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|Opening film||Borg McEnroe by Janus Metz Pedersen|
|Closing film||C'est la vie! by Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano|
|Festival date||7 – 17 September 2017|
The 42nd annual Toronto International Film Festival was held from 7 to 17 September 2017. There were fourteen programmes, with the Vanguard and City to City programmes both being retired from previous years, with the total number of films down by 20% from the 2016 edition. Borg/McEnroe directed by Janus Metz Pedersen opened the festival.
According to a "fact sheet" released by the Festival before it began, this edition included 255 feature-length films and 84 short films. Of the feature films, 147 are claimed to be world premieres. The number of Canadian films at the Festival (including co-productions) is listed as 28 features and 29 shorts.
The festival's final awards were announced on 17 September.
|People's Choice Award||Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri||Martin McDonagh|
|People's Choice Award First Runner Up||I, Tonya||Craig Gillespie|
|People's Choice Award Second Runner Up||Call Me by Your Name||Luca Guadagnino|
|People's Choice Award: Documentary||Faces Places||Agnès Varda and JR|
|People's Choice Award, Documentary First Runner Up||Long Time Running||Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier|
|People's Choice Award, Documentary Second Runner Up||Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!||Morgan Spurlock|
|People's Choice Award: Midnight Madness||Bodied||Joseph Kahn|
|People's Choice Award, Midnight Madness First Runner Up||The Disaster Artist||James Franco|
|People's Choice Award, Midnight Madness Second Runner Up||Brawl in Cell Block 99||S. Craig Zahler|
|Platform Prize||Sweet Country||Warwick Thornton|
|Platform Prize, Honourable Mention||Dark River||Clio Barnard|
|Best Canadian Feature Film||Ravenous (Les Affamés)||Robin Aubert|
|Best Canadian Feature Film, Honourable Mention||The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches (La petite fille qui aimait trop les allumettes)||Simon Lavoie|
|Best Canadian Short Film||Pre-Drink||Marc-Antoine Lemire|
|Best Canadian Short Film, Honourable Mention||The Tesla World Light||Matthew Rankin|
|Best Canadian First Feature Film||Luk'Luk'I||Wayne Wapeemukwa|
|Best Canadian First Feature Film, Honourable Mention||Ava||Sadaf Foroughi|
|FIPRESCI Discovery Prize||Ava||Sadaf Foroughi|
|FIPRESCI Special Presentations||The Motive||Manuel Martín Cuenca|
|Best International Short Film||The Burden||Niki Lindroth von Bahr|
|Best International Short Film, Honourable Mention||A Gentle Night||Qiu Yang|
|Netpac Award for World or International Asian Film Premiere||The Great Buddha+||Huang Hsin-Yao|
In December, TIFF programmers released their annual Canada's Top Ten list of the films selected as the ten best Canadian films of 2017. The selected films received a follow-up screening at the TIFF Bell Lightbox as a "Canada's Top Ten" minifestival in January 2018, where Unarmed Verses won the People's Choice Award.
In other key awards handed out on Sunday afternoon (17), Warwick Thornton's Sweet Country claimed the Toronto Platform Prize, while Joseph Kahn's Bodied won the Grolsch People's Choice Midnight Madness Award. Agnès Varda and JR's Faces Places took the Grolsch People's Choice Documentary Award.