Silver Linings Playbook Wins Top Audience Prize At Toronto International Film Festival

Silver Linings Playbook, Toronto International Film Festival

David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook took top honors at the Toronto International Film Festival, winning the Blackberry People's Choice Award Sunday. Unlike most of its top tier festival brethren, TIFF does not have a formal jury competition. Also taking an audience prize was Martin McDonagh's Seven Psychopaths, which won the prize in the Midnight Madness category. The audience winner for Best Documentary went to Artifact by Bartholomew Cubbins.

The Toronto International Film Festival prize winners:

People's Choice Award:
Silver Linings Playbook, directed by David O. Russell
Runners-up: Argo, directed by Ben Affleck and Zaytoun, directed by Eran Riklis

Documentary People's Choice Award:

Artifact, directed by Bartholomew Cubbins

Runners-up: Storm Surfers 3D, directed by Christopher Nelius and Justin McMillan, and Revolution, directed by Rob Stewart

Midnight Madness People's Choice Award:
Seven Psychopaths, directed by Martin McDonagh

Runners-up: The Bay, directed by Barry Levinson and John Dies at the End, directed by Don Coscarelli

Best Canadian Feature Film:

Laurence Anyways, directed by Xavier Dolan

Best Canadian First Feature Film (A Tie):
Antiviral, directed by Brandon Cronenberg
Blackbird, directed by Jason Buxton

Prizes of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) for Special Presentations Section:
In The House, directed by Francois Ozon

Prizes of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) for Discovery Section:

Call Girl, directed by Mikael Marcimain

NETPAC Award For Best Asian Film:

The Land of Hope, directed by Sion Sono

Award For Best Canadian Short Film:

Keep a Modest Head, directed by Deco Dawson