TIFF Winners | Toronto International Film Festival 2019

Toronto International Film Festival

The following are the winners from TIFF 2019

  •     People's Choice Award: Jojo Rabbit by Taika Waititi

  •     People's Choice Award runner's up: Marriage Story​ by Noah Baumbach and Parasite by    Bong Joon-ho’s ​Parasite​

  •     People's Choice Documentary Award: The Cave​ directed by Feras Fayyad

  •     People's Choice Midnight Madness Award: The Platform​​ by Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia

  •     Toronto Platform Prize: Martin Eden by Pietro Marcello

  •     NETPAC Award for World or International Asian Film Premiere: 1982 by Oualid Mouaness​

  •     Best Canadian Feature Film:  Antigone by Sophie Deraspe

  •     Best Canadian First Feature Film: The Twentieth Century by Matthew Rankin

  •     Best Canadian Short Film: ​Delphine​ by Chloé Robichaud

  •     Best Short Film: ​All Cats Are Grey in the Dark by Lasse Linder

Telluride Film Festival 2019

Telluride Film Festival 2019

46th Telluride Film Festival feature films included:

• THE AERONAUTS (d. Tom Harper, U.S. – U.K., 2019)

• THE ASSISTANT (d. Kitty Green, U.S., 2019)

• THE AUSTRALIAN DREAM (d. Daniel Gordon, Australia, 2019)

• BEANPOLE (Kantemir Balagov, Russia, 2019)

• THE CLIMB (d. Michael Angelo Covino, U.S., 2019)

• COUP 53 (d. Taghi Amirani, U.K., 2019)

• DIEGO MARADONA (d. Asif Kapadia, U.K., 2019)

• FAMILY ROMANCE, LLC (d. Werner Herzog, U.S. – Japan, 2019)

• FIRST COW (d. Kelly Reichardt, U.S., 2019)

• FORD v FERRARI (d. James Mangold, U.S., 2019)

• JUDY (d. Rupert Goold, U.K.-U.S., 2019)

• A HIDDEN LIFE (d. Terrence Malick, U.S. – Germany, 2019)

• THE HUMAN FACTOR (d. Dror Moreh, U.K., 2019)

• INSIDE BILL’S BRAIN (d. Davis Guggenheim, U.S., 2019)

• THE KINGMAKER (Lauren Greenfield, U.S., 2019)

• LYREBIRD (d. Dan Friedkin, U.S., 2019)

• MARRIAGE STORY (d. Noah Baumbach, U.S., 2019)

• MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN (d. Edward Norton, U.S., 2019)

• OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE (d. Ric Burns, U.S., 2019)

• PAIN AND GLORY (d. Pedro Almodóvar, Spain, 2019)

• PARASITE (d. Bong Joon-ho, South Korea, 2019)

• PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE (d. Céline Sciamma, France, 2019)

• THE REPORT (d. Scott Z. Burns, U.S., 2019)

• TELL ME WHO I AM (d. Ed Perkins, U.K., 2019)

• THOSE WHO REMAINED (d. Barnabás Toth, Hungary, 2019)

• THE TWO POPES (d. Fernando Meirelles, U.K., 2019)

• UNCUT GEMS (d. Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie, U.S., 2019)

• VARDA BY AGNÈS (d. Agnès Varda, France, 2019)

• VERDICT (d. Raymond Ribay Gutierrez, Philippines, 2019)

• WAVES (d. Trey Edward Schults, U.S., 2019)

Death Penalty Documentary



"An Eye for an Eye"

A documentary on abolishing the death penalty.

Death Penalty Documentary Film

A film by Don Haderlein

"An Eye for an Eye"
Teaser Trailer

“Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them?
Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement.”

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Cannes Film Festival Winners 2019

2019 Cannes Film Festival Winners

The winners in the 2019 Cannes Film festival are as follows:

Palme d’Or: “Parasite,” Bong Joon-ho
Grand Prix: “Atlantics,” Mati Diop
Jury Prize (tie): “Les Misérables” (Ladj Ly) and “Bacurau” (Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles)
Best Actress: Emily Beecham, “Little Joe”
Best Actor: Antonio Banderas, “Pain & Glory”
Best Director: Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, “The Young Ahmed”
Best Screenplay: “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” Céline Sciamma
Special Mention of the Jury: “It Must Be Heaven,” Elia Suleiman
Camera d’Or: “Our Mothers,” César Díaz
Short Film Palme d’Or: The Distance Between Us And The Sky,” Vasilis Kekatos 
Special Mention of the Jury: “Monstruo Dios,” Agustina San
Queer Palm (Feature): “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” Céline Sciamma
Queer Palm (Short): “The Distance Between Us And The Sky,” Vasilis Kekatos

