This year’s festival Jury and Audience Awards chosen from an outstanding 2016 EIFF programme This year’s full festival line-up featured more than 150 films– short, documentary, dramatic and feature-length – curated from a record-breaking 3,000 submissions and hundreds of films solicited from distributors and other festivals. For the first time in EIFF history, jurors were flown to the festival and spent many hours at Landmark Cinemas watching all of the films in competition.
These jurors travelled to Edmonton from New York, California and Ontario – their comments throughout the judging process were unanimous: “A stellar line-up of filmmaking talent!”. Note that feature films in competition for JURY AWARDS are WITHOUT distribution at the time of the festival.
Festival-goers also had a say in who won what in our AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS. Audiences cast ballots during EIFF for their favourite short and feature length films – with and without distribution.
Here are the 2016 EIFF Award winning films and film talent:
See www.edmontonfilmfest.com for more information.