2017 AWARDS

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NWF 2017 AUDIENCE AWARD ANNOUNCED!

After tallying thousands of votes, we’re thrilled to announced the WINNER of this year’s audience award is:

letting go of adele

Filmmaker MELISSA DOWLER and the film’s subjects, MARTY HARRIS and HECTOR, were in attendance for the Mother’s Day screening. Connecting deeply with NWF audiences, the film received the first (and only) standing ovation of this year’s festival!

CONGRATULATIONS to Melissa and Marty and the entire team!

THE TOP 10 AUDIENCE FAVOURITES FOR 2017:

  1. LETTING GO OF ADELE
  2. MAY IT LAST: A PORTRAIT OF THE AVETT BROTHERS
  3. HIRED GUN
  4. THE LAST ANIMALS
  5. BEE NATION
  6. UNREST
  7. BENDING THE ARC
  8. THE APOLOGY
  9. NO ROADS IN
  10. CHASING EVEL: THE ROBBIE KNIEVEL STORY

Audience ratings were at an all-time high this year, and we’re blown away by how much each and every film this year resonated with our audiences. Thank you, the audience, for showing such warm appreciation for all of the filmmakers whose films we showcased at this year’s festival. They appreciate it, we appreciate it, and we’re already looking for the next wave of films to bring to you NEXT YEAR!

 

CONGRATS to our 2017 JURY Award Winners, as well.

*Winning films are ITALICIZED

BEST CANADIAN FEATURE

THE APOLOGY

BEE NATION
CHASING EVEL: THE ROBBIE KNIEVEL STORY
LET THERE BE LIGHT
VICTOR WALK

BEST CANADIAN SHORT

THE BARBER OF AUGUSTA
CHASING THE LION

FIX AND RELEASE

GABEY & MIKE: A JEWISH SUMMER CAMP LOVE STORY
MELTING STARS

BEST ALBERTA DOC

CREE CODE TALKER

GRANDMA LEARNS TO DRIVE
HANDMADE FILM
LIMIT IS THE SKY
NO ROADS IN

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE

DISTURBING THE PEACE
LETTING GO OF ADELE

THE LAST ANIMALS

OUT OF THIN AIR
UNREST

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT

GARDENERS OF THE FOREST

GEORDIE JAZZ MAN

GREEN & YELLOW
SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
THERE GOES THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

BEST MUSIC DOC

AS I AM: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF DJ AM
HIRED GUN

MAY IT LAST: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers

SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY
TOKYO IDOLS 

 

Happy Summer, everyone!

From the NWF Team


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