1987 Toronto International Film Festival

The 12th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) took place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada between September 10 and September 19, 1987. I've Heard the Mermaids Singing by Patricia Rozema was selected as the opening film.[1]

1987 Toronto International Film Festival
1987 Toronto International Film Festival poster.jpg
Festival poster
Opening filmI've Heard the Mermaids Singing
LocationToronto, Ontario, Canada
Hosted byToronto International Film Festival Group
Festival dateSeptember 10, 1987 (1987-09-10)–September 19, 1987 (1987-09-19)

The Princess Bride by Rob Reiner won the People's Choice Award at the festival. André the Giant, one of the stars of the film, sat on a girth constructed especially for him during the premiere of the film at the festival.[2][3]


Award[4][5] Film Director
People's Choice Award The Princess Bride Rob Reiner
Best Canadian Feature Film Family Viewing Atom Egoyan
Best Canadian Feature Film - Special Jury Citation Artist on Fire Kay Armatage
International Critics' Award Night Zoo Jean-Claude Lauzon


Gala PresentationEdit

Perspectives CanadaEdit



  1. ^ "TIFF: A history of opening nights". CBC News. Retrieved October 18, 2013.
  2. ^ "From the Archives: a look back on TIFF's most memorable moments". Archived from the original on 2013-10-17. Retrieved October 18, 2013.
  3. ^ "Taking a look back at TIFF". Archived from the original on 2013-10-12. Retrieved October 18, 2013.
  4. ^ "TIFF Awards" Archived 2012-09-27 at the Wayback Machine. tiff.net, October 16, 2013.
  5. ^ "TIFF People's Choice prize heralds film industry kudos". CBC News. Retrieved October 16, 2013.

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