Short Film
Walter Woodman and Patrick Cederberg, Noah
City of Toronto + Canada Goose Award for Best Canadian Film
Alan Zweig, When Jews Were Funny
Award for Best Canadian First Feature Film
Shayne Ehman and Seth Scriver, Asphalt Watches
Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI) for Special Presentations
Pawel Pawlikowski, Ida
Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI) for the Discovery programme
Claudia Sainte-Luce,The Amazing Catfish
BlackBerry® People’s Choice Award
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
BlackBerry People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award
Sion Sono, Why Don’t You Play in Hell? (Jigoku de Naze Warui)
BlackBerry People’s Choice Documentary Award
Jehane Noujaim, The Square
NETPAC Award for World or International Asian Film Premiere
Anup Singh, Qissa
Grolsch Film Works Discovery Award
Gia Milani, All the Wrong Reasons
RBC Emerging Filmmakers Competition
Christoph Rainer, Requiem for a Robot

Along with the award winners there were also 32 film sales with major acquisitions including Bad Words, Burt’s Buzz, Can a Song Save Your Life?, Fading Gigolo, Joe, McCanick, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her, The F Word, The Green Inferno, The Railway Man, Tom at the Farm andUnder the Skin.
“The vibrant film sales that take place each year in Toronto are a testament to the strength of the industry overall, and it is what attracts territories from around the globe to make this Festival part of their main agenda,” stated Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival. “In addition, the TIFF Industry office pulls out all the stops to ensure the best opportunities are available to the delegates to complete their Festival experience.”