Dates - July 31st to August 8th 2012

Award Ceremony


First and Second Teueikan Awards: best film, category creation

Grand prizeTeueikan: Here I Am, by Beck Cole, Australia

Second prize Teueikan: Sip'ohi - El lugar del Manduré, by Sebastiàn Lingiardi, Argentina


First and Second Rigoberta-Menchu Awards: best film, category community

Grand prize Rigoberta-Menchu: 8e feu/8th Fire

Second prize Rigoberta-Menchu: Krohokrenhum: "Eu nãopossomorrer de graça", by Vincent Carelli, Ernesto de Carvalho, Brazil


Journal Séquences Award: best documentary

Prize: Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, by Pamela Yates, United-States

Honourable mentions:


Prix Coup de coeur Télé-Québec

Prize: Aci ni mictacikateriten (Je commence à m'ennuyer), by Sakay Ottawa, Canada

Hounourable mentions:


Prix Jeune espoir Main Film

Prize: Aci ni mictacikateriten (Je commence à m'ennuyer), by Sakay Ottawa, Canada


Best Short Film award

Prize: Whakatiki, by Louise Leitch, New-Zealand

Honourable mentions:

  • My Box, by Alison CoonCome, Canada


Best Animated film award

Prize: Amaqqut Nunaat, by Neil Christopher, Canada

Honourable mentions:



Award Ceremony Event



Musée McCord - Salle J.-A. Bombardier

Sunday 5th August - 15 h

Award CeremonyThe festival awards are:

  • First and Second Rigoberta-Menchu Awards: best film, category community
  • First and Second Teueikan Awards: best fim, category creation
  • Journal Séquences Award: best documentary
  • Télé-Québec Coup de coeur Award
  • Main Film Young Hope Award
  • Awards for Best Short, Best Cinematography, Best Animation Film
Jury : Thomas Waugh, Roland Smith, Lesvia Vela, Ezra Winton, Daniel Schorr, Richard Brouilette.


Thomas WaughThomas Waugh is Concordia Research Chair in Sexual Representation and Documentary at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University, where he has taught film studies and more recently queer studies since 1976. His most recent books are Montreal Main (2010) and The Right to Play Oneself: Looking Back on Documentary Film (2011).

Roland SmithRoland Smith is a former cinema owner who administered and programmed the first repertory movie theatres established in Canada; the Verdi, the Outremont, L’autre Cinéma and Le Laurier in Montréal alone. He also extended his passion to the Cartier in Québec City, the Festival in Sherbrooke, the Lumière in Trois-Rivières, as well as the Vendôme in Hull. He operated in this milieu during the 60s 70s and 80s. The Outremont was the most determining in his long career which, from 1971 to 1987, offered movie lovers more than 500 different films each year, films often shunned by the standard networks. It was in these locations that the films of Allen, Bergman, Leone, Polanski and many others were first seen. His Revue de Cinéma also experienced great success with a quarterly run of 325,000 copies, as well as his integrated Video store which offered the same quality and variety as the theatrical programming.  Today, he continues his long journey by returning to the roots of his cinema experience; theatrical screening. « Roland Smith has succeeded through the variety of his programming, in bringing a definite direction to the artistic dimension of film », said Pierre Lampron, the ex-president of SODEC. His mission seems clear: to make use of all the milieus that offer him the chance to show great films, and thus share his infinite passion for this 7th art.

Lesvia VelaLesvia Vela, Ajq’ij maya de Guatemala (guide spirituelle). Passionnée des arts dans ces différentes expressions naturelles et humaines. Militante pour la Paix, l’amour et  la justice sociale. Représentante international de la Fondation Rigoberta Menchú Tun, dans le domaine du cinéma et de la vidéo autochtones. Représentante de Madame Menchú, Prix Nobel de la Paix 1992, pour les Prix RMT dans le festival présence autochtone de Montréal depuis 2001. Membre du jury pour les festivals de cinéma autochtone : Présence Autochtone a Montréal, 2000-2012, festival d’Abya Yala en Quito, Équateur 2002, et festival de l’Anaconda en Bolivie.

Ezra WintonEzra Winton is pursuing a PhD (ABD) in Communication Studies at Carleton University where his research and teaching interests include alternative media, social movements, communication networks,  and documentary cinema, institutions and events. His dissertation looks at the cultural politics of documentary as seen through the lens of Toronto's Hot Docs film festival. Ezra is the co-founder and Director of Programming of Cinema Politica, the world's largest grassroots documentary screening network, and is the co-founder of Art Threat, a cultural policy and political art blog.

Daniel SchorrDaniel Schorr was born in Rio de Janeiro, specialized in film animation and completed a master in Film Studies at the Concordia University, in Montreal. In the 1980s, Daniel trained in animation in Brazil with visiting NFB filmmakers and subsequently became the first Latin American director to be hired by the NFB animation studio. In Montreal, Daniel worked on several National Film Board of Canada productions, including the award-winning Jonas and Lisa (1995) on children's rights and Dominoes, (2006), on conflict resolution. He presently lives in Montreal, teaches at John Abbott College, in Ste. Anne-de-Bellevue, and hosts a program on Brazilian music at Radio CKUT.

Richard BrouilletteRichard Brouillette est un producteur, réalisateur, monteur et programmateur. D’abord critique de cinéma à l’hebdomadaire Voir (1989), il a ensuite oeuvré pour la société de distribution indépendante Cinéma Libre (1989-1999). En 1993, il a fondé le centre d’artiste autogéré La Casa Obscura, un lieu de diffusion pluridisciplinaire, où il organise depuis un ciné-club hebdomadaire, Les projections libérantes. Il a produit et réalisé Trop c’est assez (doc., 111 min., 1995), pour lequel il s’est mérité le prestigieux prix Prix M. Joan Chalmers du meilleur documentaire canadien, en 1996; Carpe diem (exp., 5 min., 1995) et L’encerclement – La démocratie dans les rets du néolibéralisme (doc., 160 min., 2008), qui s'est mérité six distinctions dont les prestigieux Grand Prix Robert et Frances Flaherty du Festival international du film documentaire de Yamagata 2009 et Grand Prix La Poste Suisse du festival Visions du réel 2009. Il a aussi produit six longs métrages.