The fourth annual Weengushk International Film Festival took place virtually from July 8th to 11th 2021

2021 Awards

Humanitarian Award A

Dreamcatcher Foundation

Joshua Yesno Tribute Award

Barbara Cranmer

Special Recognition - Merit

Neil Debassige

Best Documentary

Revolution Moosehide (Lesley Johnson and Melaw)

Best Actor

Justin Rain (Brother, I Cry)

Humanitarian Award B

Tom Rankin

Special Recognition - Builder 

Peelee Island Winery

Award of Excellence

Jennifer Podemski

Best Short

The Healing Dance (Shaelyn Johnston)

Best Director 

Courtney Montour (Mary Two-Axe Earley)

Clearing the Path Award 

Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux

Special Recognition - Spirit

Scott Henderson

Medicine Bundle - Spirit

June Quachegan

Best Feature Film

Parallel Minds (Benjamin Ross Hayden)

On July 8 at 7:00 pm, the Opening Night Event features a short comedy-drama VeRONaka, and Tanya Talaga’s new moving documentary, Spirit to Soar. The special keynote for the evening will be Tina Keeper, an actress, producer, filmmaker, and former House of Commons member. The night will close with a performance by Six Nation’s five-time music award winner Jace Martin.