2022
AWARDS

Seventh Toronto Arthouse Film Festival Award Winners Unveiled

Last week, the Toronto Arthouse Film Festival was back for its 2022 edition, consisting of 4 screening evenings. With an eclectic selection of 31 films by local and international talent, ranging from narrative films and documentaries to experimental gems and music videos, the festival proved to be a hit, welcoming many indie film enthusiasts. Festival host and manager Maarten Cornelis could not be more pleased: “The 2022 Toronto Arthouse Film Festival was a great success! We were back at the FOX Theater for the 7th year in a row and had the biggest turnout since the festival was founded. This year's official selection, 31 movies picked out of the 2,500 movies sent to us, were received very enthusiastically by our audience. The movies took the audience from a mountain village in Iran, all the way to the “American Idol” stage. Thanks to our amazing sponsors, we were able to offer all events for free. In addition, we are so happy to announce that we will be back at the same location in 2023 and will be able to offer all events with free admission again. I am very excited for next year since I see TAFF growing and expect it to be an even bigger success. See you all in 2023!”

 

And now, TAFF is pleased to share with you the 2022 award winners as chosen by this year's jury panel:

 

Best Narrative Feature Film: Humanization (Sweden) by Giulio Musi

 

Best Documentary Feature Film: Nobody May Come (USA) by Ella Hatamian, Stiven Luka

 

Best Narrative Short Film: Idol (Australia) by Alex Wu

 

Best Documentary Short Film: The Prisoner (Poland) by Łukasz Gierańczyk, Filip Drzewiecki

 

Best Animated Film: Losing It (Austria) by Sascha Vernik

 

Best Experimental Film: This Desolate Shore (USA) by Chris Peters

 

Best Music Video: Vita Love (Canada) by Francis Luta

 

Best Dance Film: Once There Was III (USA) by Nina Mcneely

 

Best LGBTQ+ Film: I Love You Don't Leave Me (USA) by Alex Leombruno

 

Best Connecting Cultures Film: I Won’t Remain Alone (Iran) by Yaser Talebi

 

Best Canadian Film: The Universe According To Dan Buckley (Canada) by Roberto Santaguida

 

Congratulations to all!

 

OFFICIAL SELECTION 2022

 

God Complex (Canada) by Eva Dominelli

Sprint (Canada) by Adela Kwok

The Prisoner (Poland) by Łukasz Gierańczyk, Filip Drzewiecki

Restrictions (Canada) by Riley Kojima

Iqaluit (USA) by Ted Schneider

H.O.M.E (Hoarding Old Memory Eggs) (Canada) by Marcella Moliner

Upsodown (Australia) by Nathan Ceddia

The Universe According To Dan Buckley (Canada) by Roberto Santaguida

If You Were Me (Canada) by Ingrid Veninger

1.618 V16 (Canada) by John Watson

Idol (Australia) by Alex Wu

This Desolate Shore (USA) by Chris Peters

Before the Earthquake (Sweden) by Gustav Hugo Olsson

Nobody May Come (USA) by Ella Hatamian, Stiven Luka

Dance Is My Quick Fix (Iran) by Maede Jenab

Dynamite (France) by Jim VieilleAresco's (USA) by Aaron Kelly-Penso

Vita Love (Canada) by Francis Luta

05_Humanization (Sweden) by Giulio Musi

Once There Was III (USA) by Nina Mcneely

Cabin Ban (Norway) by Finn Walther

Losing It (Austria) by Sascha Vernik

Emoticon (USA) by Padrick S Ritch

Window (Sweden) by Sara Kadefors

Concertina (Mexico) by Gabriel Gonzalez Acosta

Ute (Poland) by Maciej Pisarek

I won’t remain alone (Iran) by Yaser Talebi

Journey (UK) by Sean Sevestre

Mamma (Norway) by Aslak Danbolt

October Eleventh (USA) by Damian Gonzalez, Jeremy Weinstein

I Love You Don't Leave Me (USA) by Alex Leombruno