Other winners include Andrew Chung’s White Elephant and Ted Stenson’s Events Transpiring Before, During, and After a High School Basketball Game
EDMONTON/TORONTO (April 19, 2021) – The Canadian Film Fest presented by Super Channel, wrapped its three-weekend run on Super Channel Fuse, with the festival’s award winners announced during the broadcast on Saturday, April 17 of the closing night film Range Roads. Directed by Wendy Morgan, Sugar Daddy took home four awards including Best Feature, Best Music, Best Performance, and the DGC Ontario Best Director award. Andrew Chung’s White Elephant took home the ReTAKE Furniture Rental Best Set Design award and the Jury Award for Best Ensemble; with the William F. White Reel Canadian Indie award going to Events Transpiring Before, During, and After a High School Basketball Game, directed by Ted Stenson. The partnership between Super Channel and the Canadian Film Fest (CFF) brought the virtual edition of the Festival to Super Channel subscribers across Canada for the second year, as CFF also celebrated its 15th edition.
“We had such a strong pool of talent and films this year, and we’re honoured to celebrate the teams behind each one as each of these films showcases aspects of Canada and Canadian talent in such different and beautiful ways. How better to celebrate Canadian films
than to showcase them to viewers across the country which we were thrilled to be able to do with our first-class partners at Super Channel,” said Ashleigh Rains, Festival Director, Canadian Film Fest.
“Bravo to the winners and all the talented filmmakers whose work was showcased in the festival this year,” said Jackie Pardy, Chief Content Officer, Super Channel. “As we wrap up the second annual virtual Canadian Film Fest, we would like to send our heartfelt thanks to the incredible team at the CFF for their collaboration with us and for the important work they do in putting this festival together. We are very proud to lend our support by bringing these captivating Canadian stories to our viewers.”
See below for the complete list of winners for the 2021 Canadian Film Fest. For more information on the festival, visit canfilmfest.ca
2021 CANADIAN FILM FEST AWARD WINNERS:
Best Feature - Sugar Daddy
EDA Foundation Best Producer - Salar Pashtoonyar for Bad Omen
Best Short - Jean-Sébastien Beaudoin-Gagnon for Acting Out
DGC Ontario Best Director - Wendy Morgan for Sugar Daddy
ReTAKE Furniture Rental Best Set Design - White Elephant
William F. White Reel Canadian Indie - Events Transpiring Before, During, and After a High School Basketball Game
JURY AWARDS - FEATURES
This year’s jury was composed of filmmaker Albert Shin, actor/producer Ana Golja, and filmmaker Steve Markle (CFF 2020 Best Feature Winner).
Best Ensemble - White Elephant
Best Music - Marie-Hélène L. Delorme for Sugar Daddy
Best Performance - Kelly McCormack for Sugar Daddy
JURY AWARDS - SHORTS
This year’s jury was composed of writer/director/actor Madeleine Sims-Fewer, actor Jess Salgueiro, and actor/director/writer Dan Ambramovici (CFF 2020 Best Short Winner).
Best Director - Katerine Martineau for Girls Shouldn't Walk Alone at Night
Best Performance, Female - Joanie Martel for Moon
Best Performance, Male - Éric Bernier for Mister Cachemire
Breakout Performance - Amaryllis Tremblay for Girls Shouldn't Walk Alone at Night
Best Screenplay - Samuel Cartin for Mister Cachemire