Awards

TUFF films are selected by a guest jury. The jury is also responsible for selecting many of the TUFF awards each year. Finally, the top awards of the festival are chosen by a special guest judge.

TUFF 2013: 1st PLACE - Afterlight by Timothy David Orme

http://www.torontourbanfilmfestival.com/films/afterlight

Award for 1st Place is selected by TUFF Guest Judge Bruce McDonald.
The award comes with...

  • $1500 cash; Toon Boom 'Storyboard Pro' ($1000 value)

Sponsors: TUFF; Toon Boom Animation

TUFF 2013: 2nd PLACE - Slow Win by William Allinson & James Vandewater

http://www.torontourbanfilmfestival.com/films/slow-win

Award for 2nd Place is selected by TUFF Guest Judge Bruce McDonald.
The award comes with...

  • $1000 cash; Red Giant 'Primatte Keyer 5.0' ($500 value)

Sponsors: TUFF; Red Giant Software

TUFF 2013: 3rd PLACE - Inked by Nathan Hughes-Berry & Madeleine Sims-Fewer

http://www.torontourbanfilmfestival.com/films/inked

Award for 3rd Place is selected by TUFF Guest Judge Bruce McDonald.
The award for 3rd Place comes with...

  • $500 cash; Red Giant 'Image Lounge 1.4' ($300 value)

Sponsors: TUFF; Red Giant Software

TUFF 2013: NAISH MCHUGH AWARD FOR EMERGING TORONTO FILMMAKERS - Reminisce by Joanne Mau & Gordon Yao

http://www.torontourbanfilmfestival.com/films/reminisce

Naish McHugh Award is selected by TUFF Guest Judge Bruce McDonald.
The award comes with...

  • $2,500 cash; Whites Interactive 'Viral Van' - one-day rental ($650 value)

Sponsors: City of TorontoWhites Interactive

The winning film will take an inspired view of the city of Toronto, reflecting its unique qualities. To qualify for the award, candidates must live or work in the Greater Toronto Area, and have publicly screened no more than 6 film or video works. Founded by the Toronto Film & Television Office (TFTO); this award is named after the city of Toronto's first Film Commissioner.

TUFF 2013: MOST AMBITIOUS FILM BY A LOCAL FEMALE DIRECTOR - Handle with Care 2.0 by Elene Mekete & Joe Parente

http://www.torontourbanfilmfestival.com/films/handle-care-20
This award is selected by programmers Angie Driscoll and Sharon Switzer.
The award comes with...

  • One-year membership to WIFT-T ($200 value); WIFT-T programming pass ($1,200 value); Sony 'Imagination Studio 4' ($180 value)

Sponsors: Women in Film and Television TorontoSony Creative Software

TUFF 2013: VIEWERS' CHOICE AWARD - The Roommate by Kenny Wong & Alex Gravenstein

http://www.torontourbanfilmfestival.com/films/roommate

Awarded to the film that receives the most online votes during the 2013 festival. 

The Award comes with...

  • $1000 cash

Sponsors: TUFF

TUFF 2013: BEST ANIMATED FILM - Ix Chel by Nancy Jean Tucker

http://www.torontourbanfilmfestival.com/films/ix-chel

Best Animation selected by TUFF programmers Angie Driscoll and Sharon Switzer.
The award comes with...

  • 1 one-year license for Toon Boom 'Harmony' ($500 value);1 one-year IP based subscription to Stash Magazine ($100 value) 

Sponsors: Toon Boom AnimationStash

TUFF 2013: DRAKE AWARD FOR BEST LOCAL FILM - Happiness by Mike Barlas & DuRae O'Shea Wilkinson

http://www.torontourbanfilmfestival.com/films/happiness

Best Local Film selected by TUFF programmers Angie Driscoll and Sharon Switzer.
The award comes with...

  • Complimentary reception and screening in the Drake's 'Underground' to support the launch of a new film/project, and two night's accommodation at the hotel. ($4000 value)

Sponsors: The Drake Hotel

TUFF 2013: BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM - A Piece of Peace by Ozan Yildirim

http://www.torontourbanfilmfestival.com/films/happiness

Best International Film is selected by programmers Angie Driscoll and Sharon Switzer.
The award comes with...

  • Sony 'Vegas Pro 12' (value $680); Red Giant 'Magic Bullet Suite' ($1000 value)

Sponsors: Sony Creative Software; Red Giant Software

TUFF 2013: BEST DOCUMENTARY - Home by Griffin Schultz & Alex Heider

http://www.torontourbanfilmfestival.com/films/home-0

Best Documentary is selected by TUFF programmers Angie Driscoll and Sharon Switzer.
The award comes with...

  • Sony 'Vegas Pro 12' ($680 value); two sets of HotDocs Canadian International Documentary Festival '10-pack' packages ($240 value)

Sponsors: HotDocs Festival ; Sony Creative Software

TUFF 2013: BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM - Shamans, the Cunning by Peter Dudar

http://www.torontourbanfilmfestival.com/films/shamans-cunning

Best Experimental Film/Video selected by TUFF programmers Angie Driscoll and Sharon Switzer.
The award comes with...

  • 2 all-access passes to Images Festival; 1 'Weekend Pass' to Toronto Animated Arts Festival International (TAAFI); Sony 'Imagination Studio 4' ($180 value )

Sponsors: Images Festival; TAAFISony Creative Software

TUFF 2013: CANADIAN URBANISM AWARD - The Green Line by Hala Alsalman & Sarah Olivia Mizrahi

http://www.torontourbanfilmfestival.com/films/green-line

Canadian Urbanism Award is selected by programmers Angie Driscoll and Sharon Switzer.
The award comes with...

  • 1-year subscription to Spacing Magazine and a Spacing prize pack worth $150 plus promotion of the winning film through Spacing blogs and social media networks; Sony 'Vegas Pro 12' ($680 value)

Sponsors: Spacing MagazineSony Creative Software

TUFF 2013: TORONTO LENS AWARD - TVCITY Street Style by Daniel Goodbaum

http://www.torontourbanfilmfestival.com/films/tvcity-street-style

Toronto Lens Award selected by TUFF programmers Angie Driscoll and Sharon Switzer.
The award comes with...

  • Liason of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) workshop voucher ($200 value); Sony 'Imagination Studio 4' ($180 value )

Sponsors: LIFT; Sony Creative Software

TUFF 2013: SPECIAL JURY PRIZE - Coping Mechanism by Candace Couse

http://www.torontourbanfilmfestival.com/films/coping-mechanism

Special Jury Prize is selected by TUFF programmers Angie Driscoll and Sharon Switzer.
The award comes with...

  •  Lomography Canada 'Lomokino MUBI Edition' plus film + smartphone scanner ($140 value); Sony 'Imagination Studio 4' ($180 value)

Sponsors: Lomography CanadaSony Creative Software