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Dedication of Toronto Women Film Festival to cinema

Toronto Women Film Festival is dedicated to the promotion, discovery and screening of female talents working in film and TV from all over the globe. The seasonal and annual program of the fest brings together films of all genres directed by women from all over the world competing in various sections of the festival which includes human rights, environmental, experimental, animation and various genres from both drama and documentary.

Every season, the committee of the fest selects and promotes the best of the seasonal edition from hundreds of submissions. The annual festival runs in parallel with TIFF as a hybrid event with both live events and online screenings in September. The finalists of the year are screened in live events while all the nominees and official selections of the fest are offered digital promotion and screening through the fest. Some of the previous finalists of the festival have screened in the past years through Carlton Cinema and Innis Town Hall of the University of Toronto. It is our pleasure to announce the 20th seasonal winners of the Toronto Women Film Festival.

Best Narrative Feature

The Book of Everything

Director: Ineke Houtman

Best Narrative Short


Director: Anne Madeleine Mancosu

Best Feature Documentary

Legerin, in search of Alina

Director: Maria Laura Vasquez

Co-Director: Dersim Zerevan

Best Short Documentary

Yarishaya Itiumu: Blooming Women

Director: Tatiana Lopez, Danielle Khan Da Silva

Best Experimental

The repose of the 30,000 souls

Director: Solji Yoon

Best Comedy


Director: Lucy Willa Burnett

Best Science Fiction


Director: Nicole Ice

Best Horror

The Monster Beneath Us

Director: Sophie Osbourne

Best Animation

Two One Two

Director: Shira Avni

Best Web/TV/Pilot

Alicia & Jerome Season II

Director: Diana Atai

Best Music Video

SECRET By Shaliy

Director: Valeria Cappuccino Cocos

Best Student Film

Paragraph 96

Director: Sophie Maresch

Best Actress

Andrea Bogart

Concerto for Abigail

Best Cinematographer

Kathryn Boyd-Batstone

Nova Ovum

Best Scriptwriter

Lorraine Flett

Ode to Violeta

Best Editor

Hillary Carrigan


Best Director

Keegan Connor Tracy

The Worst Day Ever?

Best Composer

Irine Vela



Parker and the Green Dress

Director: Kristen Wolf

Best Human Rights

The Decree

Director: Nejla Demirci

Best Film About Women

Women's Work

Director: Joseph Duque

Best Environmental

Women at Conservancy

Director: João Marcos Rosa, Paulina Chamorro

Best First-Time Filmmaker

The Wild Onions

Director: Margarita MH

Best thriller


Director: Claire Haines

Best Unproduced Script

Mad Bad Dangerous to Know

Leonora Pitts, Emily Robinson

Best Historical Film

Death of a Spy

Director: Rebekah Johnson

Best Biographical Film

Silent Cries (Kiayunik Tuhanak)

Director: Navalik Tologanak

Best Sport Film

Beyond The Podium: Celebrating Canadian Women Champions

Director: Brenda Whitehall

Best Youth Artist

Dylan Chance

I Love You Like A Rainbow


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