Thank you to all of you for making TMFF 2020 so spectacular. When the world shut down this past spring, the fate of this year's Festival was uncertain. But with your encouragement, we pushed forward and reimagined TMFF, embracing the digital platform as a way to bring us all together. I'll be candid - it was worrisome. Could it work?
But you've shown that no matter where we might be, whether in Toronto, across Canada, or other parts of the globe, the power of film unites us all. Because these aren't just motorcycle films. These are films that reflect our culture and who we are, record our history, and inspire us.
I want to thank every one of you for supporting the Festival, for watching movies together, participating in our panel discussions, and connecting with us, and with each other on social media. Your feedback on this year's film selection made us smile. To hear that you were moved, that you cried, or that a film motivated you to plan your next great adventure, is the best acknowledgement one could hope for.
Thank you for making this year's Festival better than I ever imagined.
2020 TMFF Winners:
People's Choice Award: When the Road Ends - Lost in the Pacific.Directed by Dylan Wickrama
Best Feature Film: The Space Between. Directed by Mark Rinehart
Best Short Film: Reappear. Directed by Tommy Clarke
Best Short Documentary: Fast Eddie. Directed by Brenna Eckerson
Best Canadian Film: Biker Bob's Posthumous Adventure. Directed by Cat Mills