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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:

Director: Bernardo Barreto



Best Narrative Short & Best Edit:

The Great Artist

Director: Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri



Best Canadian Narrative Short:

Director: Elbina Oulmacheva



Best Documentary Feature:

Director: Dominique Choisy



Best Documentary Short:

Director: Andres Bronnimann



Best Canadian Indie Film:

Director: Shane Colin Mountain



Best Horror & Best Director:

Director: FELIPE CUNHA



Best Feature Comedy & Best Producer:

Director: J.D Cohen

Producer: Chloe Traicos




Best Short Comedy: The Affair Director: Victor Leonidis



Best Short Canadian Comedy:

Director: Jamie Norrie



Best Animation & Best Trailer:

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



Best Science Fiction:

Director: Shane Joseph Willis



Honorable Mention Science Fiction:

Director: Michael Jeanpert



Best Series/Web/Pilot:

Director: Elias Plagianos



Best Experimental Film:

Director: Karl Nussbaum




Best Experimental Canadian Film:

Director: Liana Carbone



Best Human Rights Documentary:

Director: Tiago Rezende



Best Human Rights Drama:

Director: Kent Flaagan



Best First Time Filmmaker:

Director: Kimberly Drake



Honorable Mention Canadian Short:

Director: Logan Charron



Best Student Film:

Director: Sara Del barba



Best Canadian Student Film:

Director: Maxim-Olivier Lavallée



Best Feature LGBTQ:

Director: Stuart Sox



Best Short LGBTQ:

Director: Ameya



Best Music Video:

Director: Zach Stevens



Best Canadian Music Video:

Saintfield: "Into the World"

Director: Adrian Smith




Honorable Mention Canadian Music Video:

Director: Sly Furino



Best Thriller:

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:

Director: A.J. Ciccotelli

Composer: W. Allen Wrede



Best Screenplay:

Writer: Arthur Tiersky



Best Canadian Screenplay:

Writer:: Harold L. Brown



Best Photographer:

Colin Zhg



Best Female Director:

Director: Ana Ortiz



Best Environmental:

Director: Michel Hellas

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