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2012 Toronto International Film Festival

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2012 Toronto International Film Festival
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Festival poster
Opening film Looper [1]
Closing film Song for Marion [2]
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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)
LanguageEnglish
Website tiff.net

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]

Contents

Awards

Award [6] [7] FilmDirector
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

On 17 September 2012, it was announced that David O. Russell's comedy 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

Gala Presentations

Special Presentations

Documentaries

Midnight Madness [13]

Vanguard

Contemporary World Cinema

Masters

City To City: Mumbai

TIFF Kids

TIFF Cinematheque

Discovery

Short Cuts Canada

Canada's Top Ten

Features

Short films

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References

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