The Calgary International Film Festival announced the winners of this year’s Audience Favorite Awards and Fan Favorite Award which were both determined by audience ballot. The 19th annual event wrapped up with the second highest attendance in its history at 38,000 people. The fan favorite award, presented by CTV went to "CAPERNAUM" (directed by Nadine Labaki). The highest rated film at the event was "THE GRIZZLIES" (directed by Miranda De Pencier).
The full list of winners can be found below, here's a quick quote from the executive director of the event. “It was a very special year in terms of the quality of films submitted,” said Steve Schroeder, Calgary International Film Festival. “Not only were 2,700 films from all over the world submitted to us for consideration, but that number represents the highest number of paid submissions in the festival’s history. We are thrilled and humbled to hear from so many audience members who loved the film selections, and from filmmakers who enjoyed their time with us here in Calgary.”
Alberta Feature- "CIRCLE OF STEEL", directed by Gillian McKercher
Canadian Narrative Feature - "THE GRIZZLIES", directed by Miranda De Pencier
US/International Narrative Feature - "CAPERNAUM", directed by Nadine Labaki
Canadian Documentary Feature - "LETTER FROM MASANJIA", directed by Leon Lee
US/International Documentary Feature - "SCIENCE FAIR", directed by Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster
Alberta Short - "INDIAN RIGHTS FOR INDIAN WOMEN", directed by Alex Lazarowich
Narrative Short (Live Action or Animated) - "PEGGY", directed by Justin O'Neal Miller
Documentary Short - "INDIAN RIGHTS FOR INDIAN WOMEN", directed by Alex Lazarowich
You can read our review of The Ranger which was shown at the event below, or check out our hub for full coverage of the event. We'll most likely cover the Calgary International Film Festival 2019 which is set to run September 18-2 next year.
Read our The Ranger Review
View our Calgary International Film Festival 2018 Hub