May 07, 2018
By Michael Kramer
The 25th edition that wrapped on Sunday in Toronto – had record breaking audiences of an estimated 223,000 viewers – surpassing last year by about 8,000 people.
Michael Del Monte’s Transformer won this year’s $50,000 Rogers Audience Award – for Best Canadian Documentary.
The story follows a powerlifter and former U.S. marine – as he transitions into a woman. The film also won the Hot Docs Audience Award.
This year’s festival awarded over $272,000 in cash and prizes to films and filmmakers.