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
Autumn Leaves Director: Elizabeth Lewis
I Saw Myself in Two Director: Scarlett Pivaro Monaghan
Best Student Film
Heavy Crown Director: Ahmed Basher
ALIENAZION - The Conquest of Space Writer: ANTONIO BELLIDO MARIN
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