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The Montreal Independent Film Festival recently announced its latest winners. Find out who took home statues here.

Winners – Montreal Independent Film Festival

The Montreal Film Festival has not slowed down despite the COVID pandemic. The emerging festival has continued to screen various shorts and features virtually, and in doing so it has shed a light on some of the most talented names in the independent film scene. The festival is screening the best feature comedy today on Toronto Film Channel which has screened about 300 shorts and features in the last year for MIFF.

The award winners for the latest edition of the Montreal Independent Film Festival were announced on April 29th, and were selected by the festival’s esteemed panel of filmmakers, distributors, and artists from around the world. Read on to find out which titles and filmmakers took home the most prestigious awards.

Best Narrative Feature

The Seeker

Director: Bernardo Barreto

Best Narrative Short & Best Edit:

The Great Artist

Director: Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri

Best Canadian Narrative Short:


Director: Elbina Oulmacheva

Best Documentary Feature:

Tajamul’s Words

Director: Dominique Choisy

Best Documentary Short:


Director: Andres Bronnimann

Best Canadian Indie Film:

The Seventh Man

Director: Shane Colin Mountain

Best Horror & Best Director:


Director: Felipe Cunha

Best Feature Comedy & Best Producer:

Introducing Jodea

Director: J.D Cohen

Producer: Chloe Traicos

Best Short Comedy:

The Affair

Director: Victor Leonidis

Best Short Canadian Comedy:

Toxic Shock

Director: Jamie Norrie

Best Animation & Best Trailer:

Fantasy of Companionship between Human and Inanimate

Directors: Susan Lim, Samudra Kajal Saikia, Christina Teenz Tan

Best Science Fiction:


Director: Shane Joseph Willis

Honorable Mention Science Fiction:


Director: Michael Jeanpert

Best Series/Web/Pilot:

Hudson Falls

Director: Elias Plagianos

Best Experimental Film:

Ghost Dance for America, 1890

Director: Karl Nussbaum

Best Experimental Canadian Film:

Cuerpo Universal

Director: Liana Carbone

Best Human Rights Documentary:

Operation Camanducaia

Director: Tiago Rezende

Best Human Rights Drama:

Ten Thousand Camels

Director: Kent Flaagan

Best First Time Filmmaker:


Director: Kimberly Drake

Honorable Mention Canadian Short:


Director: Logan Charron

Best Student Film:

The Past Will Last

Director: Sara Del barba

Best Canadian Student Film:

The Delivery

Director: Maxim-Olivier Lavallée

Best Feature LGBTQ:

To Decadence with Love, Thanks for Everything!

Director: Stuart Sox

Best Short LGBTQ:

It’s Just Our Family

Director: Ameya

Best Music Video:

Highland Home

Director: Zach Stevens

Best Canadian Music Video:

Saintfield: “Into the World”

Director: Adrian Smith

Honorable Mention Canadian Music Video:

“Your Smile”

Director: Sly Furino

Best Thriller:


Director: Alejandro Trigos

Best Cinematography & Best Poster:

Dying Of The Light

Director: David Newton

Producer: Annie Peet

Best Actor:

Matthew Postlethwaite for The Great Artist

Best Actress:

Lydie Misiek for Against My Will

Best Composer:

The Dance

Director: A.J. Ciccotelli

Best Screenplay:

I Don’t Know

Writer: Arthur Tiersky

Best Canadian Screenplay:

20/20: Search for Independence

Writer: Harold L. Brown

Best Photographer:

Colin Zhg

Best Female Director:

El Pas de Sant Joan

Director: Ana Ortiz

Best Environmental:

The Tree Of Hope

Director: Michel Hellas

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