1997 Toronto International Film Festival

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1997 Toronto International Film Festival
1997 Toronto International Film Festival poster.jpg
Festival poster
Opening film The Sweet Hereafter[1]
Closing film Jackie Brown
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hosted by Toronto International Film Festival Group
No. of films 279 films
Festival date September 4, 1997 (1997-09-04)–September 13, 1997 (1997-09-13)
Language English
Website tiff.net

The 22nd Toronto International Film Festival ran from September 4 to September 13, 1997. This festival was notable for the introduction of the Masters programme to TIFF.[2][3][4]


Award[5] Film Director
People's Choice Award The Hanging Garden Thom Fitzgerald
Metro Media Award Boogie Nights Paul Thomas Anderson
Metro Media Award L.A. Confidential Curtis Hanson
Best Canadian Feature Film The Hanging Garden Thom Fitzgerald
Best Canadian Feature Film The Sweet Hereafter Atom Egoyan
Best Canadian First Feature Film Cube Vincenzo Natali
Best Canadian Short Film Cotton Candy Roshell Bissett
Best Canadian Short Film - Special Mention BP (Pushing the Boundaries) Brian Nash
FIPRESCI International Critics' Award Under the Skin Carine Adler



Special Presentations[edit]

The Masters[edit]

Perspective Canada[edit]

Contemporary World Cinema[edit]


Planet Africa[edit]

Real to Reel[edit]

Dialogues: Talking With Pictures[edit]

Balkan Cinema: Home Truths[edit]

Directors' Spotlight: Benoît Jacquot[edit]

Midnight Madness[6][edit]


  1. ^ "TIFF: A history of opening nights". CBC News. Retrieved October 19, 2013.
  2. ^ "279 Movies and 2 Funerals-Toronto International Film Festival Report". Retrieved October 11, 2013.
  3. ^ "Glimmering in the Dark – Big Fun with Toronto's Treats". Retrieved October 11, 2013.
  4. ^ "TIFF History". Archived from the original on 2013-10-15. Retrieved October 11, 2013.
  5. ^ "Awards" Archived 2012-09-27 at the Wayback Machine.. tiff.net, October 11, 2013.
  6. ^ "History of the Toronto International Film Festival's MIDNIGHT MADNESS Programme". Archived from the original on 2013-10-19. Retrieved October 19, 2013.

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