Awards Presentation

Sun Oct 27 4:00PM

TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 2

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Congratulations to this Year’s Winners!

 Join us as we recognize and honour this year’s jury-selected prize winners!

 This year we are pleased to present Ryan McMahon as our host as he guides us through an afternoon of celebrating Indigenous achievement in film and media arts.

 Ryan McMahon is an Anishinaabe comedian, writer, and media maker from Couchiching First Nation in Treaty 3 Territory. In 2012, McMahon became the 1st Native comedian to ever record a solo one hour mainstream comedy special for CBC, when he taped “Ryan McMahon - UnReserved.”

 Ryan’s five part series, “A 12 Step Program For Canada” aired on CBC Radio 1’s flagship Saturday show, CBC Day 6 With Brent Bambury. In the series, McMahon lays out a path to decolonisation and reconciliation, which, of course, is absolutely side splittingly hilarious. It won the 2018 RTDNA award for BEST OPINION/COMMENTARY.

 When not standing onstage trying to make hundreds of strangers laugh, McMahon’s podcasts (Thunder Bay, Red Man Laughing and Stories From The Land) have garnered millions of downloads globally. Thunder Bay, a podcast deep dive into the legacy of colonialism on a small city in Canada, was named to dozens of “Best Of” podcast lists at the end of 2018, including lists in the New York Times, Globe and Mail, and Apple Podcasts.

 

Award Winners Screenings

Sunday 9:00pm | Oct 27, TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 2

Sunday 9:15pm | Oct 27, TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 3

 imagineNATIVE showcases a selection of works recognized with Awards during Sunday afternoon’s Awards Presentation. The two screenings are FREE and the selected works being shown will be announced Sunday immediately following the Awards Presentation through imagineNATIVE’s website and social media.


The Kent Monkman Award for Best Experimental Work

Supporting Partner --

$500 cash award

 

Best Audio Work

Supporting Partner --

$500 cash award

 

Best Digital Media Work

Supporting Partner --

$500 cash award

 

Best Interactive Work

Supporting Partner--

$500 cash award

 

The August Schellenberg Award of Excellence

Supporting Partner—

$1,500 cash award

 

Best Indigenous Language Production

Supporting Partner—

$1,000 cash award

 

The Audience Choice Award - Feature Film

$1,000 cash award

 

The Audience Choice Award - Short Film

$1,000 cash award

 (Audience Choice Awards to be announced post Festival via press release and social media)

 

The Jane Glassco Award for Emerging Talent

Presented by The CJ Foundation

$2,000 cash award

 

The Ellen Monaque Award for Best Youth Work

Supporting Partner --

$500

 

 The Cynthia Lickers-Sage Award for Best Short Work

Supporting Partner --

$1,000 cash award

 

Best Documentary Work Short Format

Supporting Partner --

$1,000 cash award

 

The Alanis Obomsawin Award for Best Documentary Work Long Format

Supporting Partner --

$2,000 cash Award

 

Best Dramatic Feature

Supporting Partner…

$2,000 cash Award