British writer-director Joe Cornish’s “Attack the Block”, a thriller in which a South London gang battles an alien invasion, won Best First Feature. Cornish and executive producer Edgar Wright co-wrote this year’s Best Animated Feature, “The Adventures of Tintin”, directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by DreamWorks Animation.
(Under the TFCA’s guidelines, contenders eligible for the awards include films released in Canada in 2011 plus films that qualify for the 2011 Oscars and have Canadian distribution scheduled by the end of February 2012.)
The 2011 TFCA Awards will be presented at a gala dinner in the Round Room of Toronto’s historic Carlu on January 10, 2012, hosted by Cameron Bailey, co-director of the Toronto International Film Festival. There the TFCA will also reveal the winner of the Rogers Best Canadian Film Award, which carries a $15,000 cash prize. David Cronenberg will also be on hand to present a special award.
Via torontofilmcritics.co (http://torontofilmcritics.com/blog/2011/12/14/the-tree-of-life-named-best-picture-of-2011/)