Werewolf, a film about a homeless Cape Breton couple struggling with methadone addiction, is the winner of Rogers Best Canadian Film Award.
The $100,000 award was presented to Canadian director Ashley McKenzie at a Toronto Film Critics Association gala on Tuesday night.
Also nominated were Kevan Funk for Hello Destroyer and Joyce Wong for Wexford Plaza, who each took home $5,000 as runners-up for the award.
The film association also announced earlier this month it had selected The Florida Project as best picture — a Sean Baker drama about kids growing up in a welfare motel in the shadow of Disney World.
The film's star, Bria Vinaite, accepted the award Tuesday. She also accepted the award for supporting actor on behalf of her co-star, Willem Dafoe, who sent a video expressing his thanks.
Canadian actresses Saara Chaudry and Soma Chhaya, who provided the voices for Parvana and Shauzia in The Breadwinner, accepted the film's award for best animated feature.