#TFCA: “ROMA” AND “ANTHROPOCENE” TAKE TOP HONOURS AT THE 2018 TORONTO FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION AWARDS
As Awards Season kicks into high gear, the 2018 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards were held tonight, honouring the year’s best in Cinema as decided by that esteemed Association. Taking place at the Four Seasons Hotel, the site of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association‘s InStyle Magazine Bash at TIFF, Film Critics and industry celebrated what was a stellar year both critically and commercially in Film, seeing a record $11.8 billion grossed at the Box Office in North America last year.
Honoured tonight were the best in Canadian and International Cinema with previous winner Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier’s ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH winning the Association’s Rogers Best Canadian Film Award. Given a hefty prize of $100k, the Duo decided spontaneously to split the money with runners-up MAISON DU BONHEUR Director Sofia Bohdanowicz and AVA Director Sadaf Forough, whom also received $5,000 from Rogers Communications.
Other winners announced tonight include Director Molly McGlynn who won the $10,000 Stella Artois Jay Scott Prize for an Emerging Artist for her debut, MARY GOES ROUND which premiered at TIFF ’18 to raves.
Native Canadian Trailblazer Tantoo Cardinal also was awarded the $50,000 Technicolor Clyde Gilmour Award for her achievements in Canadian Cinema, presented by fellow First Nations Actress Tanaya Beatty (The Twilight Saga). Cardinal chose to donate the funds to First Nations Filmmaker Darlene Naponse, who directed FALLS AROUND HER in which Cardinal stars.
Director Morgan Neville was given the $5,000 RBC Allan King Documentary Film Award for Mr. Rogers Pic, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?.
Genevieve Citron was named recipient of the inaugural TFCA Emerging Critic Award, a $1,000 prize.
Announced earlier were double Golden Globe-winning ROMA for Best Picture and Best Director (Alfonso Cuarón), plus Ethan Hawke for Best Actor in First Reformed and Olivia Colman for Best Actress in The Favourite. Regina King won Best Supporting Actress for her work in If Beale Street Could Talk, doubling-up with her Golden Globes success this past weekend and Steve Yeun won Best Supporting Actor for his work in Best Foreign-Language Film winner, BURNING.
More winners here.
TIFF Creative Director Cameron Bailey filled hosting duties this year and Presenters included Don McKellar, Traci Melchor, Rick Mercer and more.
It was our first time ever attending the TFCA Awards, courtesy of our friends at Hollywood Suite and GAB Communications, and we are so honoured to celebrated with our peers and idols.
See some Snaps:
Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier
Some faces of the TFCA including President Peter Howell and Vice President/Secretary Johanna Schneller
Our hardworking friends in the Film industry get a night out!
Our friends at GAB Communications and Hollywood Suite:
All photos taken on the NIKON D3400.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)
#GIVEAWAY: ENTER TO WIN A SIGNED POSTER FROM THE DIRECTORS OF TIFF ’13 DOCUMENTARY “WATERMARK” JENNIFER BAICHWAL & EDWARD BURTYNSKY
After making – pardon the pun – splash at the TIFF ’13, Co-Directors Edward Burtynsky and Jennifer Baichwal are set to release their breathtaking Documentary, WATERMARK. Mongrel Media and Mr. Will Wong not only want you to see the Directors in-person this weekend, but we also want you to win a Signed Poster from the Film!
Every living thing needs Water to survive. Humans use with it in a variety of ways, numerous times a day. But how often do we consider the complexity of that interaction? And, unless we’re confronted by a lack of Water, when do we think about how important it is in creating, sustaining and enriching life?
This Documentary brings together diverse stories from 10 Countries around the globe about people and their relationship with Water. What they use it for, what they learn from it, and why they’re drawn to it, as well as the consequences from overuse.
The Film focusses on massive floating abalone farms off China’s Fujian Coast and the construction site of the biggest Arch Dam in the World – the Xiluodu, six times the size of the Hoover. It also takes a look at the barren Desert Delta where the mighty Colorado River no longer reaches the Ocean, and the Water-intensive leather tanneries of Dhaka.
Watch the Trailer below:
Audiences will have a chance to attend a live Q&A with both Burtynsky and Baichwal this Friday, September 27, 2013 at Varsity Cinemas at 7:25 PM and also Saturday, September 27, 2013 at TIFF Bell Lightbox at 7:00 PM. The Duo also will be appearing at Indigo – Manulife Centre (Bay x Bloor) at 3:00 PM on Sunday, September 28, 2013 to talk about WATERMARK.
To enter to win a Signed Poster from Burtynsky and Baichwal, simply click “like” on this Post at Mr. Will Wong on Facebook. You must be available in the Toronto area to pick it up Sunday at Indigo – Manulife Centre. Re-Tweet the below to double your chances:
http://www.mrwillwong.com/watermark @MRWILLW & @MONGRELMEDIA want us to see the Directors of #TIFF13 Doc #WATERMARK this weekend and win a Signed Poster!
Mongrel Media releases WATERMARK on Friday, September 27, 2013 in Toronto and in additional Cities on Friday, October 11, 2013.
(Photo/video credit: Mongrel Media)