This year marked our first year back in cinemas with our audience! The 2022 edition not only brought films to homes and classrooms across British Columbia. We also had screenings and workshops at the Roundhouse Community Centre, and feature films at the Vancity Theatre.

We’d like to thank everyone who helped make the festival a success! We extend our immense gratitude to the sponsors and partners who saw the festival through the transition from online to in-person.

Congratulations to all the brilliant filmmakers who participated in this year’s competition. We announced the award winners chosen by our Junior and Senior Youth Jury during Closing Night on April 10!


Best Picture
The Path – directed by Tobias Wiemann
Honorable Mention: Lamya’s Poem – directed by Alex Kronemer

Most Innovative Short Film
Bad Seeds – directed by Claude Cloutier

Most Inspirational Short Film
Blue Curry – directed by Magali Dunyach, Chien-Ju Hung, Jimin Jung, Vajra Pancharia, Léa Pietrzyk



Best Picture
Drinkwater – directed by Stephen Campanelli

Edith Lando Peace Prize for the film that best utilizes the power of cinema to further the goal of social justice and peace
Bigger Than Us – directed by Flore Vasseur

National Film Board of Canada Award for Best Animated Short
Angakusajaujuq: The Shaman’s Apprentice – directed by Zacharias Kunuk

Most Inspirational Short Film
Material Bodies – directed by Dorothy Allen-Pickard

Most Innovative Short Film
Baggage – directed by Antti Ahokoivu

We are also proud to announce the winners of The Youth Filmmakers Showcase. This jury has the honour of providing awards and recognition to BC’s talented young filmmakers who submitted their films to our showcase. The talent and imagination of the young B.C filmmakers is truly inspiring. Check out the full list of winners and prizes!

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