Summer 2022 Winners of Montreal Independent Film Festival

The seasonal winners of the Summer 2022 in Montreal Independent Film Festival (MIFF) include some of the most talented independent artists from Canada and all over the globe. International and Canadian indie projects competed in various sections of the Montreal Independent Film Festival. MIFF Canada has dedicated itself to the promotion, screening and recognition of independent film projects, arthouse cinema and indie artists working on a variety of genres in cinema. The festival brings emerging and established talents together in various categories of the festival and has devoted itself to the spirit of indie filmmaking and the language of cinema. Every year, the festival committee selects the finalists of the annual event with live screening from the previous seasonal winners. It is our pleasure to announce the latest winners of the seasonal festival.




Here are the winners of the Summer 2022 seasonal festival:



Best Narrative Feature

It's Spring

Director: Roman Musheghyan


Best Narrative Short

Being Born

Director: Satoshi Tanaka


Best Feature Documentary

Scream of the Soul Director: Dominique Othenin-Girard


Best Short Documentary

My Name Is Dekan Director: Ala Hoshyar Tayyeb


Honorable Mention Paranormal Documentary Film:

The Harrisville Haunting: The Real Conjuring House Director: Matt Benton

Best Independent Film

LA BALLATA DEI GUSCI INFRANTI

Director: Federica Biondi

Best Unproduced Feature Script

Handhaven

Writer: Kristen Wade

Best Unproduced Short Script

Good Night, Sergeant

Writer: Graeme MacQueen

Best Horror

Badlands Director: Gabriel Chicano


Best Science Fiction

The White Rock

Director: Maxime Laurin


Best Animation

The Night Walker

Director: Jonathan Valentine



Honorable Mention Science Fiction

Soulmate Director: Liang Huo

Best Comedy

L'Entente Cordiale (The Cordial Agreement)

Directors: Gautier Piton, Clément Douillet




Best Web Series/TV Pilot

Children Of The Pines

Director: Joshua Morgan

Best Experimental

DEAD DREAMS FALLING

Director: Craig Murray

Honorable Mention Experimental

Shudder Director: Rob Ride


Best Environmental

Transmission

Director: Dan Minsky








Best Female Director

LOST Director: Ekin Onat

Honorable Mention Female Director

A Horse Called Possum

Director: Tori Layne

Best Human Rights

The Vertical Border

Director: Sonja Wolf

Best First-Time Feature Filmmaker

Don't Tear Yourself Apart

Director: P. Tavares


Best First Time Short Filmmaker

Monarque Director: Laurence Tremblay


Best Student Film

A Song of the Land Director: César Velasco

Best LGBTQ

8 years

Director: JD Alcázar


Best Music Video

DEAD DREAMS FALLING Director: Craig Murray

Honorable Mention Music Video

1955 Director: Martin Melnick

Honorable Mention Music Video

TURN IT OFF - ACOUSTIC RESISTANCE Director: MARC THIROUIN

Best Indie Thriller

Avarice Director: John V. Soto


Best Canadian Indie

If You Say Too Much Director: Kira Thiphavong

Honorable Mention Canadian Indie

Sugar

Director: Vic Sarin

Best Director of the season

The Road to Galena

Director: Joe Hall


Best Cinematographer of the season

Clark Vandergrift

The Road to Galena

Best Actor of the season

Mehmet Esen

LOST


Best Actress of the season

Hitomi Ando

Being Born


Best Editor of the season

The Sound Eye

Rodney Mansour




Best Composer of the season

Betur sjá augu (See No Evil)

Mari Sainio

Best Scriptwriter of the season

Richard C Ledes

IKONOPHILE Z


Best Youth Artist of the season

Conrad Ørland Wathne

Hush