The 12th annual Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children have been announced, as more than 70 films from 22 countries were showcased at the event.
Two audience choice awards are voted on by festival attendees who come during the public weekend. Best Feature Film went to Mark Jean’s Finn On the Fly (Canada) and Best Animated Film went to Jabbawaki (Canada) by Sean B. Conly.
The Young People’s Jury Awards (from a jury of kids ages eight to 10) for Best Feature Film, given to children’s films made by children, was In Stella and Star of the Orient (Germany). As for Best Short Film, judged by a jury of kids nine to 12, Chris Trebilcock’s Adam Avenger (Canada) took the prize
The Student Choice Award, voted on by high school students in attendance, saw a tie between Karim Chrobog’s War Child (US) and Nicholas Wong’s My Dad Ralph (Canada)
The Frederick Simpson Award for Best Film (Grade 3 to 6) went to Thunder and Lightning by Susan and Katherine Procopio, the Veronica Herman Award for Best Film (Grade 7 to 9) was given to Repeat by Alexandra Bailey, and The Gertrude Löwengren Award for Best Film (Grade 10 to 12) went to The Sword in the Stone by Sidney Lee.
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