The Épi d’or, or people’s choice award for best short-length feature, was granted to:
Amateur category: LE GRAND CLASSIQUE, by Kirsten Fleury, Kennedy Wolanski and Nicole St. Goddard
Professional category: TORTELLINI, by Kevin T. Landry
Kino category: J’AURAIS VOULU TE DIRE, by Joshua Gastl, Hajar Naciri and Nauwa Marraki.
The Cinémental Award for best short-length feature was handed out by the Festival’s jury, comprised of Lysiane Romain, Myriam Leclercq and Christelle Dorn-Thierry. The award came with a $400.00 (professional category) or $100.00 (amateur and Kino categories) cash prize. Winning films will also be available for viewing on Cinémental’s website for one year.
Amateur category: LE GRAND CLASSIQUE, by Kirsten Fleury, Kennedy Wolanski and Nicole St. Goddard (produced by the Festival des vidéastes du Manitoba [Manitoba Videographer Festival]). This film was chosen for its humorous screenplay, the quality of the acting, its references, and its attention to detail.
Professional category: TORTELLINI, by Kevin T. Landry (produced by L’INIS). This film was honoured for its originality, the quality of its screenplay, and the actors’ stirring rendition.
Kino category: ET PUIS J’AI GRANDI, by Matthew Hilderbrand, Samir Archur, Claudia Houngbedji and Danny-Delphine Kabanga (Saint Boniface University). This film was given this award for its creativity and the quality of the editing.