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'The Imitation Game' takes top prize at TIFF

After 11 days of world premieres and gala events, the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival comes to a close Sunday.

The Imitation Game, a World War II era historical drama about British mathematician Alan Turing, picked up the People’s Choice Award for best film.

Turning, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, is credited as being a pioneer of modern-day computing and with cracking the German Enigma code. The film also stars Keira Knightley and Matthew Goode.

Runners up for the honour were Learning to Drive, staring Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley, and St. Vincent, featuring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy.

The retro, sci-fi musical comedy Bang Bang Baby got the nod as the Best Canadian First Feature Film while the Best Canadian Feature Film prize went to Felix and Meira.

What We Do in the Shadows, a mockumentary about vampires living in Wellington, New Zealand got the People’s Choice Award for midnight madness.

Time Out of Mind, staring Richard Gere, and May Allah Bless France! picked up the International Critics prizes.

The Netpac Award for World or International Asian Film Premiere went to Margarita With a Straw from India.