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BIFF 2019 Special Guests & Honors

 

 

 

Founders’ Award as an Icon in the Performing Arts

Sigourney Weaver

 

 

 

BIFF Living Legend Award

Harry Belafonte

 

 

 

 

BIFF Award for Artistic Excellence

Arturo Tappin

 

 

 

 

BIFF Lifetime Achievement Award

Nicholas Brancker

 

 

 

An Evening with Howard Shore

Roger Gittens, Andre Woodvine, Howard Shore & Elizabeth Cotnoir

 

 

 

McNeel Impact Award

Wasted: The Story of Food Waste

BIFF 2019 Filmmaker Awards

Carmichael Award for Exceptional Storytelling – BACK IN TIMES, director: Kleon McPherson

Trident Award for Achievement in Film – CARGO, director: Kareem Mortimer

Best of Festival – SATAN AND ADAM, director: V. Scott Balcerek

Best Narrative Feature – JINN, director: Nijla Mu’min

Best Documentary Feature – INTO THE OKAVANGO, director: Neil Gelinas

Best Short Film OFF GUARD, director: Kyle Chin

Best Short on the Beach  PAIGE, director: Bjarne Salen

Best Local Filmmaker –  Emmanuel Tyson & Dan – Jamal Weekes for DEAR MUM