The 2021 TIFF Tribute Award recipients are:
In 2020, the TIFF Tribute Awards celebrated the remarkable talents and contributions of Mira Nair, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Kate Winslet, Chloé Zhao, Terence Blanchard, and Tracey Deer, some of whom went on to win awards on the international stage.
People’s Choice Award
A long-standing tradition at TIFF, the People’s Choice Awards is marking its 44th year. The awards consist of the People’s Choice Award, the People’s Choice Documentary Award, and the People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award. Audiences watching films at TIFF Bell Lightbox, Roy Thomson Hall, the Visa Screening Room at the Princess of Wales Theatre, Festival Village at Ontario Place venues — including the Cinesphere, the Visa Skyline Drive-In, the RBC Lakeview Drive-In, and the West Island Open Air Cinema — and Scotiabank Theatre Toronto, and at home on digital TIFF Bell Lightbox, will have the opportunity to vote online this year. All feature films in Official Selection must screen both in-person and on digital TIFF Bell Lightbox to be eligible.
People’s Choice Award: Belfast, dir. Kenneth Branangh
First Runner Up: Scarborough, dirs. Shasha Nakhai, Rich Williamson
Second Runner Up: The Power of the Dog, dir. Jane Campion
People’s Choice Documentary Award: The Rescue, dirs. E. Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin
First Runner Up: Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over, dirs. Dave Wooley, David Heilbroner
Second Runner Up: Flee, dir. Jonas Poher Rasmussen
People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award: Titane, dir. Julia Ducournau
First Runner Up: You Are Not My Mother, dir. Kate Dolan
Second Runner Up: DASHCAM, dir. Rob Savage
Named after Jia Zhang-ke’s groundbreaking film, Platform spotlights films with high artistic merit and strong directorial vision. All films in the Platform programme are eligible for this award, which will be selected by an international jury.
2021 Platform Prize Recipient
Yuni, dir. Kamila Andini
Honourable mention: Mlungu Wam (Good Madam), dir. Jenna Cato Bass