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

2021 Awards

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Humanitarian Award A

Dreamcatcher Foundation

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Clearing the Path Award 

Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux

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Special Recognition - Merit

Neil Debassige

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Best Documentary

Revolution Moosehide (Lesley Johnson and Melaw)

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Best Actor

Justin Rain (Brother, I Cry)

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Humanitarian Award B

Tom Rankin

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Special Recognition - Builder 

Peelee Island Winery

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Award of Excellence

Jennifer Podemski

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Best Short

The Healing Dance (Shaelyn Johnston)

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Joshua Yesno Tribute Award

Barbara Cranmer

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Special Recognition - Spirit

Scott Henderson

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Medicine Bundle

June Quachegan

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Best Feature Film

Parallel Minds (Benjamin Ross Hayden)

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Best Director 

Courtney Montour (Mary Two-Axe Earley)

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.

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