Seasonal winners of MIFF

The seasonal edition of Montreal Independent Film Festival brings together independent filmmakers and artists from all over the globe. The festival's popularity has grown in the past years, and it has ranked as the top 7 most popular Canadian film festivals, dedicated to international film projects. The winners of the seasonal festival go through another round of programming for the annual festival which happens in late spring of every year as a hybrid event with Cinema du Parc of Montreal in association with MIFF channel and MIFF magazine. Montreal Independent Film Festival is dedicated to the spirit of indie filmmaking and the language of cinema. It is our pleasure to announce the winners of the latest seasonal edition of 2022.




Best Feature Film

DREAMS LIVE IN TREES

Director: Marco Della Fonte


Best Independent Film

God's Time

Director: Daniel Antebi

Best Narrative Short

A Love Worth Fighting For

Director: Toby Fountaine


Honorable Mention Documentary

Hidden Wounds

Director: Richard Lui

Honorable Mention Documentary

11 MINUTES

Director: Jeff Zimbalist

Best Short Documentary

Whitewash

Director: Golzar Taravati

Best Feature Documentary

Case for Kindness

Director: Steven Sawalich


Best Horror

The Mistress

Director: Greg Barton

Best Comedy

Vandits

Director: Stu Stone


Honorable Mention Comedy

Hoarder on the Border

Director: Takayuki Kayano

Honorable Mention Comedy

Another Blood Sucker

Director: Drake Dalgleish

Best Animation

My Grumpy Grandpa

Director: Komi Messan Anth


Best Human Rights

Tomorrow We continue

Director: Abdullah Ghanem

Best Science Fiction

The Dark Room

Director: Heesoo Choi


Best Web series of the season

Les Liaisons dangereuses : The lost letters

Director: Karine Ricard

Best Experimental

Sonostalgia

Director: Iñaki Ortiz Villaseñor



Honorable Mention Experimental

SYKO

Director: Raha Euphoria


Best Environmental Docu

Keep Cool: Fortifying British Columbia

Director: Ed Akselrud

Best Environmental Drama

You Never Know One Day You Too Might Become A Refugee

Directors: Teo Nicholas Ormond-Skeaping, Lena Dobrowolska

Honorable Mention Environmental

Rematriation

Director: Alexi Liotti

Best Female Director

For Tomorrow

Director: An Tran

Best First time filmmaker

Stella

Director: Jessica Fox


Honorable Mention First time filmmaker

James the Second

Director: Max Amini


Best LGBTQ

Medium Young

Director: Erin Margurite Carter

Best Student Film

Embrace

Director: Alicia Tremblay


Honorable Mention Student Film

Full Moon

Director: Rongsheng Zhu

Best Thriller

DARKNESS THIS IS MY REVENGE

Director: Giuseppe Di Giorgio

Best Canadian Indie

The Ace and the Scout

Director: Aaron Huggett


Honorable Mention Canadian Indie

Welcome to Kittytown

Director: Douglas James Luciuk

Best Director

TRIO

Director: Battumur Dorj


Best Cinematography

Mik Allen

Dreams live in trees


Best Actor

Eric Gravolin

A Love Worth Fighting For


Best Actress

Kiera Morgan

DREAMS LIVE IN TREES


Best Editor of the season

Juliette Haubois

The Great Means

Best Film Composer

Simon Kolle for Call of the Unseen

Best Feature Screenplay (Unproduced)

Eve's Promise

Writer: Brad Catherman

Best Short Screenplay (Unproduced)

Jimmy Duff and the Modfather

Writer: Craig Warnock

Best Writer of the Season

The Santiago Inheritance

Writer: Kingsley Poole

Best Music Video

Jeff Hilliard - Finger Bang Your Day Directors: Jeff Hilliard, John Orphan

Honorable Mention Music Video

Build a house

Director: Donald McQuade

Best Youth Artist of the Season

Bryce Gheisar

James the Second