Toronto International Film Festival People's Choice Award: Midnight Madness

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The Toronto International Film Festival People's Choice Award for Midnight Madness is an annual film award, presented by the Toronto International Film Festival to the film rated as the year's most popular film in the festival's "Midnight Madness" stream of underground and cult films.[1] The award was first introduced in 2009.[2]


The voting process is the same as for the feature film People's Choice: at each Midnight Madness film screening, attendees are invited to "vote" for the film by leaving their ticket stubs in voting boxes outside the theatre after the show.[3]


Year Film Director(s) Ref
2009 The Loved Ones Sean Byrne [4]
Daybreakers Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig [4]
2010 Stake Land Jim Mickle [5]
Fubar 2 Michael Dowse [5]
2011 The Raid Gareth Evans [6]
You're Next Adam Wingard [6]
God Bless America Bobcat Goldthwait [6]
2012 Seven Psychopaths Martin McDonagh [7]
The Bay Barry Levinson [7]
John Dies at the End Don Coscarelli [7]
2013 Why Don't You Play in Hell? Sion Sono
Oculus Mike Flanagan
Witching and Bitching Álex de la Iglesia
2014 What We Do in the Shadows Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement
Tusk Kevin Smith
Big Game Jalmari Heleander
2015 Hardcore Henry Ilya Naishuller
The Final Girls Todd Strauss-Schulson
Green Room Jeremy Saulnier
2016 Free Fire Ben Wheatley
The Autopsy of Jane Doe André Øvredal
Raw Julia Ducournau
2017 Bodied Joseph Kahn [8]
The Disaster Artist James Franco [8]
Brawl in Cell Block 99 S. Craig Zahler [8]
2018 The Man Who Feels No Pain Vasan Bala [9]
Halloween David Gordon Green [9]
Assassination Nation Sam Levinson [9]


  1. ^ Walmsley, Katie (September 2009). "Oprah flick 'Precious' wins top award at Toronto". CNN. Retrieved June 8, 2010.
  2. ^ "TIFF lineup expands with horror, music". Telegraph-Journal, July 22, 2009.
  3. ^ "Choose wisely: At the Toronto International Film Festival, how do you ensure that the people have actually spoken?". The Globe and Mail, September 7, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "2009 Toronto International Film Festival Winners"., October 11, 2013.
  5. ^ a b "The King's Speech is People's Choice; Incendies voted best Canadian picture". Vancouver Sun, September 20, 2010.
  6. ^ a b c "Lebanese film wins TIFF's top prize; Starbuck is People's Choice runner-up". National Post, September 19, 2011.
  7. ^ a b c "Silver Linings Playbook writes surprise TIFF ending". Toronto Star, September 17, 2012.
  8. ^ a b c Jeremy Kay (17 September 2017). "'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' wins Toronto audience award". Screen Daily. 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.
  9. ^ a b c "'Green Book' boosts awards season prospects with TIFF audience award win". Screen Daily, September 16, 2018.