AWARDS & JURY

Reelworld continues to recognize excellence and the importance of racially diverse talent in the Film and TV industry.

Congratulations to the 2018 Reelworld Award Recipients!

filmmaker AWARDS

Awards were presented at the closing ceremony of our 18th annual festival on October 14th at Famous Players Canada Square. 

Kim O'Bomsawin for her documentary 'Ce Silence Qui Tue' ('Quiet Killing'). This film asks, “Why is an Indigenous woman at higher risk than any other Canadian citizen?”

Outstanding Feature Award

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We are pleased to host a competitive film festival with a jury of industry professionals who recognize excellence in Canadian and International film. 

Thank you to our dedicated jurors.

Hee-jun Lee for his film 'Mad Rush'. This film puts us in the shoes of a man who must battle a mental disorder to accomplish everyday tasks.

Outstanding International Short Award

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We are pleased to host a competitive film festival with a jury of industry professionals who recognize excellence in Canadian and International film. 

Thank you to our dedicated jurors.

Carol Nguyen for her film 'Every Grain of Rice'. Her film explores the emotional weight and intersection of cultural identity, food and family.

Outstanding Canadian Short Award

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We are pleased to host a competitive film festival with a jury of industry professionals who recognize excellence in Canadian and International film. 

Thank you to our dedicated jurors.

Shazia Javed for her documentary '3 Seconds Divorce'. This film exposes the perils Muslim women who experience instant oral divorce face internationally and at home.

Audience Choice Award

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We are pleased to host a competitive film festival with a jury of industry professionals who recognize excellence in Canadian and International film. 

Thank you to our dedicated jurors.

see our visionary & trailblazer award recipients here

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jury

We are pleased to host a competitive film festival with a jury of industry professionals who recognize excellence in Canadian and International film. 

Thank you to our dedicated jurors.

Lea Marin

Producer, English Program, NFB

Lea Marin is an award-winning Toronto-based producer with more than 18 years’ experience in the industry. A graduate of the Canadian Film Centre’s Producers’ Lab, Lea joined the National Film Board of Canada as a producer in 2006.

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Dave McGinn

Globe & Mail Features Writer for Life & Arts

Dave McGinn is a features writer for the Life & Arts and Pursuits sections of The Globe and Mail. He has frequently covered film festivals in Toronto, including the Toronto International Film Festival and Hot Docs, among others.

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Paige Murray

Development Manger, Comedy and Drama and Canadian Reflections Programmer

Paige Murray is the Development Manager, Comedy and Drama for CBC English Television. Paige actively looks for new talent and projects and evaluates series pitches to fulfill CBC’s programming needs. Paige is also the programmer for Canadian Reflections, the longest running Canadian short film showcase on national broadcast television.

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Gloria Kim

Director/Writer/Producer

Born in Seoul, Korea, filmmaker Gloria Ui Young Kim is an alumni of the CFC’s Director’s Lab, TIFF Talent Lab, Women in View’s 5inFocus.

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Jennifer Podemski

Filmmaker

Jennifer Podemski is an award winning Film and Television Producer and Actor born and raised in Toronto, Canada.

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Jenn Chen

Vice President of Programming at Channel Zero

Jennifer Chen is the VP of Programming managing content for Channel Zero’s suite of services including acquisitions and original programming for CHCH, Silver Screen Classics and Rewind.

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