2002 Toronto International Film Festival

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2002 Toronto International Film Festival
Festival poster
Opening film Ararat
Closing film Femme Fatale
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hosted by Toronto International Film Festival Group
Number of films 343 films
Festival date September 5, 2002 (2002-09-05)–September 17, 2002 (2002-09-17)
Language English
Website tiff.net

The 27th Toronto International Film Festival ran from September 5 to September 17 and screened 343 films from 50 countries. Of these 263 were feature films, of which 141 were in a language other than English. The ten-day festival opened with Atom Egoyan's Ararat and closed with Brian De Palma's Femme Fatale.[1][2]


Award[3] Film Director
People's Choice Award Whale Rider Niki Caro
Discovery Award The Magdalene Sisters Peter Mullan
Visions Award Russian Ark Aleksandr Sokurov
Visions Award - Special Citation City of God Fernando Meirelles
Visions Award - Special Citation Gerry Gus Van Sant
Best Canadian Feature Film Spider David Cronenberg
Best Canadian First Feature Film Marion Bridge Wiebke von Carolsfeld
Best Canadian Short Film Blue Skies Ann Marie Fleming
FIPRESCI International Critics' Award Les chemins de l'oued Gaël Morel
FIPRESCI International Critics' Award - Special Mention Open Hearts Susanne Bier





Special Presentations[edit]

Dialogues: Talking With Pictures[edit]


Real To Reel[edit]

Midnight Madness[4][edit]


  • The Aperture Of Ghostings: Catherine Street; Creased Robe Smile; Elsa Kirk (USA) Lewis Klahr
  • The Art Of Fugue (Japan) Takashi Ishida
  • Bautismo (USA) Casey Koehler
  • Counterfeit Film (USA) Brett Simon
  • Daylight Moon (USA) Lewis Klahr
  • Endless Obsession (USA) Glen Fogel
  • Gestalt (Japan) Takashi Ishida
  • Going Back Home (Canada) Louise Bourque
  • Gossamer Conglomerate (USA) Courtney Hoskins
  • Imaginary Light (USA) Andrew Noren
  • Incense (Japan) Shiho Kano
  • An Injury To One (USA) Travis Wilkerson
  • Looking At The Sea (USA) Peter Hutton
  • The Man We Want To Hang (USA) Kenneth Anger
  • Manual (Germany/United Kingdom) Christoph Girardet and Matthias Müller
  • Munkphilm (USA) Courtney Hoskins
  • National Archive: V.1 (USA) Travis Wilkerson
  • Puce Moment (USA) Kenneth Anger
  • Scratch (Germany) Christoph Girardet
  • Self Portrait Post Mortem (Canada) Louise Bourque
  • Swiss Trip (Aka Rivers And Landscapes) (Germany) Oskar Fischinger
  • Time Being (USA) Andrew Noren
  • Ultima Thule (USA) Janie Geiser
  • Very And Night Mulch (USA) Stan Brakhage
  • Wien & Mozart And Elvis (USA) Jonas Mekas

Canadian Open Vault[edit]

Perspective Canada[edit]

Contemporary World Cinema[edit]

Planet Africa[edit]

National Cinema Lineup -- Harvest: South Korean Renaissance[edit]

Canadian Retrospective -- Allan King[edit]

  • Children In Conflict Episode: A Talk With Irene (Canada) Allan King
  • Come On Children (Canada) Allan King
  • The Dragon's Egg (Canada) Allan King
  • Dreams (Canada) Allan King
  • Epilogue (Canada) Allan King
  • The Field Day (Canada) Allan King
  • Interview with Orson Welles (Canada) Allan King
  • Joshua, A Nigerian Portrait (Canada) Allan King
  • Maria (Canada) Allan King
  • A Married Couple (Canada) Allan King
  • A Matter of Pride (Canada) Allan King
  • Red Emma (Canada) Allan King and Martin Kinch
  • Rickshaw (Canada) Allan King
  • Running Away Backwards (Canada) Allan King
  • Skidrow (Canada) Allan King
  • Warrendale (Canada) Allan King
  • Who Has Seen the Wind (Canada) Allan King
  • Who's in Charge? (Canada) Sig Gerber

Director's Spotlight -- Robert Guédiguian[edit]

Two Feet, One Angel: A Tribute To Ramiro Puerta[edit]


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