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Fifth Edition

Announced May 10th, 2021

Narrative Feature:

The Way That I Am

Dir: Kaleigh Fitzgerald


    Narrative Short:  




   Honorable Mention Narrative Short:   Heel

Dir: Maggie Levin


    Feature Documentary:     

     He's My Brother        

Dir: Cille Hannibal


Honorable Mention Feature Documentary: 

The Self Portrait     

Dir: Katja Hogset, Margreth Olin and Espen Wallin


Best Short Documentary:  

Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action: The Early Years        

Dir: Filiz Efe McKinney

Best Experimental:  

A Man Waiting For The Leaves To Fall    Dir: Judee Tan

Best Comedy: 


Dir: Magali Perra


Best Horror:

                        Hangry                             Dir: Bola Ogun


Best Animation:

        Beautiful journey        

Dir: Aurora Wang


Best Web/TV/Pilot:

   Selma & Clarice    

Dir: Yennis Cheung, Nicky Cook


Best Music Video:

      AvA "ORAGE"        

Dir: Eva Ménard, Zoé Cavaro


Best Student Film:


Dir: Sharon Attias


Honorable Mention Student Film:

Toxic Shock     

Dir: Jamie Norrie


Best Actress:

           Martha Bronstein            

For A Stormy Night 


Best Female Cinematographer:

         Allie Schultz          

For I Just Wish You Told Me


Best Female Scriptwriter:  

           Naomi Lisner           

          For The Imbalance            


 Best Female Producer:

Rawaa Auge and Sabine Younes For Stricken Beirut


Best Female Editor:

     Ruth Geva      

For Gathering Fragments


Elizabeth Kopetka 

For Box of Rain

Best Female Director:

   Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri      

For The Great Artist


Best Female Composer:

Chia-Hui Lu    For Butterfly Orchid


Best LGBTQ: 

         It's Just Our Family          

Dir: Ameya


Best Human Rights:  

       Women Warriors: The Voices                of Change           

Dir: Amy Andersson


Best Poster: 

A Stormy Night


Films About Women:


Dir: Eric Cloughley


Best Canadian Female Filmmaker:

        A CRADLE FALLS         

Dir: Nicole Benoit


Best Environmental: 

         Axis Mundi          

Dir: Csilla Toldy


Honorable Mention Environmental:  Beauty on the Wing: Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly       

Dir: Kim Smith


     Best First Time Female Filmmaker:          Thirty Minutes         

Dir: Claire Elizabeth Terry


              Best thriller: $700+               Dir: Tom Aspy


Best Unproduced Script:


Writer: Maggie Craig


Best Historical Film:  

       The Brazilian Templars Mystery        Dir: Next Anyextee, Neil Cabana


Best Biographical Film: When the Camera Stopped Rolling    

Dir: Jane Castle


Best Sport Film:  


Dir: Linda Rosenfeld

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