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The winners of Toronto Women Fest

Every season, the Toronto Women Film 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. Toronto Women has become one of the most popular festivals dedicated to female talents in the film industry. The seasonal festival aims to discover, promote, screen and award female filmmakers and stories dealing with women in societies around the world. It is our pleasure to announce the winners of the season.

Best Narrative Feature

Because We're Family

Director: Angela Teresa Stern, Christine Nyhart

Best Narrative Short

The Last Picture

Director: Ally May

Best Feature Documentary

Where I Became

Director: Kate Geis

Best Short Documentary

To stir the heart .25

Director: Melissa Elizondo

Best Experimental

Tree Buried in the Name of Forest

Director: Siyeon KIM

Best Comedy

Now You See Us

Director: Romina Schwedler

Best Science Fiction

Byron & Shelley: Illuminati Detectives

Director: Leah Hennessey, Emily Allan

Best Horror

The Urn

Director: Ash Gray

Best Animation

ArtMinute1 – The perfect selfie

Director: Asta Wellejus, Teddy Kristiansen

Best Web/TV/Pilot

Go Fetch Club

Director: Pilar ADARA

Best Music Video

Tragedy Strikes

Director Morgan Gullett

Best Student Film

For Magda

Director: Carla Larrea Sánchez

Best Actress

Batya G Cruz

Blood Dust

Best Female Cinematographer

Teresa Alden

Dangerous Creation

Best Female Scriptwriter

Writer: Melanie Sovran Wolfe

He's Just A Boy

Best Female Producer

Jasmine Kaplan


Best Female Editor

Mina Petrović

An Apple and Two Cherries

Best Female Director

Director: Mireille Fiévet

Best Female Composer

Juliet Palmer

Visiting Ben Shemen



Director: Skylar Schanen

Best Human Rights

Seeds of Life

Director: Paige Mckenna grube

Best Poster


Director: AR Nicholas

Best Film About Women

Unflinching Grace

Director: Bill Frakes

Best Canadian Female Filmmaker

Reflections: When It's No Longer

Director: Wanda Reinholdt

Best Environmental

in love with a problem

Director: Julie Kim

Best First Time Female Filmmaker

Us Two Or Nothing

Director: Karina Beuthe Orr

Best thriller

The Obscured

Director: Dianna Ippolito

Best Unproduced Script



Best Historical Film

Leveling Lincoln

Director: Arden Teresa Lewis

Best Biographical Film


Director: Iris Fegerl

Best Sport Film

Women in the Front Seat

Director: Indy Saini

Best Youth Artist

Actress: Nayanmoni Mura



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