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The 34th Edmonton International Film Festival Announces 2020 Film Awards

October 1, 2020. Edmonton. It is our privilege to announce this year’s independent feature film and short film awards. The Grand Jury Awards in the ANIMATION and LIVE ACTION, categories are now eligible for OSCAR® consideration. This year’s full festival line-up features more than 120 short films –documentary, dramatic and animation – curated from 3,000 submissions from 35 countries. Audiences will cast their votes for the Audience Choice awards online throughout the festival and those winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 13. FEATURE FILM AWARDS... Best Canadian Feature (Drama) JASMINE ROAD Director: Warren Sulatycky | 128-mins. | Canada | TRAILER Best International Feature (Drama) EDUARDO AND MONICA Director/Writer: René Sampaio | 110-mins. | Brazil | TRAILER Best Canadian Feature (Documentary) OUR DANCE OF REVOLUTION Producer/Director: Phillip Pike | 102-mins. | Canada | TRAILER Best International Feature (Documentary) TRANSKIDS Producer/Director: Hilla Medalia | 103-mins. | Israel | TRAILER As an OSCAR® qualifying film festival, the two (2) EIFF Grand Jury Award winning short films (Live Action & Animation) were chosen by an international jury and of five (5) industry peers and are now eligible for OSCAR® consideration in 2021. SHORT FILM AWARDS... GRAND JURY AWARD for Director: Kristina Mileska | Canada Best Live Action Short BEAR AND THE BEEKEEPER #201, 10816A – 82 Avenue | EDMONTON, Alberta | T6E 2B3 | Canada | O: 780.423.0844

GRAND JURY AWARD for Best Animated Short IF ANYTHING HAPPENS I LOVE YOU Directors: Will McCormack & Michael Govier | USA The ALAN COOKE AWARD for Best LUNCHBOXTM SHORT CUCKOO Director: Jörgen Scholtens | Netherlands BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT (Canada) INVASION Directors: Michael Toledano & Sam Vinal | Canada TIED! THE WEDGIE AWARD for Best Comedy Short I CAN CHANGE Director: Jim Jenkins | Canada About EIFF The BOBBY (Riddell) AWARD for Excellence in Cinematography WALKING THE FENCELINE Director: Jesse Foster | Calgary BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT (Alberta) OPERATION CLEAN SLATE Director: Jayson Therrien | Calgary BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT (International) MISS CURVY Director: Ghada Eldemellawy | UK THE EAT MY SHORT AWARD for Tastiest Food Film EGG Director/Writer: Michael Goldberg | USA TIED! THE WEDGIE AWARD: Best Comedy Short A PIECE OF CAKE Directors: The Bragg Brothers | USA The 34th Edmonton International Film Festival presented by Super Chanel takes place from October 1 to 10. EIFF is an OSCAR® Qualifying festival and is ranked as a 2019 ’50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee’ by MovieMaker Magazine. The festival screens 150 films from 35 countries over 10 days at Landmark Cinemas 9 City Centre and a selection of the full festival program will be broadcast on Super Channel Fuse.

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