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Best Female talents of Toronto Women Fest

Toronto International Women Film Festival celebrates female voices and talents working in media as women in film. Every edition, the Festival focuses on female driven stories, independent female directors, producers, writers, actresses, cinematographers, editors, and all female artists contributing to the language of cinema as women in film.

The festival also selects films created by all genders from all over the world from various backgrounds, cultures and traditions dealing with women in society. Films created by male directors about female characters are qualified to submit to the festival as well.

The online fest is sponsored by Toronto Film magazine and has online screening options through Toronto Film Channel. It is important to recognize talented female artists who have dedicated their life to working in media.

Best Narrative Feature

My Dearest Enemy

Director: Tzipi Trope

Best Narrative Short

2 Lines/2 Lives

Director: Alyona Kaporina

Best Feature Documentary

The Lucky Woman

Director: Tseng Wen-CVhen

Best Short Documentary

Angels on Call

Director: Roberta Anne Staley

Best Experimental

The Primary Difference is Who You See in Yourself

Director: Erin M Wiljanen

Best Comedy

Mother's Last Show

Director: Michal Tsur

Best Science Fiction

Mnemosyn: Resolution Service

Directors: Jeda Cacioli, Scott Kingsnorth

Best Horror


Director: Linda Cantu

Best Animation


Director: Lindsey Martin

Best Web/TV/Pilot

Confessions of a Caregiver

Director: Maren Sherry Higbee

Best Music Video


Director: Isabelle Longnus

Best Student Film


Director: Eva Justine Torkkola



Director: Elise Byman

Best Actress

Anna Marie Sharpe For The Best Time

Best Female Cinematographer

Caitlin Royse For RO

Best Female Scriptwriter

Writer: Deborah Hodgetts For Let The Music Play On!

Best Female Producer

Beata Hrycyk-Mańkowska For Pour L’amour


Anne Daly For Bringing Assad To Justice

Best Female Editor

Mariam Avetisyan For The Desire To Live

Best Female Director

Claryn Scott For Enemy of the Heart

Best Female Composer

Yantra de Vilder For RISE NOW


Hard Labour

Director Apolla Echino

Best Human Rights

Doomed in Gaza

Director: Beatriz Lecumberri, Ana Alba

Best Poster


Director: Tonya McKinny

Best Film About Women

Pour L’amour

Director: Andrzej Mańkowski

Best Canadian Female Filmmaker


Director: Sarah Gross

Best Environmental

AI and I

Director: Cecelia Condit

Best First Time Female Filmmaker

The Copper Queen

Director: Crystal Manich

Best Unproduced Script

The Six Sides of Truth For Janet Walker

Best Historical Film

Nuestras Voces (Our Voices)

Director: Diana Paola Paez

Best Biographical Film

Smashed: Breaking the Cycle of Alcohol Use Disorder

Director: Kate Twa

Best Sport Film

13 Miles

Director: Helena Thom, Anthony Epp

Best Youth Artist

Eve Angel For Kin

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