The Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA) has named The Act of Killing as the year’s best doc, and nominated Watermark (pictured) for the Best Canadian Film Award.
Joshua Oppenheimer’s Killing continued its awards circuit momentum by picking up the TFCA’s Allan King Documentary Award, with the TFCA naming Leviathan and Tim’s Vermeer as runners-up.
Sarah Polley’s doc Stories We Tell, which has thus far been Killing‘s biggest competitor in year-end critics’ polls, did not compete in the category, as it had an earlier theatrical release in Canada and won the Allan King Documentary Award in 2012, along with the TFCA’s Best Canadian Film Award.
Meanwhile, a documentary will once again compete for the Best Canadian Film Award this year, with the TFCA selecting Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky’s Watermark to compete against dramatic features The Dirties and Gabrielle.
The winning film will receive a CAD$100,000 (US$94,400) cash prize, and will be named at the 2013 TFCA Awards and gala dinner, which takes place at Toronto’s Carlu on January 7.