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What we need to know about the latest winners of Art Film Spirit Awards

The Toronto Art Film Spirit Awards is an international competition which aims to promote and recognize the best of indie cinema from all over the world. The members of the jury for each edition are selected from award winning artists, filmmakers, producers, writers and actors based in Toronto and all over the world. The competition focuses on the spirit of cinema, indie filmmaking and artists who have dedicated their life to their art.

Independent film is often thought of as an antidote to the mainstream Hollywood blockbuster. In the beginning, independent film was everything that the major films studio films were not.

It is our pleasure to announce the latest winners of the competition.

Best Narrative Feature

EALLOGIERDU The tundra within me Director: Sara Margrethe Oskal

Best Feature Documentary

Longing for the Soul; A Quest for Rumi Director: Aryana Farshad

Best Narrative Short

The Third Bedroom Director: Kathryn Van Buren

Best Short Director

Waves Director: Jessica Graham

Best Indie Film & Best Director

In Her Name Director: Sarah Carter

Best Short Sci-Fi

The Film Director: Nadia Guo

Best Animation

Autumn Leaves Director: Elizabeth Lewis

Best Experimental

I Saw Myself in Two Director: Scarlett Pivaro Monaghan

Best Student Film

Heavy Crown Director: Ahmed Basher

Best Web/Series


Honorable Mention Director

The River Director: Joseph Paul Alvarado

Best Composer Kikum Spirit (The Untold African Story) Piripboi Entertainment

Best Script STAY WITH ME Writer Pozsgai Zsolt

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