The Toronto Film Critics Association handed out its annual awards January7th at the historic Carlu in downtown Toronto. As previously announced, Norman Jewison won the Technicolor Clyde Gilmour Award, which was presented at the event by Kim Cattrall and Don McKellar. Under the pay-it-forward terms of the award, Technicolor Toronto donated $50,000 in post production services to a filmmaker of Jewison’s choosing—Jeff Barnaby. An aboriginal filmmaker from Quebec who attended the Canadian Film Centre, Barnaby’s film, Rhymes For Young Ghouls won the 2013 TIFF Top Ten and Best First Feature at VIFF 2013. The donated services will be used towards Jeff’s next project.
Also at the event, Watermark won the 2013 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award. Directed by Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky, the film explores the ways in which humanity has shaped, manipulated and depleted one of its most vital and compromised resources: water. Technicolor Toronto worked with long standing producer Nicholas de Pencier providing post services for this award winning film including final colour, online editing, digital intermediate, foley, digital cinema and full deliverables.