2005 Toronto International Film Festival

The 30th Toronto International Film Festival ran from September 8–17 and screened 335 films from 52 countries - 109 of these films were world premieres, and 78 were North American premieres.[2][3][4][5][6]

2005 Toronto International Film Festival
2005 Toronto International Film Festival poster.jpg
Festival poster
Opening filmWater[1]
Closing filmEdison
LocationToronto, Ontario, Canada
Hosted byToronto International Film Festival Group
No. of films335 films
Festival dateSeptember 8, 2005 (2005-09-08)–September 17, 2005 (2005-09-17)


At the Festival's closing event, the following prizes were awarded:[7]

Because the vote for the People's Choice Award was so close, at the awards ceremony Piers Handling (festival co-director) announced four runners-up.[8] However, in the subsequent reporting there was confusion about the order of the runners-up. As reported by ScreenDaily, the results of the People's Choice Award voting was as follows:[9]

Certain other publications indicated (probably erroneously) that the order of the runners-up was reversed, with Mother of Mine finishing second to Tsotsi.[10][11][12]


Canada FirstEdit

Canadian Open VaultEdit

Canadian RetrospectiveEdit

Featuring Don Owen

Contemporary World CinemaEdit

Dialogues: Talking With PicturesEdit




Midnight MadnessEdit


Real To ReelEdit

Short Cuts CanadaEdit

Special PresentationsEdit

Viacom GalasEdit



Canada's Top TenEdit

In December, TIFF released its annual Canada's Top Ten list of the films programmers had selected as the ten best Canadian films of the year.[14] These were screened as a followup "Canada's Top Ten" minifestival in early 2006, with public screenings in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Vancouver.


  1. ^ "TIFF: A history of opening nights". CBC News. Retrieved October 19, 2013.
  2. ^ "2005 Toronto International Film Festival Annual report" (PDF). Retrieved October 11, 2013.
  3. ^ "335 Films On Tap for 2005 Toronto International Film Festival". Retrieved October 11, 2013.
  4. ^ "Complete List of Toronto International Film Festival Films". Archived from the original on June 10, 2015. Retrieved October 11, 2013.
  5. ^ "More films line up for Toronto competition". Retrieved October 11, 2013.
  6. ^ "2005 Toronto International Film Festival Wrap-up - 36 Films". Retrieved October 11, 2013.
  7. ^ "International and Canadian Films Honoured at Closing Awards Event" (Press release). Toronto International Film Festival Group. 2005-09-17. Archived from the original on 2006-07-10. Retrieved 2015-01-09.
  8. ^ Bruce Kirkland (2005-09-18). "'Tsotsi' wins TIFF's People's Choice Award". Toronto Sun. Jam! Showbiz. Retrieved 2015-01-09.
  9. ^ Mike Goodridge (2005-09-18). "Tsotsi, Look Both Ways win top prizes at Toronto". ScreenDaily. Screen International. Retrieved 2015-01-09.
  10. ^ Garth Franklin (2005-09-19). "Toronto 2005 Winners Announced". Dark Horizons. Archived from the original on 2015-01-09. Retrieved 2015-01-09.
  11. ^ "Toronto Film Festival honors 'Tsotsi'". The New York Times. 2005-09-19. Retrieved 2015-01-09.
  12. ^ "Aussie film wins top Toronto award". The Sydney Morning Herald. Reuters. 2005-09-18. Retrieved 2015-01-09.
  13. ^ "History of the Toronto International Film Festival's MIDNIGHT MADNESS Programme". Archived from the original on 2013-10-19. Retrieved October 19, 2013.
  14. ^ "Topping the list: Canada's cinematic achievements". National Post, December 14, 2005.

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