Winners of Toronto Women Film Festival

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. The festival also selects films created by all genders from all over the world from various backgrounds, cultures and traditions dealing with women in society. Toronto Women Film Festival is a monthly and annual event. The virtual monthly competition announces the best of the month in various categories and aims to discover, promote and award female filmmakers and artists working in media. All the monthly award winners are then nominated for the annual competition and the screening of the festival in Toronto.

The festival committee is planning to screen 250 films in September for its annual program in Toronto. The films of the annual festival are selected from the award winners of the monthly editions. It is important to recognize talented female voices and female artists from all over the world.


Here are the latest winners of the monthly edition of the festival:






Best Narrative Feature:

Pooling to Paradise

Director: Roxy Shih


Best Narrative Short:

Miranda's Marionettes

Director: Hortense Lingjaerde



Best Feature Documentary:

Right Now I Want to Scream

Director: Siobhán Wills and Cahal McLaughlin



Honorable Mention Feature Documentary:

Fisher Queen- Women vs. Nature

Director: Jeonghwa Shin



Best Short Documentary:

Daughters of Drought

Directors: Melissa Godin, William Martin



Honorable Mention Short Documentary:

Phenomxnal Womxn

Director: Alexxa Walker



Best Experimental:

QARDOUN [La Passation]

Director: Sarah El Hamed



Honorable Mention Experimental:

To Garbo and Lenin

Director: Jessica Laurén



Best Comedy:

Bits and Pieces

Director: Lindsay Stidham



Best Science Fiction:

TRANS

Director: NAERI DO



Best Horror:

PLAYDATE

Director: Nichelle S. Montgomery



Best Animation:

diminuendo

Director: Henrike Lendowski



Honorable Mention Animation:

Nailing It

Director: Kaprawi Norhayati



Best Web/TV/Pilot:

Motek

Director: Eva Lanska



Best Music Video:

Woman's Enlightenment

Director: Koutaro Ishida



Best Student Film:

The Summer Of Snakes

Director: Lara Panah-Izadi



Honorable Mention Student Film:

A MORNING, A MOTHER & A BOY

Director: Katrine Weber



Best Actress:

Hallways and Doors

Actress: Cooper Shaw



Best Female Cinematographer:

Sacrilege

Cinematographer: Sarah Smither


Best Female Scriptwriter:

Bolero in the elders house

Writer: Linda Fejzaj



Best Female Producer:

KEEP OUT! -Women Over 60 Only

Producer: Seungju Lee



Best Female Editor:

After the Facts

Editor: Karen Pearlman



Best Female Director:

Angel Mountain

Dir: Karen Schuback



Best Female Composer:

DESCENDED

Composer: Maria Finkelmeier



Best LGBTQ:

The Pageant

Director: Kasey O'Brien



Best Human Rights Film:

The Wind on your Skin

Director: Naomi Beukes, Birgit Stauber, Jana von Hase



Honorable Mention Human Rights Film:

The Least We Can Do

Director: Moira Simpson



Honorable Mention Documentary & Best Poster:

1974 1979. Le nostre ferite

Director: Monica Repetto



Best Film About Women:

Leaving to live

Director: David Rodrigues



Honorable Mention:

YAI NIN

Director: Champ Ensminger



Best Canadian Female Filmmaker:

FIREWOMAN

Director: Louise Leroux



Best Environmental Film:

SHABA

Director: Ami Vitale and David Allen



Honorable Mention Environmental:

'Your Water, My Water'

Director: Wendy Rogers



Best First Time Female Filmmaker:

A Heart Dies Twice

Director: Itziar Martinez



Honorable Mention First Time Filmmaker:

Mute

Director: Constance Hilton



Best Thriller:

Mediator

Director: Cas Sigers-Beedles



Best Unproduced Script:

Warpaint

Writer: Helen Taylor



Best Historical Film:

This Water Cuts Its Own Course

Director: Diane Fellows



Best Biographical Film:

The Iliterate poet

Director: Sonia Méndez Alonso



Best Sport Film:

Body and Soul

Director: Magali Chapelan



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