The Toronto International Film Festival International Critics' Prizes, currently known as the FIPRESCI Prizes, are film awards presented by the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) to films screening at the Toronto International Film Festival. First presented in 1982 as the CFTO International Critics' Prize, the award was voted by all media attending the festival, and could be presented annually to one film, two films or one film with an honorable mention. In 1992, FIPRESCI launched an award at the festival to honour the best film by a first-time director, as selected by an appointed jury of eight international film critics, while the original International Critics' Prize was renamed the Metro Media Award, and continued to be voted on by all accredited media who were not on the FIPRESCI jury.
The Metro Media Award was discontinued after 1998, and replaced with the Discovery Award, which continued to be voted on by all accredited media. In 2008, the awards were modified to their current structure, with two FIPRESCI awards presented for films in the festival's Discovery and Special Presentations streams; a media-voted Discovery award was still presented that year alongside the FIPRESCI Discovery award, but was discontinued thereafter.
In 2020, due to the reduced festival program in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, only a single FIPRESCI Prize winner was named.
International Critics' Prize
|1982||Veronika Voss||Rainer Werner Fassbinder|||
|The Taste of Water (De smaak van water)||Orlow Seunke|
|1983||The Fourth Man||Paul Verhoeven|||
|1984||Choose Me||Alan Rudolph|||
|1985||My American Cousin||Sandy Wilson|||
|No Surrender||Alan Bleasdale|
|1986||Man Facing Southeast||Eliseo Subiela|||
|1987||Night Zoo (Un zoo la nuit)||Jean-Claude Lauzon|||
|1988||Distant Voices, Still Lives||Terence Davies|||
|1989||Jesus of Montreal (Jésus de Montréal)||Denys Arcand|||
|1990||An Angel at My Table||Jane Campion|||
|1991||My Own Private Idaho||Gus Van Sant|||
Metro Media Award
|1992||Reservoir Dogs||Quentin Tarantino|||
|1994||The Silences of the Palace||Moufida Tlatli|||
|Honorable mention: Fate (Verhängnis)||Fred Kelemen|
|1995||Desolation Angels||Tim McCann|||
|Honorable mention: The Daytrippers||Greg Mottola|
|1997||Under the Skin||Carine Adler|||
|1998||West Beirut||Ziad Doueiri|||
|2000||Bangkok Dangerous||Pang Fat & Oxide Pang Chun|||
|2001||Inch'Allah Dimanche||Yamina Benguigui|||
|Honorable mention: Be My Star (Mein Stern)||Valeska Grisebach|
|Honorable mention: Khaled||Asghar Massombagi|
|2002||Under Another Sky (Les chemins de l'oued)||Gaël Morel|||
|Honorable mention: Open Hearts||Susanne Bier|
|2004||In My Father's Den||Brad McGann|||
|2006||Death of a President||Gabriel Range|||
|2007||La Zona||Rodrigo Plá|||
|2020||Beginning (Dasatskisi)||Dea Kulumbegashvili|||
FIPRESCI Special Presentations
- Jay Scott, "Ending on a negative note: Censor board accused of 'attempting to destroy festival'". The Globe and Mail, September 20, 1982.
- Christopher Harris, "Enough films to send the mind reeling 335 titles in Festival of Festivals lineup (so far)". The Globe and Mail, August 26, 1992.
- Jay Scott, "Big Chill the big winner". The Globe and Mail, September 19, 1983.
- Jay Scott, "Film wins place in fans' hearts". The Globe and Mail, September 17, 1984.
- Jay Scott, "Official Story voted most popular film; No Surrender, American Cousin critics' choices". The Globe and Mail, September 16, 1985.
- "Quebec film Le declin tops in T.O.; Arcand's sex comedy wows public and jury". Montreal Gazette, September 15, 1986.
- Jay Scott, "No attendance figures released; Critics laud Zoo as best film". The Globe and Mail, September 21, 1987.
- Ina Warren, "Big stars, little movies honored as Toronto film festival ends". Ottawa Citizen, September 20, 1988.
- Jay Scott, "Award-winning filmmakers are unknown no longer". The Globe and Mail, September 18, 1989.
- "Romantic film most popular". Windsor Star, September 17, 1990.
- Mark Bastien, "Film festival winner gives $25,000 away". Montreal Gazette, September 16, 1991.
- Jay Scott, "Festival focus firmly on first features"]. The Globe and Mail, September 21, 1992.
- Shlomo Schwartzberg, "Naked dons 'Best Film' mantle: Receipts up as Toronto film fest calls it a wrap". Financial Post, September 21, 1993.
- Christopher Harris, "Live Bait snags Canadian award". The Globe and Mail, September 18, 1995.
- Sid Adilman, "Journey gets top filmfest award". Toronto Star, September 16, 1996.
- "The passing show". Ottawa Citizen, September 22, 1998.
- Peter Howell, "Toronto International Film Festival Prize goes Hollywood ; American Beauty wins top award as annual blowout calls it a wrap". Toronto Star, September 20, 1999.
- John McKay, "Crouching Tiger choice of the people: Toronto film fest hands out awards at brunch". Halifax Daily News, September 18, 2000.
- "Inuit film wins festival prize; Fast Runner named best Canadian entry at subdued closing ceremonies". Waterloo Region Record, September 17, 2001.
- "Cronenberg the big winner". Guelph Mercury, September 17, 2002.
- John McKay, "Barbarian Invasions wins at film fest". Kingston Whig-Standard, September 15, 2003.
- "Genocide tale Toronto people's choice winner". North Bay Nugget, September 20, 2004.
- "South African drama is people's choice at TIFF". The Globe and Mail, September 19, 2005.
- Chris Knight, "TIFF train pulls out of station: Audience awards". National Post, September 18, 2006.
- Mark Medley, "Cronenberg film wins top TIFF prize". National Post, September 17, 2007.
- Liam Lacey, "Did Hollywood save the best for later?". The Globe and Mail, September 15, 2008.
- Etan Vlessing, "Toronto: Chloe Zhao's 'Nomadland' Wins Audience Award". The Hollywood Reporter, September 20, 2020.
- Liam Lacey, "Precious looks golden after People's Choice win". The Globe and Mail, September 21, 2009.
- Bruce Kirkland, "King's Speech people's pick ; George VI drama takes Cadillac award at Toronto filmfest closing celebration". Toronto Sun, September 20, 2010.
- Chris Knight, "Lebanese film wins TIFF's top prize; Starbuck is People's Choice runner-up". National Post, September 19, 2011.
- Peter Howell, "Silver Linings Playbook writes surprise TIFF ending". Toronto Star, September 17, 2012.
- Cassandra Szklarski, "12 Years a Slave fan fav at TIFF". Prince George Citizen, September 16, 2013.
- Bruce Kirkland, "GAME ON! ; Benedict Cumberbatch film takes audience prize at TIFF". Toronto Sun, February 15, 2014.
- Jim Slotek, "TIFF 2015: 'Room' wins People's Choice Award". Postmedia Network, September 20, 2015.
- Chris Knight, "And the winner is ...; La La Land takes bellwether award". National Post, September 19, 2016.
- Jeremy Kay (September 17, 2017). "'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' wins Toronto audience award". Screen Daily.
- Chris Knight, "Peter Farrelly's Green Book takes home the Grolsch People's Choice Award at TIFF". National Post, September 16, 2018.
- Hipes, Patrick (September 12, 2019). "Toronto Film Festival Jury Winners: 'Martin Eden', 'Murmur', 'How To Build A Girl'". Deadline Hollywood.