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Toronto Film Week Announces Award Winners Of Comeback Edition

Apr 11, 2023 - After a five-year hiatus, the Toronto Film Week was back last week with an eclectic line-up of indie films, and it is here to stay. Festival host and manager Maarten Cornelis was more than pleased with the comeback edition: "Toronto Film Week is back and we at Cinematory are so happy to be the new managers of this amazing event. This was its first edition since 2017 and what a sold out edition it was! We couldn't have been more happy with the turnout and the excitement for our 2023 selection. We are delighted to call the Fox Theatre our festival home and we'll be back next year for another free event filled with amazing films from across the world."

Chosen out of almost 1500 entries, this year's official selection featured 33 films from around the world. Toronto Film Week is pleased to share with you today the jury results for the 2023 awards:

Best Narrative Feature Film: Easy Tiger (Belgium) by Karel Tuytschaever

Best Documentary Feature Film: Silent Beauty (USA) by Jasmin Mara López

Best Narrative Short Film: Ousmane (Canada) by Jorge Camarotti

Best Documentary Short Film: The Shell (Bosnia and Herzegovina) by Marko Lončarević

Best Animated Film: World's Best Animal Welfare (Sweden) by Robin Jonsson

Best Experimental Film: The Dream Machine (France) by Michael William West

Best Underground Film: The Pleasure in Pain (UK) by Curtis Blair

Best LGBTQ+ Film: Third Body (Israel) by Zohar Melinek Ezra, Roey Victoria Heifetz

Best New Filmmaker: I Never Had Dreams of My Son (Ukraine) by Jason Blevins

Best Music Video: The Beatles Vs The Stones (UK) by Andrew Kelleher (Dog&Rabbit)

Best Super Short Film: Generation (UK) by Riccardo Fusetti

Best Canadian Film: Heroes (Canada) by Andy Nguyen

Congratulations to all!

A new Call for Entries has been launched today on FilmFreeway for the next edition, which is set to take place April 1-5, 2024. Submit your film now:

About Toronto Film Week:

The Toronto Film Week is an annual week-long event showcasing independent films with an edge. The event was created by independent filmmakers, for independent filmmakers, with the sole purpose to showcase and screen new and upcoming talent. Running in association with the Toronto Arthouse Film Festival (screens in Fall), the Toronto Film Week (screens in Spring) focuses on the unconventional, the unusual, the underground, the intuitive, the innovative, the minimalistic and the true artists of our time.


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