Toronto filmmaker David Cronenberg won this year’s Clyde Gilmour Award from the Toronto Film Critics Association.
This honor allows the writer/director of “Crash” to award $50,000 in production services to a fellow filmmaker of their choice. The TFCA says Cronenberg will reveal his choice in the coming days.
The award recognizes a Canadian figure in the film industry who has made a significant contribution to Canadian cinema. Cronenberg’s 22nd film, “Crimes of the Future,” is slated for release later this year.
The TFCA also announced that two-spirit filmmaker L’nu Bretten Hannam has won the $10,000 Stella Artois Jay Scott Award for Emerging Artist. Hannam wrote and directed “Wildhood,” which was recently nominated for six Canadian Screen Awards.
Meanwhile, freelance film critic Rachel Ho, who writes for Exclaim!, That Shelf and POV Magazine, won an award for aspiring film critics.
The TFCA’s top prize — the $100,000 Rogers Award for Best Canadian Film — will be announced at a gala dinner in Toronto on March 7.
The nominees are: “Beans”, directed by Tracey Deer; “Night Raiders,” directed by Danis Goulet; and “Scarborough,” directed by Shasha Nakhai and Rich Williamson.
This report from The Canadian Press was first published on February 23, 2022.