The big winner of the festival was filmmaker Luo Li who took home the Images Prize for his experimental documentary hybrid Rivers and My Father, which served as the fest’s opening night film on March 31. In the film, Li explores the personal stories of his family growing up along the Yangtze River in China. The Images Prize honors the fests. Best Canadian Media Artwork. Li takes home a $1,000 cash prize, sponsored by Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan.
The On Screen Award, which celebrates the best new international media at the fest, ended up as a tie between two UK filmmakers: Duncan Campbell for his film Make it New John and to Miranda Pennell