Toronto International Film Festival People's Choice Award: Documentaries
The Toronto International Film Festival People's Choice Award for Documentaries is an annual film award, presented by the Toronto International Film Festival to the film rated as the year's most popular documentary film with festival audiences. The award was first introduced in 2009; prior to its introduction, documentary films were eligible for the Toronto International Film Festival People's Choice Award.
The voting process is the same as for the feature film People's Choice: at each documentary film screening, attendees are invited to "vote" for the film by leaving their ticket stubs in voting boxes outside the theatre after the show.
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In other key awards handed out on Sunday afternoon (17), Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country claimed the Toronto Platform Prize, while Joseph Kahn’s Bodied won the Grolsch People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award. Agnès Varda and JR’s Faces Places took the Grolsch People’s Choice Documentary Award.
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- Etan Vlessing, "Toronto: Chloe Zhao's 'Nomadland' Wins Audience Award". The Hollywood Reporter, September 20, 2020.
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