2012 Toronto International Film Festival

The 37th annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) was held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada between September 6 and September 16, 2012. TIFF announced the films that were accepted on August 21, 2012. On its 37th edition the TIFF included a 289 feature films and 83 short films. Directed by Rian Johnson, Looper was selected as the opening film.[4][5]

2012 Toronto International Film Festival
Festival poster
Opening filmLooper[1]
Closing filmSong for Marion[2]
LocationToronto, Ontario, Canada
AwardsSilver Linings Playbook (People's Choice Award)
Hosted byToronto International Film Festival Group
No. of films289 feature films and 83 shorts[3]
Festival dateSeptember 6, 2012 (2012-09-06)–September 16, 2012 (2012-09-16)

Awards edit

Award[6][7] Film Director
People's Choice Award Silver Linings Playbook David O. Russell
People's Choice Award, First Runner Up Argo Ben Affleck
People's Choice Award, Second Runner Up Zaytoun Eran Riklis
People's Choice Award (Documentary) Artifact Jared Leto
People's Choice Award (Documentary), First Runner Up Storm Surfers 3D Christopher Nelius and Justin McMillan
People's Choice Award (Documentary), Second Runner Up Revolution Rob Stewart
People's Choice Award (Midnight Madness) Seven Psychopaths Martin McDonagh
People's Choice Award (Midnight Madness), First Runner Up The Bay Barry Levinson
People's Choice Award (Midnight Madness), Second Runner Up John Dies at the End Don Coscarelli
Best Canadian Feature Film Laurence Anyways Xavier Dolan
Best Canadian Short Film Keep a Modest Head (Ne crâne pas sois modeste) Deco Dawson
Best Canadian Short Film, Honorable Mention Crackin' Down Hard Mike Clattenburg
Best Canadian First Feature Film Antiviral Brandon Cronenberg
Blackbird Jason Buxton
FIPRESCI Discovery Call Girl Mikael Marcimain
FIPRESCI Special Presentations In the House François Ozon
NETPAC Award The Land of Hope Sion Sono

On 17 September 2012, it was announced that David O. Russell's romantic comedy-drama film, Silver Linings Playbook, had been awarded the People's Choice Award.[8] The film, in which Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence appear as "neurotic lovers obsessed with their exes", is based on a novel by Matthew Quick.[8][9] The festival director, Piers Handling, stated that the film is "a deeply emotional story."[10] Ben Affleck's Argo was the runner-up for the prize.[11] Jared Leto's Artifact was given the People's Choice Award for best documentary, while Martin McDonagh's Seven Psychopaths won the Midnight Madness audience award.[8]

Programmes edit

Gala Presentations edit

Special Presentations edit

Documentaries edit

Midnight Madness edit


Vanguard edit

Contemporary World Cinema edit

Masters edit

City To City: Mumbai edit

TIFF Kids edit

TIFF Cinematheque edit

Discovery edit

Short Cuts Canada edit

Canada's Top Ten edit

Features edit

Short films edit

References edit

  1. ^ "TIFF: A history of opening nights". CBC News. Retrieved October 19, 2013.
  2. ^ "Song for Marion to close Toronto film festival". Retrieved October 19, 2013.
  3. ^ "TIFF List 2012: A Complete List of All Films at the Toronto International Film Festival". Retrieved October 19, 2013.
  4. ^ "Looper to launch Toronto film festival". BBC News. July 24, 2012. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  5. ^ "2012 Toronto International Film Festival Annual report". Archived from the original on October 27, 2013. Retrieved October 11, 2013.
  6. ^ "Awards". tiff.net. Archived from the original on September 27, 2012. Retrieved September 16, 2012.
  7. ^ "2012 Toronto International Film Festival Awards Announced; SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK and SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS Among Winners". Retrieved October 11, 2013.
  8. ^ a b c Child, Ben (September 17, 2012). "Silver Linings Playbook wins people's choice award at Toronto film festival". The Guardian. London. Retrieved September 18, 2012.
  9. ^ Murphy, Mekado (September 17, 2012). "'Silver Linings Playbook' Wins People's Choice Award in Toronto". The New York Times. Retrieved September 18, 2012.
  10. ^ Szklarski, Cassandra (September 17, 2012). "Silver Linings Playbook steals the show at TIFF". The Vancouver Sun. Retrieved September 18, 2012.
  11. ^ Gordon, Julie (September 17, 2012). "'Silver Linings Playbook' wins top prize at Toronto festival". The Independent. London. Archived from the original on September 17, 2012. Retrieved September 18, 2012.
  12. ^ Benzine, Adam (July 23, 2012). "Exclusive: TIFF to host Polley's "Stories," Kastner's "Disco"". Realscreen. Retrieved September 18, 2012.
  13. ^ "History of the Toronto International Film Festival's MIDNIGHT MADNESS Programme". Archived from the original on October 19, 2013. Retrieved October 19, 2013.

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