The Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA) announced that the Technicolor Clyde Gilmour Award will be presented to Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) director and CEO, Piers Handling. The award recognizes a Canadian whose work has in some way enriched the understanding and appreciation of film in their native country.
“This honor is long overdue,” said TFCA president Brian D. Johnson. “So much of the rich film culture that we now take for granted in this city, and in this country, can be attributed to the efforts of Piers Handling. And what’s inspiring is that while he’s overseen the expansion of TIFF on so many levels as its CEO, Piers remains so clearly loyal to the cinephile passion that drew him to the festival in the first place.”
“It is an immense honor to receive this award, named in memory of a true champion of cinema, Clyde Gilmour,” said Handling. “Toronto’s film critics have More