Big wins at TIFF 2020 for Michelle Latimer, Tracey Deer

Congratulations to this year’s winners at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Among those honoured were Michelle Latimer (NSI Drama Prize) and Tracey Deer (NSI Storytellers, Featuring Aboriginal Stories Program).

Inconvenient Indian (pictured) from director Michelle won the People’s Choice Documentary Award and the Amplify Voices Award for Best Canadian Feature Film. The jury said, “Michelle’s documentary is a deeply thought-provoking adaptation of Thomas King’s classic non-fiction book. It is a scorching indictment that interrogates the narratives we tell about ourselves and whose humanity is valued in that exercise. Expansive yet pulsing with energy and life, it ponders big questions and harkens the coming of a new era of truth and reclamation.”

Tracey received the TIFF Emerging Talent Award and her feature Beans was the Peoples Choice Award second runner up.

See the full winners list (PDF).

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