2013 Toronto International Film Festival
Festival poster
Opening filmThe Fifth Estate
Closing filmLife of Crime
LocationToronto, Ontario, Canada
Awards12 Years a Slave (People's Choice Award)
Hosted byToronto International Film Festival Group
No. of films366
Festival dateSeptember 5, 2013 (2013-09-05)–September 15, 2013 (2013-09-15)

The 38th annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) took place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada between September 5 and 15, 2013. The Fifth Estate was selected as the opening film[1] and Life of Crime was the closing film.[2] 75 films were added to the festival line-up in August.[3] A total of 366 films from 70 countries were screened, including 146 world premieres.[4]


Award[5][6][7] Film Director
People's Choice Award 12 Years a Slave Steve McQueen
People's Choice Award First Runner Up Philomena Stephen Frears
People's Choice Award Second Runner Up Prisoners Denis Villeneuve
People's Choice Award, Documentary Winner The Square (Al-Midan) Jehane Noujaim
People's Choice Award, Documentary First Runner Up Hi-Ho Mistahey! Alanis Obomsawin
People's Choice Award, Documentary Second Runner Up Beyond the Edge Leanne Pooley
People's Choice Award, Midnight Madness Winner Why Don't You Play in Hell? Sion Sono
People's Choice Award, Midnight Madness First Runner Up Oculus Mike Flanagan
People's Choice Award, Midnight Madness Second Runner Up Witching and Bitching Álex de la Iglesia
Best Canadian Feature Film When Jews Were Funny Alan Zweig
Best Canadian Short Film Noah Walter Woodman and Patrick Cederberg
Best Canadian First Feature Film Asphalt Watches Shayne Ehman and Seth Scriver
FIPRESCI Discovery The Amazing Catfish Claudia Sainte-Luce
Grolsch Film Works Discovery Award All the Wrong Reasons Gia Milani
FIPRESCI Special Presentations Ida Paweł Pawlikowski
Netpac Award for World or International Asian Film Premiere Qissa Anup Singh


Gala Presentations

Special Presentations



Midnight Madness


Contemporary World Cinema

Contemporary World Speakers


City to City: Athens


Short Cuts Canada



TIFF Cinematheque

Future Projections

Next Wave


TIFF Special Event

Canada's Top Ten

TIFF's annual Canada's Top Ten list, its national critics and festival programmers poll of the ten best feature and short films of the year, was released on December 3, 2013.[10]

Feature films

Short films


  1. ^ "Toronto film festival 2013: the full line-up". The Guardian. London. July 23, 2013. Retrieved July 24, 2013.
  2. ^ "Nelson Mandela biopic to have world premiere at Toronto". BBC News. July 23, 2013. Retrieved July 24, 2013.
  3. ^ "Toronto Adds 75+ Titles To 2013 Edition". Indiewire. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  4. ^ "Jay Z documentary to show at Toronto film festival". BBC News. August 21, 2013. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  5. ^ "TIFF 2013: 12 Years a Slave wins film fest’s top prize". Toronto Star, September 15, 2013.
  6. ^ "British director Steve McQueen takes People's Choice award at Toronto Festival". BBC News, September 16, 2013.
  7. ^ "TIFF Awards" Archived September 27, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. tiff.net, October 11, 2013.
  8. ^ a b c d e "Toronto film fest unveils docs, horror and Athens lineup additions". CBC News. July 20, 2013. Retrieved August 17, 2013.
  9. ^ "TIFF Kids International Film Festival - Toronto.com".
  10. ^ "TIFF selects top 10 Canadian films". Screen International, December 3, 2013.

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