Award Winners of MIFF are announced


Montreal Independent Film Festival (MIFF) was founded in the spirit of independent filmmaking, creativity, and discovery for independent international and Canadian shorts and features of all genres. The monthly festival recognizes the best of the month in various international and Canadian categories. All the monthly winners are also credited on IMDb and promoted through MIFF on social media and various platforms. All the award winners and honorable mentions are further considered for the annual festival and screening with cash awards, promotions and bonuses for independent filmmakers and artists from all over the world. The festival has received a record number of submissions in the past year and is known as one of the most popular and visionary festivals by FilmFreeway.


Baraheni, the artistic director of the festival finalized the decision with the jury of film scholars, filmmakers, critics and distributors on February 3rd 2021. It is our pleasure to announce the latest winners of the Montreal Independent Film Festival in Toronto Film Magazine.




Best Narrative Feature:

Le Cineaste - a director's journey

Directed by: Manlio Roseano



Best Narrative short:

Just Another Summer

Directed by: Ryan Little



Feature Documentary:

My Dear Mother

Directed by: Paul-Anders Simma


Short Documentary:

What remains of me

Directed by: Nisreen Alsbeihi


Best Horror:

The Invitation (Die Einladung)

Directed by: Thorsten Schade


Best Comedy:

TANGO SHALOM Directed by: Gabriel Bologna


Best Independent Film:

1618

Directed by: LUIS ISMAEL


Best Student Film:

Leaden Hearts

Directed by: Megan MacDonald


Best Animation:

What Remains Directed by: Sianoosh Nasiriziba



Best Science Fiction:

THEM Directed by: Ignacio Maiso



Best Web Series/TV Pilot:

Tango of Imaginary Friends

Directed by: Laura Copan, Ring Hyacinth




Best Experimental

If We Had Tomorrow

Directed by: Anastasiya Yevchenko




Honorable Mention Experimental:

Mad Mieter Directed by: M+M (Weis / De Mattia)


Best Female Director:

THE WASTELAND

Directed by: Yuchi Tian



Best First Time Filmmaker:

Spleen

Directed by: Maxime Duval


Best LGBTQ:

Night Ride Directed by: Eirik Tveiten


Best Music Video:

Bliss Swerve Directed by: Nao Sakamoto


Best Thriller:

8 Loops Directed by: Nils Lane


Best Trailer:

ROHINGYA ''People from no where " Directed by: HAIDER KHAN


Best Director:

Havel

Directed by: Slavek Horak



Best Producer:

Another Yesterday

Produced by: Douglas Heil

Diane Vlajcic Heil



Best Script

Siberian Sex

Writer: Mark Denemark


Best Cinematographer:

Kilter

DOP: Aaron Mclisky



Best Actor:

Jos Laniado for Tango Shalom


Best Actress:

Jessica Sharples for Jen, 28





Honorable Mention Best Actress:

Erica Matthews for Tempted



Best Editing & Honorable Mention Actor & Honorable Mention Director:

American Desert

Directed by: Adrian Bartol

Starring: Will Brandt


Best Unproduced Script:

Siberian Sex

Writer: Mark Denemark


Best Script:

Million Loves in Me Scriptwriters: Tiong Wooi LIM, John Y and Jeremy Tan


Best Composer:

Dalí

Composer: Emiliano Mazzenga



Honorable Mention Student Film:

The 12th Day

Directed by: Ryan Trehy


Honorable Mention Music Video:

Love´s worst nightmare Directed by: Philippe Funk


Honorable Mention short Comedy:

We Got Divorced Directed by: Natalie Metcalfe, Danny Nash


Honorable Mention Short:

Saving Grayson

Directed by: Breck Cuddy



Canadian Indies


Best Independent Canadian Film

The Call

Directed by: Steve Verrier, Marc-Olivier Paquin



Best Canadian Narrative Short:

Pamela & Ivy

Directed by: Leah Mckendrick



Best Canadian Student Film & Series

VISIBLE

Directed by: Maryan Haye, Carol Liu



Best Canadian Documentary

Grass Farmers

Directed by: Chad Galloway



Honorable Mention Canadian Documentary

Beyond Culinary - Ontario Farms

Directed by: Giulia Frisina



Honorable Mention Canadian Documentary

Variety

Directed by: Ramin Eshraghi Yazdi




Honorable Mention Canadian Animation

Yarlung

Directed by: Kunsang Kyirong



Honorable Mention Canadian Short

Cicatrice

Directed by: Trey Martis



Honorable Mention Canadian Short

Paris-Montreal

Directed by: Jimmy Larouche



Honorable Mention Canadian Composer

Narcissus

Composer: Eric Juu