2022 Festival Awards

Our fifth annual festival was held last month, in-person here in Toronto and virtually once again across Canada. I’m so grateful to our staff, volunteers, audience, and especially to our filmmakers, and I want to recognize those films awarded by our juries and audience. Thank you to all our jury members for their hard work and for lending us their expertise. Congratulations to these filmmakers but also to all the rest of the filmmakers who allowed us to share their work during the festival. Toronto and Canada enjoyed watching your films and we can’t wait to see what you’re working on next!

Award Winners 2022

Best Narrative Short

Dad’s Sneakers
Dir: Olha Zhurba

Best Documentary Short

Freedom Swimmer
Dir: Olivia Martin-McGuire

Best Animated Short

Freedom Swimmer
Dir: Olivia Martin-McGuire

Best Canadian Short

Homard au coeur
Dir: Jenna Marks

Audience Award

Dir: Dania Bdeir

Congratulations to all the winners and we look forward to seeing what comes our way for the 2023 edition. Submissions will open again on February 1st.