1996 Toronto International Film Festival

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1996 Toronto International Film Festival
1996 Toronto International Film Festival poster.jpg
Festival poster
Opening film Fire
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hosted by Toronto International Film Festival Group
Festival date September 5, 1996 (1996-09-05)–September 14, 1996 (1996-09-14)
Language English

The 21st Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) took place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada between September 5 and September 14, 1996.Deepa Mehta's Fire was selected as the opening film. [1][2]


Award[3][4] Film Director
People's Choice Award Shine Scott Hicks
Metro Media Award Shine Scott Hicks
Best Canadian Feature Film Long Day's Journey into Night David Wellington
Best Canadian Feature Film - Special Jury Citation Kissed Lynne Stopkewich
Best Canadian Short Film Letters from Home Mike Hoolboom
Best Canadian Short Film - Special Jury Citation Sin Cycle Jack Cocker & Ben Famiglietti
Best Canadian Short Film - Special Jury Citation Lodela Philippe Baylaucq
FIPRESCI International Critics' Award Life Lawrence Johnston
FIPRESCI International Critics' Award - Special Mention The Daytrippers Greg Mottola


Gala Presentation[edit]

Canadian Perspective[edit]

Midnight Madness[5][edit]

Vietnam Perspective[6][edit]

  • When the Tenth Month Comes by Dang Nhat Minh
  • The Retired General by Nguyen Khac Loi
  • Black Cactuses by Le Dan
  • Nostalgia for Countryside by Dang Nhat Minh



  1. ^ "Fire". Retrieved October 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Taking a look back at TIFF". Retrieved October 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ "TIFF Awards". tiff.net, October 19, 2013.
  4. ^ "TIFF People's Choice prize heralds film industry kudos". CBC News. Retrieved October 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ "History of the Toronto International Film Festival's MIDNIGHT MADNESS Programme". Retrieved October 19, 2013. 
  6. ^ Mydans, Seth (September 1, 1996). "In Hanoi, an Austere Film Diet". The New York Times. Retrieved October 19, 2013. 

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