FALl 2016 Winners - Dec 8-11, 2017

FESTIVAL TOP 5

Damien Fannon - HomeSick
Tim Hoare & David E. Lee - In Glass
Jeremy Daigle - Portrait
Vincent Valentino - David
Antonio Najera - Homeles  

FESTIVAL WINNERS (NARRATIVE CATEGORY)

NARRATIVE AWARDS

Best Film - HOMESICK - Dir. Damien Fannon
Best Directing - IN GLASS - Dir. Tim Hoare & David E. Lee
Best Cinematography - PORTRAIT - Dir. Jeremy Daigle
Best Ensemble Acting - HOMESICK - Dir. Damien Fannon
Best Screenplay - ELECTRIC CASTLE - Dir. & Writer Kristen McNaule
Spirit of the Festival - AROUND HERE AND EVERYWHERE - Dir. David Scrieciu
AW Video Spotlight Award - IN GLASS - Tim Hoare & David E. Lee
The Acting Company Emerging Actor Award - THE COUPLES (Erica Hastings)

Documentary Awards

Best Director - Documentary - Ben Sweitzer & Josh Debruyn (A Mother's Story)

 

Spring 2016 Winners - June 23, 2016

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FESTIVAL TOP 5 FILMS

1. The Button dir. Adrian Langley
2. Diggin' a Hole prod. Alphonse Ghossein; dir. Adrian Langley
3. Parrhasius dir. Vincent Valentino
4. antithesis. dir. Megan Toompuu
5. What Lies Ahead dir. Julianne Carioto; prod. Richard Groen
 

FESTIVAL WINNERS

Best Film - antithesis. (dir. Megan Toompuu)
Best Director - Adrian Langley (The Button)
Best Screenplay - W for Whoaman (dir./writer Deborah Ring)
Best Ensemble Acting (tie) - Parrhasius (dir. Vincent Valentino) & The Button (dir. Adrian Langley)
Best Cinematography - antithesis. (Caelan Benn & Adrian Langley, dir. Megan Toompuu)
The SAW Video Female Filmmaker Award - Megan Toompuu (antithesis.)
The Acting Company Emerging Actor Award - Noemi Salamon (W for Whoman dir. Deborah Ring)
The Howard Sonnenburg Spirit of the Festival Award - Laura Hall (Blip Blork Meets Her Hero)

 

Fall 2015 Winners - December 11&12, 2015

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FESTIVAL TOP 5 FILMS

1. Touch dir. Trevor Goulet
2. In Case of Fire dir. Martin Rodriguez
3. Echo dir. Tyler Pearce
4. Re-Entry dir. Chris Chitaroni
5. Jenny! dir. Rene Fortier

Narrative Winners

Best Film - Touch (Trevor Goulet & John Petti)
Best Director - Martin Rodriguez (In Case of Fire)
Best Cinematography (tie) - Echo (Tyler Pearce & Andrew Robillard), In Case of Fire (Martin Rodriguez)
Best Ensemble Acting - Touch (Jon MacLaren & Victor Cornfoot)
SAW Video Spotlight Award - Gabriel Zaragoza (Leaves That Fall Off the Trees)
Writers' Room Ottawa Best Screenplay Award - Renato D'Ambrosio & Asim Zaidan (Jenny!)
The Acting Company Emerging Actor Award - Jon MacLaren (Touch)
The Howard Sonnenburg Spirit of the Festival Award - Ahmed Hafez (Cup of Coffee)

Documentary Winners

Best Film - My Own Skin
Best Director - Tess Elliott (My Own Skin)

 

Spring 2015 - June 23, 2015

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Top 5 Films

1. Eyes Wide Shut dir. Tyler Pearce
2. Indefinite Late Fee dir. Magic Foote
3. Retention dir. Jennifer Allanson Lariviere
4. Failed dir. Marina Bruno
5. Last Impression dir. Brennan Martin

FESTIVAL WINNERS

Best Film - Eyes Wide Shut (dir. Tyler Pearce)
Best Directing - Eyes Wide Shut (dir. Tyler Pearce)
Best Cinematography - Eyes Wide Shut (dir. Tyler Pearce)
Best Acting Ensemble - Last Impression (dir. Brennan Martin)
Best Screenplay Award - Robin Warder (Indefinite Late Fee)
The Acting Company Emerging Actor Award - Brennan Martin (Last Impression)
SAW Video Female Filmmaker Award - Marina Bruno (Failed)
Spirit of the Festival Award - Vincent Valentino (Don't Let Me Go)