Awards handed out at R.I.F.F.A.

The Regina International Film Festival and Awards (R.I.F.F.A.) has come to a close, with plenty of awards being handed out.
Notre Dame de Moncton from director Denise Bouchard won the best Canadian Feature, while best Saskatchewan short film went to Gentle Hum of Spring directed by Simon Garez.
The R.I.F.F.A. said the list of winners represents a mix of genres, themes and storytelling techniques.

The 2023 Awards went to:

– Canadian Feature: “Notre Dame de Moncton,” directed by Denise Bouchard, produced by Jean-Claude Bellefeuille.
– International Feature: “Max, Min and Meowzaki,” directed by Padmakumar Narasimhamurthy, produced by Mithila Hegde.
– Canadian Documentary – Long Form: “Bittersweet Becoming,” directed and produced by Polina Teif.
– Canadian Documentary – Short Form: “Everything’s Fine,” directed by Audrey Nantel-Gagnon, produced by Isabelle Grignon-Francke.
– International Documentary – Long Form: “A Way to B,” directed by Jos de Putter and Clara van Gool, produced by Janneke Doolaard.
– International Documentary – Short Form: “What the Soil Remembers,” directed by José Cardoso, produced by Adrian Van Wyk.
– Saskatchewan Short Film: “Gentle Hum of Spring,” directed by Simon Garez, produced by Nathan Douglas.
– Canadian Short Film: “Municipal Relaxation Module,” directed and produced by Matthew Rankin.
– International Short Film: “Hot Rod,” directed by Juliette Gilot, produced by Lucie Portehaut.
– Animated Short Film: “Footprints in the Forest,” directed by Juhaidah Joemin and Sandra Khoo, produced by Juhaidah Joemin.
– Indigenous Short Film: “Tiny,” directed by Ritchie Hemphill and Ryan Haché, produced by Ritchie Hemphill.
– Student Short Film: “There Was Nothing,” directed by Alexandre Lavigne, produced by Beatrice Moukhaiber.
– Comedy Short Film: “Wendy & Vee,” directed and produced by Jean-Baptiste Canac.
– Music Videos/Short Films: “Holiday,” directed by Antoine Boulanger, produced by Véronique.

Hit up their festival and awards website to find out more about the films:


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