1984 Toronto International Film Festival

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1984 Toronto International Film Festival
1984 Toronto International Film Festival poster.jpg
Festival poster
LocationToronto, Ontario, Canada
Hosted byToronto International Film Festival Group
No. of films225 feature films
Festival dateSeptember 6, 1984 (1984-09-06)–September 15, 1984 (1984-09-15)

The 9th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) took place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada between September 6 and September 15, 1984. The festival introduced Perspective Canada programme, devoted to Canadian films.[1][2] The festival screened 225 feature films and more than half of them were Canadian films.[3]

In 1984 Top 10 Canadian Films of All Time list was released. It was created by the votes of film critics, professors, fans and festival staff.[3][4]


Award[5][6] Film Director
People's Choice Award Places in the Heart Robert Benton
Best Canadian Feature Film A Woman in Transit (La Femme de l'hôtel) Léa Pool
International Critics' Award Choose Me Alan Rudolph


Gala Presentation[edit]

Canadian Perspective[edit]

Front & Centre[edit]

Front & Centre was a special one-off program, which screened culturally and artistically important films from throughout the entire history of Canadian cinema.[7]


Top 10 Canadian Films of All Time[edit]

Rank Title Year Director
1 Mon oncle Antoine 1971 Claude Jutra
2 Goin' Down the Road 1970 Don Shebib
3 Good Riddance (Les Bons débarras) 1980 Francis Mankiewicz
4 The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz 1974 Ted Kotcheff
5 The Grey Fox 1983 Phillip Borsos
6 Les Ordres 1974 Michel Brault
7 J.A. Martin Photographer 1977 Jean Beaudin
8 Pour la suite du monde 1963 Pierre Perrault
9 Nobody Waved Goodbye 1964 Don Owen
10 The True Nature of Bernadette 1972 Gilles Carle


  1. ^ "TIFF History". Archived from the original on 2013-10-15. Retrieved October 18, 2013.
  2. ^ "Taking a look back at TIFF". Archived from the original on 2013-10-12. Retrieved October 18, 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Toronto film fest spotlights early greats of Canadian cinema". CBC News. Retrieved October 18, 2013.
  4. ^ "Top 10 Canadian Films of All Time," The Canadian Encyclopedia, 2012, URL accessed October 18, 2013.
  5. ^ "TIFF Awards" Archived 2012-09-27 at the Wayback Machine. tiff.net, October 16, 2013.
  6. ^ "TIFF People's Choice prize heralds film industry kudos". CBC News. Retrieved October 16, 2013.
  7. ^ Jay Scott, "Mon Oncle Antoine No. 1 with critics". The Globe and Mail, August 2, 1984.

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