"All the Wrong Reason," one of the last films Monteith acted in before he died July 13, was chosen for the award out of 27 other films in TIFF's Discovery program and was given a $10,000 cash prize.
In "All the Wrong Reason," Monteith plays a store manager whose wife (Karine Vanasse) struggles with posttraumatic stress disorder brought on by a family tragedy. The film shot in summer 2012 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The actor, who starred as Finn Hudson on the FOX TV show "Glee," died July 13 at the age of 31. The upcoming fall episodes of "Glee" will pay tribute to Monteith. Click here for the Playbill.com Screening Room celebrating the career of Monteith.
"McCanick," which also stars Monteith as well as David Morse, Ciaran Hinds and Mike Vogel, also received its word premiere at the festival Sept. 9. The film features Monteith playing a drug-addicted criminal who is released from prison and then hunted down by a police chief over the course of a day. The film is directed by Josh C. Waller and produced by Waller, Morse and Ehud Bleiberg.