Danish filmmaker Ole Bornedal's The Substitute won the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film at the 11th Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children. The story follows a group of school children who suspect their substitute teacher may be an alien.

Best animated film honours went to US filmmaker Devin Bell's Crank Balls.

Three awards were decided upon by children's juries, two designated for feature films, one for shorts. In the 8-10 year old category, the winner was Ari Kristinsson's No Network. Honourable mention went to The Three Robbers (Germany).

In the 11-12 category the winner was Ben Sombogaart's Crusade: A March Through Time, a coproduction of the Netherlands, the UK and Germany. Honourable mentions went to SOS - Summer of Suspense (Norway) and Wild Chicks In Love (Germany).

High school students attending the festival voted for US filmmaker Todd Kessler's Keith while Best Short Film honours went to Len Simon's Rindin The Puffer (US). The festival also doled out awards to child filmmakers.

This year's Sprockets included 68 films from 26 countries.