It’s all over! The Toronto International Film Festival has come to an end and the list of this year’s winners is out.
This year, TIFF saw a number of winners take home notable awards, among them the 2022 People’s Choice Awards. For 45 years, the People’s Choice Awards is voted by the viewing public and given to a film that has earned the audience’s appreciation.
The winner of the People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award winner is Weird: The Al Yankovic Story. In second place came Pearl by director Ti West and in third, The Blackening by director Tim Story. As for the TIFF 2022 People’s Choice Documentary Award winner – Black Ice by director Hubert Davis took the first spot.
And for the grand prize, the TIFF 2022 People’s Choice Award winner is The Fabelmans by director Steven Spielberg. Women Talking by director Sarah Polley came up as the first runner-up, and the second runner-up was Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery by director Rian Johnson
“2022 brought an exceptional selection of films that excited festival audiences around the world,” said Cameron Bailey, TIFF CEO.
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“Our lineup showcased beloved auteurs alongside fresh voices in filmmaking, including numerous women powerhouses. TIFF welcomed guests, press, industry, international stars, and directors back to the city and into cinemas. The sweeping range in cinematic storytelling from around the world is a testament to the uniqueness of the films that are being made. We’re so grateful and proud of this year’s Festival.”
Other awards included the Platform Prize, NETPAC, and FIPRESCI, IMDbPro Short Cuts, Canada Goose Amplify Voices Awards, and Shawn Mendes Foundation Changemaker Awards.
“Presented by the Shawn Mendes Foundation, the 2022 Changemaker Award is awarded to a Festival film that tackles issues of social change, and comes with a $10,000 cash prize,” according to TIFF.
The winner of the 2022 Changemaker Award wass presented to Luis De Filippis’ Something You Said Last Night. “It is an honour to have Something You Said Last Night be acknowledged by the next generation of filmmakers. Thank you to the Next Wave Committee for seeing this story. I am so excited to watch you lead our industry in the coming years,” said De Filippis.
As for the rest of the awards, Riceboy Sleep by director Anthony Shim took home the Platform Prize, the 2022 NETPAC was given to Sweet As, by director Jub Clerc, TIFF Tribute Award for Performance presented by IMDbPro was given to Brendan Fraser for The Whale. The FIPRESCGI was given to Basil Khalil’s A Gaza Weekend and the Canada Goose Amplify Voices Awards were given to Leonor Will Never Die by director Martika Ramirez Escobarand While We Watched by director Vinay Shukla.