Filmmakers Denis Villeneuve and Alanis Obomsawin are among those being honoured at the Toronto International Film Festival this September.
TIFF co-heads Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey said Thursday that Villeneuve will receive the TIFF Ebert Director Award and Obomsawin will be honoured with the Jeff Skoll Award in Impact Media at the 2021 TIFF Tribute Awards.
Both are Canadian. Villeneuve is known for directing films like “Prisoners” and “Blade Runner 2049” and was nominated for an Oscar for the 2016 film “Arrival.” His new film, an adaptation of “Dune,” will be playing at the festival after its world premiere in Venice. “There is no question Denis is an accomplished and outstanding filmmaker.Read more on etcanada.com