Awards for 2013

Discovery Award

WINNER

IN-COMPETITION


Il sud è niente: Fabio Mollo (director) (b24 Film (production company), Madakai (production company))

Best Canadian Feature Film

WINNER

When Jews Were Funny: Alan Zweig
For its deeply moving exploration of memory, identity and community and for its coherent and profoundly humourous representation of the personal as universal

Best Canadian Feature Film - Special Jury Citation

WINNER

Empire of Dirt: Jennifer Podemski, Cara Gee, Shay Eyre
For three generations of extraordinary, honest and courageous performances in Peter Stebbing's Empire of Dirt.

Best Canadian First Feature Film

WINNER

Asphalt Watches: Shayne Ehman, Seth Scriver
For its ferociously audacious and excitingly original animated road trip across Western Canada that is like no other.

Best Canadian First Feature Film - Special Jury Citation

WINNER

Afflicted: Derek Lee, Clif Prowse
For its technical mastery, polish, sense of fun and ability to scare the pants off us.

Best Canadian Short Film

WINNER

Noah: Walter Woodman, Patrick Cederberg
This film is a commentary on the ephemeral, disposable, A.D.D. culture that many of us are consumed by and living in. It tells us a story in a way we've never seen before and it tells it well. It's fresh, innovative, and had the remarkable ability to embody complex emotion through the simple gesture of a mouse.

IN-COMPETITION


International Critics' Award (FIPRESCI)

Special Presentations

WINNER

Ida: Pawel Pawlikowski
The prize is awarded to Ida for a layered and humane exploration of issues of religious and personal identity. With its very original, austere yet poetic imagery it brings alive the gravity and grimness of history.

Discovery

WINNER

The Amazing Catfish: Claudia Sainte-Luce
Claudia Sainte-Luce shows a precocious, playful and poignant grasp of the fluid nature of family and the capability of the human heart under the most dire conditions for generosity, empathy and tenderness, in her vibrant debut The Amazing Catfish.

NETPAC Award

WINNER

Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost: Anup Singh
The NETPAC Award for the best Asian film at Festival 2013 goes to Qissa, directed by Anup Singh, for its sensitive portrayal of the issues of identity and displacement that affect people not only in India, but in all parts of the world and for brilliance of cinematic craft and the choice of metaphor that has been employed to tell a moving story that is bound to provoke thoughts, spark debate and give its viewers an intense experience.

RBC Emerging Filmmaker Award

WINNER

Christoph Rainer
Title: Requiem for a Robot

IN-COMPETITION

Dan Popa
Title: Tales of Santa Fe

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