TIFF Film Circuit enthusiasts from coast to coast (to coast) have screened the films, met the special guests, and made their selections for this year’s TIFF Film Circuit People’s Choice Awards. TIFF Film Circuit, the organization’s national film outreach programme, brings the best in Canadian and international cinema to communities across Canada that wouldn’t otherwise have access to them. This year, of all the films shown to over 150 communities across the country, audiences bestowed high honours on Mina Shum’s Meditation Park, which was voted Favourite Canadian Film, and Björn Runge’s The Wife, which was voted Favourite International Film.
Over the last 25 years, TIFF Film Circuit has held over 41,000 events, facilitated more than 1500 guest visits, and reached over 6.4 million attendees. Some of last year’s most exciting guests included director and TIFF Share Her Journey ambassador Jennifer Baichwal (ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch); real-life “Grizzlies” Kyle Aviak, Russ Sheppard, and Dave Little (The Grizzlies); and professor Malini Guha and writer Sarah-Tai Black on the importance of Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight.