Winners of Toronto International Women Film Festival

Women are involved in the film industry in all roles, including as film directors, actresses, cinematographers, film producers, film critics, and other film industry professions, though women have been underrepresented in creative positions. Women have always had a presence in film acting, but have consistently been underrepresented, and on average significantly less well paid. On the other hand, many key roles in filmmaking were for many decades done almost entirely by men, such as directors and cinematographers. In more recent times, women have made inroads and made contributions to many of these fields.



Toronto International Women Film Festival celebrates and recognizes films made by talented female filmmakers from all over the world. The festival is monthly and annual and is sponsored by Toronto Film Magazine and Toronto Film Channel in Canada.

The festival believes in the power of female filmmakers and the voices of women in cinema and their contributions to the cinematic language. The organizers of the festival recently announced the award winners of its latest edition.




Best Narrative Feature

“Acting: The First Six Lessons”

Directed by: Emily Bridges



Best Narrative Short

Naval Gazing

Directed by: Aisha Evelyna



Best Feature Documentary

Maria the Korean Bride: Ghost Wedding

Directed by: Maria Yoon


Best Short Documentary

The Best Time

Directed by: Jessica Crossman



Best Experimental

The Way We Are

Directed by: Donald Li



Best Comedy

Room Temperature

Directed by: Brandy Seymour



Best Horror

Double Edged

Directed by: Cliona Concetta



Best Animation

The Ancestral Tree

Directed by: p.a. duquette



Best Web/TV/Pilot

Needs

Directed by: Natalia Montecinos



Best Music Video

Naima- A N I M A

Directed by: Natalie Jean-Marain, Shyam Jones



Best LGBTQ

Away

Directed by: Zhou Weijia



Best Female Director

Honorable Sins

Directed by: Susan Singh



Best Actress

Naval Gazing

Starring:Charis Ann Wiens



Best Producer

Dear Elijah

Producer: Brenda Yvonne Todd



Best Student Film & Best Cinematographer

ZeroNet

Directed by: Maggie Smith

DOP by: Taylor Sniffen



Best Script

13th Street Scare

Written by: Cecilia Copeland



Best Science fiction & Best Editor

Fujiyama

Directed by: Brandy Seymour

Edited by: Crystal Ash



Best Human Rights & Best Poster

Unlearning Sex

Directed by: Zanah Thirus








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