2010 Toronto International Film Festival

The 35th annual Toronto International Film Festival, (TIFF) was held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada between September 9 and September 19, 2010.[2] The opening night gala presented Score: A Hockey Musical, a Canadian comedy-drama musical film. Last Night closed the festival on September 19.

2010 Toronto International Film Festival
Festival poster
Opening filmScore: A Hockey Musical[1]
Closing filmLast Night
LocationToronto, Canada
Hosted byToronto International Film Festival Group
No. of films258 features, 81 shorts
Festival dateSeptember 9, 2010 (2010-09-09)–September 19, 2010 (2010-09-19)

2010 TIFF included 258 feature films, down from 264 in 2009. However, the number of short films at the 2010 festival increased to 81 (compared to 70 in 2009), making the total number of films 339, five more than in 2009.[3][4]

Of the feature films, TIFF claims that 112 are world premieres, 24 are international premieres (i.e. the first screening outside the film's home country), and 98 are North American premieres.[3] (In fact, some of the so-called premieres screened at the Telluride Film Festival before TIFF.[5])


Award[6][7] Film Director
Best Canadian Short Film Little Flowers (Les Fleurs de l'âge) Vincent Biron
Best Canadian First Feature Film High Cost of Living Deborah Chow
City of Toronto Award for Best Canadian Feature Film Incendies Denis Villeneuve
FIPRESCI Prize for the Discovery Beautiful Boy Shawn Ku
FIPRESCI for Special Presentations L'Amour Fou Pierre Thoretton
People's Choice Award The King's Speech Tom Hooper
People's Choice Award Runner Up The First Grader Justin Chadwick
People's Choice Midnight Madness Stake Land Jim Mickle
People's Choice Midnight Madness Runner Up Fubar 2 Michael Dowse
People's Choice Documentary Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie Sturla Gunnarsson
People's Choice Documentary Runner Up Nostalgia for the Light Patricio Guzmán


Gala Presentations

Special Presentations


Midnight Madness[8]

Canada First!

City to City

Contemporary World Cinema



Future Projections

Real to Reel

Sprockets Family Zone


Short Cuts


  1. "TIFF: A history of opening nights". CBC News. Retrieved October 19, 2013.
  2. "2010 Toronto International Film Festival Annual report" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on October 21, 2012. Retrieved October 11, 2013.
  3. "Fact Sheet" (Press release). 1 September 2010. Archived from the original on 4 September 2010. Retrieved 7 September 2010.
  4. "TIFF List 2010: The Complete Toronto Film Festival Lineup". Retrieved 2013-10-10.
  5. Peter Sciretta (2010-09-03). "TFF Blog: Welcome to the 37th Telluride Film Festival". /Film. Archived from the original on 7 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-08. And even then, most of the bigger films are hidden in TBA "Sneak Preview Screening" slots. This allows Telluride to secretly premiere films that are already set to "officially premiere" at other festivals like Venice, Toronto, New York and Fantastic Fest.
  6. "2010 Toronto International Film Festival Winners". Archived from the original on 2014-02-02. Retrieved 2013-10-10.
  7. "TIFF Wrap-Up: The Winners, Losers, And Weirdos Of Toronto 2010". Retrieved 2013-10-10.
  8. "History of the Toronto International Film Festival's MIDNIGHT MADNESS Programme". Archived from the original on 2013-10-19. Retrieved October 19, 2013.
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