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.