The Award Winners of Montreal Independent Film Festival

The award winners of the latest edition of Montreal Independent Film Festival were announced on April 29th. The festival has continued its monthly virtual edition since the lockdown and plans to have its annual event in August of 2021 when the best films of the year will be announced. The emerging and visionary Canadian festival has grown in popularity by independent film talents from all over the globe.


The monthly winners could be further nominated for the annual event and the finalists of the annual festival will be screened through the festival and receive cash awards, promotions and bonuses. The members of jury consists of filmmakers, distributors, critics and award winning artists from Canada and all over the world. All the award winners of the month can request online screening of their projects through TFC which has screened over hundreds of shorts and many features for MIFF last year. It is with great pleasure for us to announce the latest winners of the festival in various categories.





Best Narrative Feature:

THE SEEKER

Director: Bernardo Barreto



Best Narrative Short & Best Edit:

The Great Artist

Director: Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri



Best Canadian Narrative Short:

Reflection

Director: Elbina Oulmacheva



Best Documentary Feature:

Tajamul's Words

Director: Dominique Choisy



Best Documentary Short:

RESILIENCE

Director: Andres Bronnimann



Best Canadian Indie Film:

The Seventh Man

Director: Shane Colin Mountain



Best Horror & Best Director:

PRESAGE

Director: FELIPE CUNHA



Best Feature Comedy & Best Producer:

Introducing Jodea

Director: J.D Cohen

Producer: Chloe Traicos




Best Short Comedy: The Affair Director: Victor Leonidis



Best Short Canadian Comedy:

Toxic Shock

Director: Jamie Norrie



Best Animation & Best Trailer:

Fantasy of Companionship between Human and Inanimate

Directors: Susan Lim, Samudra Kajal Saikia, Christina Teenz Tan



Best Science Fiction:

Remembrance

Director: Shane Joseph Willis



Honorable Mention Science Fiction:

ANOMALY

Director: Michael Jeanpert



Best Series/Web/Pilot:

Hudson Falls

Director: Elias Plagianos



Best Experimental Film:

Ghost Dance for America, 1890

Director: Karl Nussbaum




Best Experimental Canadian Film:

Cuerpo Universal

Director: Liana Carbone



Best Human Rights Documentary:

Operation Camanducaia

Director: Tiago Rezende



Best Human Rights Drama:

Ten Thousand Camels

Director: Kent Flaagan



Best First Time Filmmaker:

Navigate

Director: Kimberly Drake



Honorable Mention Canadian Short:

SANCTION

Director: Logan Charron



Best Student Film:

The Past Will Last

Director: Sara Del barba



Best Canadian Student Film:

The Delivery

Director: Maxim-Olivier Lavallée



Best Feature LGBTQ:

To Decadence with Love, Thanks for Everything!

Director: Stuart Sox



Best Short LGBTQ:

It's Just Our Family

Director: Ameya



Best Music Video:

Highland Home

Director: Zach Stevens



Best Canadian Music Video:

Saintfield: "Into the World"

Director: Adrian Smith




Honorable Mention Canadian Music Video:

Your Smile

Director: Sly Furino



Best Thriller:

Belle

Director: Alejandro Trigos



Best Cinematography & Best Poster: Dying Of The Light

Director: David Newton

Producer: Annie Peet



Best Actor:

Matthew Postlethwaite For The Great Artist



Best Actress:

Lydie Misiek For Against My Will



Best Composer:

The Dance

Director: A.J. Ciccotelli

Composer: W. Allen Wrede



Best Screenplay:

I Don't Know

Writer: Arthur Tiersky



Best Canadian Screenplay:

20/20: Search for Independence

Writer:: Harold L. Brown



Best Photographer:

Colin Zhg



Best Female Director:

El Pas de Sant Joan

Director: Ana Ortiz



Best Environmental:

The Tree Of Hope

Director: Michel Hellas

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