Cinemania unveils the winners of its 27th edition!

The festival continues online until November 21

The in theatre component of the CINEMANIA Film Festival ended last night, Sunday, November 14, with a closing ceremony held at the Outremont Theater in Montreal. The awards ceremony for this 27th edition took place on this occasion. This year the Festival notably welcomed a brand new competitive section dedicated to French-speaking documentaries and created 3 new prizes dedicated to French-speaking feature films.


The jury was made up of Catherine Corsini and Rémy Girard, co-presidents of the jury, Ava Cahen, Monia Chokri, Suzanne Clément, Guy Daleiden and Sébastien Pilote.

Best Quebec-Canada Film TV5 Award:

FREDA by Gessica Géneus
PETITE NATURE by Samuel Theis

Banque transatlantique Jury Prize:

LINGUI LES LIENS SACRÉS by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

Banque Nationale Outreach Award:

MEMORY BOX by Khalil Joreige, Joana Hadjithomas


The jury was composed of Mara Gourd-Mercado, president of the jury, Séraphine Angoula, Yan Decoppet, Clara Benyamin, Vanessa Brias, and Khir Din Grid.

Best Documentary Award presented by Planète+:

LEUR ALGÉRIE by Lina Soualem

SHORT FILMS Competition

The jury was composed of Julie Vaillancourt, Justine Smith and Marie Claude Mirandette.

Critics’ award AQCC-NESPRESSO:

407 JOU by Eléonore Coyette

The 27th edition of CINEMANIA continues online until November 21 and is accessible across Canada. The public can still purchase a passport online, or tickets on the Festival website at the following address:

The Mel Hoppenheim Audience Prize will be awarded on Monday, November 22, at the end of the online section.

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