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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sean Kelly

TIFF13 CAST Awards Announced

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The “Cinema Appreciation Society of Toronto,” myself included, voted on their favourite films of the recently completed Toronto International Film Festival.  Not surprisingly, the top film in the poll was 12 Years a Slave, which was the film that walked away with the People’s Choice Award at the festival.  However, a surprise on the list is the German film The Strange Little Cat (part of the Wavelengths programme), which was the runner up in the list.  This has definitely peaked my interest and I hope that I’ll have a chance to see the film further down the line.

Here are the top ten films as voted by 27 participants:

  1. 12 Years a Slave
  2. The Strange Little Cat
  3. Under the Skin
  4. Gravity
  5. Blue Ruin
  6. Over Lovers Left Alive
  7. Blue is the Warmest Colour
  8. Manakamana
  9. The Double
  10. Oculus

Here’s my ballot:

  1. The Wind Rises
  2. Oculus
  3. A Story of Children and Film
  4. Unforgiven
  5. Jodorowsky’s Dune
  6. The Station
  7. The Double
  8. Witching & Bitching
  9. A Field in England
  10. The Sacrament

For those interested, you can check out a PDF featuring the full rundown and individual ballots.

Sean Kelly

About Sean Kelly -

Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described ├╝ber-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).