Independent Films - Cannes Film Festival Nominees 2019

Cannes Film Festival 2019

Cannes Film Festival 2019

The nominees for the upcoming Cannes Film Festival 2019 are as follows:

Opening Night Film
“The Dead Don’t Die,” Jim Jarmusch (also in Competition)

“Pain and Glory,” Pedro Almodovar
“The Traitor,” Marco Bellocchio
“The Wild Goose Lake,” Diao Yinan
“Parasite,” Bong Joon-ho
“Young Ahmed,” Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne
“Oh Mercy!,” Arnaud Desplechin
“Atlantique,” Mati Diop
“Matthias and Maxime,” Xavier Dolan
“Little Joe,” Jessica Hausner
“Sorry We Missed You,” Ken Loach
“Les Miserables,” Ladj Ly
“A Hidden Life,” Terrence Malick
“Bacurau,” Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles
“The Whistlers,” Corneliu Porumboiu
“Frankie,” Ira Sachs
“Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” Céline Sciamma
“It Must Be Heaven,” Elia Suleiman
“Sibyl,” Justine Triet

Un Certain Regard
“Invisible Life,” Karim Aïnouz
“Beanpole,” Kantemir Balagov
“The Swallows of Kabul,” Zabou Breitman & Eléa Gobé Mévellec
“A Brother’s Life,” Monia Chokri
“The Climb,” Michael Covino
“Joan of Arc,” Bruno Dumont
“A Sun That Never Sets,” Olivier Laxe
“Room 212,” Christophe Honoré
“Port Authority,” Danielle Lessovitz
“Papicha,” Mounia Meddour
“Adam,” Maryam Touzani
“Zhuo Ren Mi Mi,” Midi Z
“Liberte,” Albert Serra
“Bull,” Annie Silverstein
“Summer of Changsha,” Zu Feng
“Evge,” Nariman Aliev

Out of Competition
“The Best Years of Life,” Claude Lelouch
“Rocketman,” Dexter Fletcher
“Too Old to Die Young” (2 Episodes), Nicolas Winding Refn
“Diego Maradona,” Asif Kapadia
“Belle Epoque,” Nicolas Bedos

Special Screenings
“Share,” Pippa Bianco
“For Sama,” Waad Al Kateab & Edward Watts
“Family Romance, LLC,” Werner Herzog
“Tommaso,” Abel Ferrara
“To Be Alive and Know It,” Alain Cavalier
“Que Sea Ley,” Juan Solanas

Midnight Screenings
“The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil,” Lee Won-Tae

Sundance Film Festival Winners 2019

 Sundance Film Festival

The Winners of the Sundance  film festival 2019 are as follows:

US Dramatic Competition

Grand Jury Prize

Audience Award
Brittany Runs a Marathon

Joe Talbot for The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award
Pippa Bianco for Share

Special Jury Award for Vision and Craft
Alma Har’el for Honey Boy

Special Jury Award for Creative Collaboration
The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Performance
Rhianne Barreto for Share
US Documentary Competition

Grand Jury Prize
One Child Nation

Audience Award
Knock Down the House

Steven Bognar and Julia Riechert for American Factory

Special Jury Award for Moral Urgency
Jacqueline Olive for Always in Season

Special Jury Award for Emerging Filmmaker
Liza Mandelup for Jawline

Special Jury Award for Cinematography
Luke Lorentzen for Midnight Family
World Cinema Dramatic Competition

Grand Jury Prize
The Souvenir

Audience Award
Queen of Hearts

Lucía Garibaldi for The Sharks

Special Jury Award
Alejandro Landes for Monos

Special Jury Award for Acting
Krystyna Janda for Dolce Fine Giornata
World Cinema Documentary Competition

Grand Jury Prize

Audience Award
Sea of Shadows

Mads Brügger for Cold Case Hammarskjöld

Winners 2019 Spirit Awards

2019 Spirit Award Winners

The 2019 Spirit Awards Winners are as follows:

Best Feature
If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Director
Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk

Best First Feature
Sorry to Bother You

Best Male Lead
Ethan Hawke, First Reformed

Best Female Lead
Glenn Close, The Wife

Best Supporting Female Actor
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Supporting Male Actor
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Best Cinematography
Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, Suspiria

Best Screenplay
Nicole Holofcener & Jeff Whitty, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Best First Screenplay
Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade

Best Editing
Joe Bini, You Were Never Really Here

Best Documentary
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Best International Film
Roma (Mexico)

Piaget Producers Award
Shrihari Sathe

The Someone to Watch Award
Alex Moratto, Sócrates

The Bonnie Award
Debra Granik

Robert Altman Award

John Cassavetes Award
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