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"Spotlight on the Seasonal Winners of the Montreal Independent Film Festival"











Montreal Independent Film Festival was founded with the intention to support, promote and screen indie films of all genres from all over the globe. The devotion of the festival to the cinematic language has turned MIFF Canada into one the most popular international competitions with seasonal and annual programs for independent filmmakers and artists working on a variety of arthouse indie projects. The annual screening of the fest will be a 4-day event in September through Cinema du Parc, various art venues and the MIFF online platform.


Cannes award winners and Oscar nominees have also joined emerging independent artists to compete in various sections of the festival. With thousands of entries every year, the programming committee selects film and script projects and nominates artists for various sections of the competition which also includes awards and honorable mentions of the seasonal festival in acting, directing, cinematography, screenwriting, editing, music video, experimental cinema, animation, student film, etc.  


The festival is a hybrid event with thousands of entries in various sections and recognizing hundreds of film projects and artists every year. MIFF Canada is devoted to artists and independent cinema. Every year, the short film screenings of MIFF are sold out in the cinema. It is our pleasure to announce the latest seasonal winners of the competition in various categories. 



Here is the full list to the winners:



Best Narrative Feature & Best Human Rights

The Strangers' Case

Director: Brandt Andersen



Best Independent Film

DEER GIRL

Director: Francesco Jost



Best Narrative Short

Shadowland

Director: Niels Windfeldt



Honorable Mention Canadian Short

Silenced 

Director: Maxime Laurin



Honorable Mention Canadian Short

Unsettled

Director: Tylor Hanley 



Best Feature Documentary

Beyond the Beach: The Hell and the Hope

Directors: Graeme Scott, Buddy Squires



Best Short Documentary

Once a Child Soldier

Director: Janet P Gardner



Honorable Mention Short Documentary 

S'ÉLEVER

Director: Víctor Pérez Pelayo



Best Comedy

The Italians

Director: Michelle Danner



Best Animation

The Strange Case of The Human Cannonball

Director: Roberto Valencia



Honorable Mention Animation 

Ave Maria

Director: Garry Yakovlevich Bardin



Best Science Fiction

Abductee

Director: WILLIAM HOPP



Best Web Series/TV Pilot

Canusa Street

Director: Zack Morrison



Best Experimental

JAUNATIS

Director: Bingqing Mou



Honorable Mention Experimental 

Spaceboy (A film in seven songs)

Director: Naomi Silver-Vézina



Honorable Mention Experimental 

The Poem We Sang

Director: Annie Sakkab



Best Environmental

Nuraga Bhumi

Director: Danielle Khan Da Silva



Best Female Director of the season

Lines of a Woman

Director: Melissa Gagliardi



Best First-Time Filmmaker

Nowhere

Director: Tim Seyfert



Best Student Film

Brothers: A Civil War Story

Director: Casey Schaffer


Best Short LGBTQ

Emerald City

Director: Josef Steiff



Best Music Video

Heaven

Director: Masha Shalagina



Best Thriller of the season

Black Society

Director: Ramon Térmens



Best Canadian Indie of the season

The Movie Man

Director: Matt Finlin



Best Director of the season

Sweetwater

Director: Martin Guigui



Best Cinematographer of the season

Max Grunauer & Leon Markl

Elteney



Best Actor of the season

Radko Polič

GOOD TIMES, BAD TIMES



Best Actress of the season

PAMBINA GEORGIOU

Iman



Best Editor of the season

Elina Antoniou

Iman



Best Composer of the season

Will Taylor

Protocol 7




Best Unproduced Feature Script

About That Night

Elizabeth Page


Best Unproduced Short Script

KREATIVA CHRONICLES

Alejandro Vilpa



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