BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
World beyond my mind by Eibe Maleen Krebs
Due to the deep friendship, the young social worker Christoph crosses a moral boundary to fulfil Sven’s desperate innermost wish.
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Silent Forest by Mariah Wilson
SILENT FORESTS is an intimate, character-driven portrait of conservationists and activists who are struggling to stop forest elephant poaching in Africa’s Congo Basin region.
After a study revealed that more than half the Central African forest elephant population has been lost to poaching in the last decade, there has been a concerted effort to save those that remain.
BEST SHORT NARRATIVE
Lullaby by Roger Villarroya
In Laura’s dreams, a wound demands to be healed, deeper than anything that time and space define and reason explains.
BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY
Dust Devil by Poppy Walker
In Death Valley’s ghost town, a dancer brings her gilded dream to life.
Roadkill by Leszek Mozga
Roadkill is a stop-motion animated thriller. One alpha male deer goes for an evening car ride and has an unfortunate car accident.
Eve by Jeff Consiglio
High wire artist Philippe Petit describes EVE in this way: “Fighting gravity and sharing with the winds the fabric of our dreams is as important in life as getting bread and water. EVE reminds us of that while inspiring us to grow wings and take off!”
BEST STUDENT FILM
Sun Valley by Rachel Wolak-Frank
A young skater sets out on a desert road trip to find closure.
BEST MICRO FILM
Ordinosaure by Vincent Gosselin
A T-Rex arrives at the office for his first day of work.
BEST WEB SERIES
Georges Is Dead by Charles Grenier
Étienne (Simon Larouche), a salesclerk at a sporting goods store in a Montreal suburb, is reeling from the loss of someone extremely important to him, a central part of his social and personal life – his best friend Georges (Guillaume Laurin). Lonely and depressed, Étienne is struggling to drag himself out of his grieving haze, much to the annoyance of Peter (Marc Beaupré), the manager at the store, who gives him an ultimatum to cheer up, or take a break from work. With Valérie (Fanny Rainville), a colourful, spirited and bubbly colleague who is always eager to help out by his side, Étienne meets Clara (Sarah Pellerin) a cynical, politically engaged multidisciplinary artist who is secretly working on a documentary on Western masculinity stereotypes. Opportunistic, Clara sees in Étienne the perfect subject for her film, and offers to help him find a new best friend. Throughout their adventures, a mysterious young man, Jo Beaulieu (Jean-Carl Boucher), spies on the trio and follows them everywhere. He carries a great secret: The double life Georges led before he passed.