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Toronto critics honour TIFF’s Piers Handling

Toronto International Film Festival director and CEO Piers Handling is being recognized for his passionate support of Canadian film with the Toronto Film Critics Association’s Clyde Gilmour Award.

The award comes with a $50,000 donation from Technicolor for post-production services to be given to a filmmaker selected by Handling.

The award is named for the late broadcaster and Toronto Star film critic and is given to Canadians “whose work has in some way enriched the understanding and appreciation of film in their native country.” Past recipients include Norman Jewison, Elwy Yost and Kay Armatage.

“It is an immense honour to receive this award, named in memory of a true champion of cinema, Clyde Gilmour,” said Handling. “Toronto’s film critics have contributed so much to the success of our organization over the years. Their championing of Canadian and international cinema has helped us create a space for unique voices for which we are deeply grateful.”

Handling, who started programming for the festival in 1982, becoming director and CEO 11 years later, created the homegrown cinema championing Canada’s Top Ten, curated numerous film retrospectives and has presented Canadian film programs around the world.

“This honour is long overdue,” said TFCA president Brian D. Johnson. “So much of the rich film culture that we now take for granted in this city — and in this country — can be attributed to the efforts of Piers Handling.”

The TFCA will announce the bulk of its 2014 awards on Dec. 16, including its choices for best film and performances, along with the Jay Scott Prize for an emerging artist and the three finalists for the $100,000 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award.
That prize will be announced Jan. 6 at the TFCA’s annual gala.

Source: Toronto Star

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Front Page, Industry News

Toronto critics honour TIFF’s Piers Handling

Toronto International Film Festival director and CEO Piers Handling is being recognized for his passionate support of Canadian film with the Toronto Film Critics Association’s Clyde Gilmour Award.

The award comes with a $50,000 donation from Technicolor for post-production services to be given to a filmmaker selected by Handling.

The award is named for the late broadcaster and Toronto Star film critic and is given to Canadians “whose work has in some way enriched the understanding and appreciation of film in their native country.” Past recipients include Norman Jewison, Elwy Yost and Kay Armatage.

“It is an immense honour to receive this award, named in memory of a true champion of cinema, Clyde Gilmour,” said Handling. “Toronto’s film critics have contributed so much to the success of our organization over the years. Their championing of Canadian and international cinema has helped us create a space for unique voices for which we are deeply grateful.”

Handling, who started programming for the festival in 1982, becoming director and CEO 11 years later, created the homegrown cinema championing Canada’s Top Ten, curated numerous film retrospectives and has presented Canadian film programs around the world.

“This honour is long overdue,” said TFCA president Brian D. Johnson. “So much of the rich film culture that we now take for granted in this city — and in this country — can be attributed to the efforts of Piers Handling.”

The TFCA will announce the bulk of its 2014 awards on Dec. 16, including its choices for best film and performances, along with the Jay Scott Prize for an emerging artist and the three finalists for the $100,000 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award.
That prize will be announced Jan. 6 at the TFCA’s annual gala.

Source: Toronto Star

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Front Page, Industry News

Toronto critics honour TIFF’s Piers Handling

Toronto International Film Festival director and CEO Piers Handling is being recognized for his passionate support of Canadian film with the Toronto Film Critics Association’s Clyde Gilmour Award.

The award comes with a $50,000 donation from Technicolor for post-production services to be given to a filmmaker selected by Handling.

The award is named for the late broadcaster and Toronto Star film critic and is given to Canadians “whose work has in some way enriched the understanding and appreciation of film in their native country.” Past recipients include Norman Jewison, Elwy Yost and Kay Armatage.

“It is an immense honour to receive this award, named in memory of a true champion of cinema, Clyde Gilmour,” said Handling. “Toronto’s film critics have contributed so much to the success of our organization over the years. Their championing of Canadian and international cinema has helped us create a space for unique voices for which we are deeply grateful.”

Handling, who started programming for the festival in 1982, becoming director and CEO 11 years later, created the homegrown cinema championing Canada’s Top Ten, curated numerous film retrospectives and has presented Canadian film programs around the world.

“This honour is long overdue,” said TFCA president Brian D. Johnson. “So much of the rich film culture that we now take for granted in this city — and in this country — can be attributed to the efforts of Piers Handling.”

The TFCA will announce the bulk of its 2014 awards on Dec. 16, including its choices for best film and performances, along with the Jay Scott Prize for an emerging artist and the three finalists for the $100,000 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award.
That prize will be announced Jan. 6 at the TFCA’s annual gala.

Source: Toronto Star

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