David Cronenberg poses for photographers upon arrival at the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. The prolific Toronto director and screenwriter has been awarded this year's Clyde Gilmour Award by the Toronto Film Critics Association. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Kirsty Wigglesworth

David Cronenberg wins Toronto film critics’ Clyde Gilmour Award

David Cronenberg wins Toronto film critics’ Clyde Gilmour Award

Cronenberg wins Toronto film critics’ Clyde Gilmour Award

Toronto filmmaker David Cronenberg has won this year’s Clyde Gilmour Award from the Toronto Film Critics Association.

The honour allows the Crash writer/director to bestow $50,000 in production services to a fellow filmmaker of his choice. The TFCA says Cronenberg will reveal his pick in the days to come.

The award recognizes a Canadian figure in the film industry who has made a significant contribution to Canadian cinema. Cronenberg’s 22nd film Crimes of the Future is set for release later this year.

The TFCA also announced that two-spirit L’nu filmmaker Bretten Hannam won the $10,000 Stella Artois Jay Scott Prize for an emerging artist. Hannam wrote and directed Wildhood, which was recently nominated for six Canadian Screen Awards.

Meanwhile, freelance film critic Rachel Ho, who writes for Exclaim!, That Shelf and POV Magazine, won an award for aspiring film reviewers.

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