2005 Toronto International Film Festival

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2005 Toronto International Film Festival
2005 Toronto International Film Festival poster.jpg
Festival poster
Opening film Water[1]
Closing film Edison
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hosted by Toronto International Film Festival Group
No. of films 335 films
Festival date September 8, 2005 (2005-09-08)–September 17, 2005 (2005-09-17)
Language English
Website tiff.net

The 30th Toronto International Film Festival ran from September 8–17 and screened 335 films from 52 countries - 109 of these films were world premieres, and 78 were North American premieres.[2][3][4][5][6]


At the Festival's closing event, the following prizes were awarded:[7]

Because the vote for the People's Choice Award was so close, at the awards ceremony Piers Handling (festival co-director) announced four runners-up.[8] However, in the subsequent reporting there was confusion about the order of the runners-up. As reported by ScreenDaily, the results of the People's Choice Award voting was as follows:[9]

Certain other publications indicated (probably erroneously) that the order of the runners-up was reversed, with Mother of Mine finishing second to Totsi.[10][11][12]


Canada First[edit]

Canadian Open Vault[edit]

Canadian Retrospective[edit]

Featuring Don Owen

Contemporary World Cinema[edit]

Dialogues: Talking With Pictures[edit]




Midnight Madness[13][edit]

Real To Reel[edit]

Short Cuts Canada[edit]

Special Presentations[edit]

Viacom Galas[edit]




  1. ^ "TIFF: A history of opening nights". CBC News. Retrieved October 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ "2005 Toronto International Film Festival Annual report" (PDF). Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ "335 Films On Tap for 2005 Toronto International Film Festival". Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Complete List of Toronto International Film Festival Films". Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  5. ^ "More films line up for Toronto competition". Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  6. ^ "2005 Toronto International Film Festival Wrap-up - 36 Films". Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  7. ^ "International and Canadian Films Honoured at Closing Awards Event" (Press release). Toronto International Film Festival Group. 2005-09-17. Archived from the original on 2006-07-10. Retrieved 2015-01-09. 
  8. ^ Bruce Kirkland (2005-09-18). "'Tsotsi' wins TIFF's People's Choice Award". Toronto Sun. Jam! Showbiz. Retrieved 2015-01-09. 
  9. ^ Mike Goodridge (2005-09-18). "Tsotsi, Look Both Ways win top prizes at Toronto". ScreenDaily. Screen International. Retrieved 2015-01-09. 
  10. ^ Garth Franklin (2005-09-19). "Toronto 2005 Winners Announced". Dark Horizons. Retrieved 2015-01-09. 
  11. ^ "Toronto Film Festival honors 'Tsotsi'". The New York Times. 2005-09-19. Retrieved 2015-01-09. 
  12. ^ "Aussie film wins top Toronto award". The Sydney Morning Herald. Reuters. 2005-09-18. Retrieved 2015-01-09. 
  13. ^ "History of the Toronto International Film Festival's MIDNIGHT MADNESS Programme". Retrieved October 19, 2013. 

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