2004 Toronto International Film Festival

2004 Toronto International Film Festival
2004 Toronto International Film Festival poster.jpg
Festival poster
Opening filmBeing Julia[1]
Closing film5x2
LocationToronto, Ontario, Canada
Hosted byToronto International Film Festival Group
No. of films328 films
Festival dateSeptember 9, 2004 (2004-09-09)–September 18, 2004 (2004-09-18)

The 29th Toronto International Film Festival ran from September 9 through September 18. The festival screened 328 films of which 253 were features and 75 were shorts (148 of the films screened were in a language other than English).[2][3][4]


Award[5][6][7] Film Director
People's Choice Award Hotel Rwanda Terry George
Discovery Award Omagh Pete Travis
Best Canadian Feature Film It's All Gone Pete Tong Michael Dowse
Best Canadian Feature Film – Special Jury Citation Scared Sacred Velcrow Ripper
Best Canadian First Feature Film White Skin Daniel Roby
Best Canadian Short Film Man. Feel. Pain. Dylan Akio Smith
FIPRESCI International Critics' Award In My Father's Den Brad McGann

No first or second runners-up were officially named for the People's Choice Award; however, festival director Piers Handling did provide the media with a list of numerous other films that had been in the running, including Crash, Gunner Palace, I, Claudia, Up and Down, 3-Iron, Ma Mère, The Holy Girl, Red Dust, Brides, Saving Face and Sideways.[8]


Canada First[]

Canadian Open Vault[]

Canadian Retrospective[]

Contemporary World Cinema[]

Dialogues: Talking with Pictures[]



Midnight Madness[]


National Cinema Program[]

Planet Africa[]

Real to Reel[]

Short Cuts Canada[]

Special Presentations[]

Special events[]

Viacom Galas[]



Canada's Top Ten[]

The festival's year-end Canada's Top Ten list was announced in December.[10]

Top 10 Canadian Films of All Time[]

In 2004 a new Top 10 Canadian Films of All Time list was made, an exercise previously carried out in 1984 and 1993.[11]

Rank Title Year Director
1 Mon oncle Antoine 1971 Claude Jutra
2 Jesus of Montreal 1989 Denys Arcand
3 Goin' Down the Road 1970 Don Shebib
4 The Sweet Hereafter 1997 Atom Egoyan
5 Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner 2002 Zacharias Kunuk
6 Dead Ringers 1988 David Cronenberg
7 Good Riddance (Les Bons débarras) 1980 Francis Mankiewicz
8 Orders (Les Ordres) 1974 Michel Brault
9 The Decline of the American Empire 1986 Denys Arcand
10 The Barbarian Invasions 2003 Denys Arcand


  1. ^ "2004 TIFF Update #1: "Laying to Rest the Summer of Discontent"". Retrieved October 19, 2013.
  2. ^ "2004 Toronto International Film Festival Annual report" (PDF). Retrieved October 11, 2013.
  3. ^ "Impressive line-up for Toronto Film Festival". The Sydney Morning Herald. August 27, 2004. Retrieved October 11, 2013.
  4. ^ "29th Toronto International Film Festival Coverage". Retrieved October 11, 2013.
  5. ^ "2004 Toronto International Film Festival Winners" Archived 2013-11-12 at the Wayback Machine. tiff.net, October 11, 2013.
  6. ^ "Awards" Archived 2012-09-27 at the Wayback Machine. tiff.net, October 11, 2013.
  7. ^ "TIFF Awards" Archived 2013-11-12 at the Wayback Machine. movies.about, October 11, 2013.
  8. ^ Liam Lacey, "Hotel Rwanda wins top festival prize". The Globe and Mail, September 20, 2004.
  9. ^ "History of the Toronto International Film Festival's MIDNIGHT MADNESS Programme". Archived from the original on 2013-10-19. Retrieved October 19, 2013.
  10. ^ "Best films tells diverse stories; Top Ten Canadian movies honoured New filmmakers being recognized". Toronto Star, December 15, 2004.
  11. ^ "Top 10 Canadian Films of All Time Archived 2013-10-12 at the Wayback Machine," The Canadian Encyclopedia, 2012, URL accessed 28 April 2013.

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