The Festival Internationalde Film de Montreal is preparing to hand out an embarrassment oftrophies when its inaugural edition closes on September 25.

The FIFM, topped by Moritzde Hadeln, announced it will present seven audience awards, including four forshort films, and three extra prizes on top of its already announced Iris Awardsfor films in competition. Indeed, audience voters will be eligible for prizes.

The new prizes are the ToyotaCanada Award for best feature; the Videotron Award for best Canadian feature;the Super Ecran Award for best performance in a Canadian feature; the C$10,000Le Lait Audience Award for best short film; Le Lait Audience Award for bestCanadian short film, which will receive C$10,000 in post-production costs andservices; the C$5000 Videotron Award for best direction of a short film, andthe Toyota Canada Award for best first work in short films.

The three additional prizesare two awarded by Quebec critics, sponsored by Air France for best French short film and best French feature,and a documentary prize sponsored by the National Film Board of Canada.