11TH Annual Female Eye Film Festival Award Winners

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Filmmakers from around the world gathered last night in downtown Toronto to celebrate the closing of the 11th annual Female Eye Film Festival and to laud the best of the fest.

“The energy at this year’s festival was electric,” said FeFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Ann Coles. “The “FeFF team had its work cut out choosing between so many wonderful films … many worthy of awards last night.”


Best of Show (2013) MIGHTY FINE, directed by Debbie Goodstein. Award
sponsored by Directors Guild of Canada (DGC)

Best Canadian Feature (2013) MARGARITA, directed by Dominique Cardona and Laurie Colbert. Winner of the William F. White International Equipment Grant (value $3000)

Best Debut Feature (2013) THE DISAPPEARED, directed by Shandi Mitchell. Winner of the Deluxe Toronto Post-Production Service Grant (value $2500)

Best Debut Foreign Feature (2013) THE PLAYBACK SINGER, directed by Suju Vijayan. Award sponsored by ACTRA National, and ACTRA Toronto

Best Short Documentary (2013) NATSANAT, directed by Cheryl Halpern and Mitchell Stuart.

Best Feature Documentary (2013) LIVING ALONG THE FENCE LINE, directed by Lina Hoshino & Gwyn Kirk. Award Sponsored by Vistek.

Best Short Film (2013) WHERE IS JOEL BAUM?, directed by Pearl Gluck. Best Animation (2013) DEBRIS, directed by Anne Walker.

Best Experimental Film (2013) FRAGMENTS, directed by Golbon Eghtedari. Award Sponsored by Women’s Art Resource Centre (WARC Gallery). Presented in partnership with the Toronto Film, Television & Digital Media Office.


Best Screenplay, ‘William, Will You Dance”, written by Mary Huckstep.

Best Reserve Screenplay, “Making of A Faith Healer”, written by Rachelle Chartrand.

Best Fresh Voice, “Jemma Gold: Teenage Has-Been”, written by Justine Barron.

Crowd Pleaser /Audience Choice Award, “Two 4 One”, written by Maureen Bradley.

Best Low Budget Screenplay, “Laundromat Philosopher”, written by Lucie Pagé.