2000 Toronto International Film Festival

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2000 Toronto International Film Festival
Festival poster
Opening film Stardom[1]
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hosted by Toronto International Film Festival Group
No. of films 330 films and 25 shorts
Festival date September 7, 2000 (2000-09-07)–September 16, 2000 (2000-09-16)
Language English
Website web.archive.org/web/20010203223900/http://e.bell.ca/filmfest/2000/index.asp

The 2000 Toronto International Film Festival, the 25th annual festival, ran from September 7 to September 16, 2000. Along with special events to commemorate the anniversary, there were a total of 330 films screened. There was a special screening of Sergei Eisenstein's Alexander Nevsky featuring musical accompaniment by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Also, 25 digital video shorts were made by attending filmmakers.[2][3][4]


Award[5][6][7][8] Film Director
People's Choice Award Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Ang Lee
Discovery Award (tie) George Washington David Gordon Green
Discovery Award (tie) 101 Reykjavík Baltasar Kormákur
Best Canadian Feature Film Waydowntown Gary Burns
Best Canadian Feature Film - Special Jury Citation Maelström Denis Villeneuve
Best Canadian Feature Film - Special Jury Citation Ginger Snaps Karen Walton (writer)
Best Canadian First Feature Film The Left-Hand Side of the Fridge Philippe Falardeau
Best Canadian First Feature Film - Special Jury Citation Red Deer Anthony Couture
Best Canadian Short Film Le Chapeau Michèle Cournoyer
Best Canadian Short Film - Special Mention Ernest Keith Behrman
FIPRESCI International Critics' Award Bangkok Dangerous Pang Fat & Oxide Pang Chun



25th Anniversary Special Events[edit]

The Bloomberg Tribute to Stephen Frears

Year 1[edit]

Beckett on Film[edit]

Canadian Open Vault[edit]

Contemporary World Cinema[edit]

Dialogues: Talking With Pictures[edit]



Midnight Madness[9][edit]

Perspective Canada[edit]

Planet Africa[edit]


Real to Reel[edit]

Robert Beavers Spotlight[edit]

  • Amor directed by Robert Beavers
  • From the Notebook of... directed by Robert Beavers
  • The Painting directed by Robert Beavers
  • Ruskin directed by Robert Beavers
  • Sotiros directed by Robert Beavers
  • The Stoas directed by Robert Beavers
  • Wingseed directed by Robert Beavers
  • Work Done directed by Robert Beavers

Special Presentations[edit]


  1. ^ "2000 TIFF Festival Daily Update #1: "The Fall Through Summer's Back Door: An Overview of the 2000 TIFF"". Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ "TORONTO 2000: 25th Toronto Fest Announces Lineup: Bigger, Longer and Uncut". Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ "25th Toronto International Film Festival Coverage: List of Films". Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ "25th Toronto International Film Festival Coverage". Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  5. ^ "2000 Awards" (Press release). Toronto International Film Festival. 2000-09-17. Archived from the original on 2001-05-28. Retrieved 2015-01-07. 
  6. ^ "Awards". tiff.net, October 11, 2013.
  7. ^ Tamsen Tillson (2000-09-18). "'Tiger' takes Toronto aud kudos". Variety. Retrieved 2015-01-07. 
  8. ^ "TORONTO 2000 UPDATE: 25th Toronto International Film Festival Award Winners". Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  9. ^ "History of the Toronto International Film Festival's MIDNIGHT MADNESS Programme". Retrieved October 19, 2013. 

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