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TIFF Award 2016: Kenyan Movie Makes Winners List

The Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday announced its award winners at an elaborate ceremony.

The 41st edition of TIFF was memorable for Nigerian filmmakers whose works were featured in TIFF’s “City To City” spotlight.

Eight Nigerian movies – The Wedding Party, 93 days, The Arbitration, Okafor’s Law, 76, Green White Green, Just Not Married and Taxi Driver – were premiered at the international film festival.

Here are the winnners from TIFF, which include ‘Kati Kati’, a Kenyan movie.

SHORT CUTS AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN SHORT FILM
Alexandre Dostie (Mutants)

SHORT CUTS AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM
Raymund Ribay Gutierrez (Imago)

CITY OF TORONTO AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN FIRST FEATURE FILM
Johnny Ma’s Old Stone (Lao shi)

CANADA GOOSE AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN FEATURE FILM
Mathieu Denis and Simon Lavoie (Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves)

Prize of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) for the Discovery programme
Mbithi Masya (Kati Kati)

Prize of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) for Special Presentations
Feng Xiaogang (I Am Not Madame Bovary)

NETPAC AWARD
Maysaloun Hamoud’s In Between (Bar Bahar)

TORONTO PLATFORM PRIZE
Pablo Larraín (Jackie)

GROLSCH PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS
Damien Chazelle (La La Land)

The Grolsch People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award
Ben Wheatley (Free Fire)

The Grolsch People’s Choice Documentary Award
Raoul Peck (I Am Not Your Negro)

DROPBOX DISCOVERY PROGRAMME FILMMAKERS AWARD
Yanillys Perez (Jeffrey)

Written by Bello Olusayo

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