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The Toronto International Film and Video Awards Inc. (TIFVA) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to awarding and showcasing the best independent films from around the world.

TIFVA was started by independent filmmakers who understand the process of submitting to festivals and the challenges met when trying to get recognition for their work by professionals in the industry. That’s why TIFVA offers so much — we want to support filmmakers and writers in any way we can!

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2016 TIFVA Nominees

FEATURE FILM NO BUDGET 

DR. CHEAPSKATE, Directed by Jason Ancona, USA
TAMAGO, Directed by Koji Hirano, Japan
IT PLAYS LIKE LOVE, Directed by Jeremy Waltman, USA
DISASSOCIATIONVILLE, Directed by James Christopher, USA

FEATURE FILM MID BUDGET 

UTOPIA, Directed by Hassan Nazer, Afghanistan
ESCAPES, Directed by Mercedes Gaspar, Spain
THE PINEVILLE HEIST, Directed by Lee Chambers, Canada

FEATURE FILM LOW BUDGET

SAND PEBBLES, Directed by Kai Kwong Choi, Hong Kong
INTERSECTION, Directed by Hoyt Richards, USA
NEKRO, Directed by Pınar Sinan, Turkey

FEATURE FILM MICRO BUDGET 

RABBIT DAYS, Directed by Ryan and Cody LeBoeuf, USA
EMULSION, Directed by Suki Singh, UK
DEFENDERS OF LIFE, Directed by Dana Ziyasheva, France

SHORT FILM

FREE PARTY, Directed by Fred Gelard, France
MEDIATION, Directed by Francisco Lorite, USA
GIRL + GHOST, Directed by Nik Wansbrough, Australia
MESSIAH, Directed by Mark Grabianowski, USA
THE FAIRYTALE ABOUT GORAN, Directed by Alessandro Berellini, Sweden
THE LAST SIROCCO, Directed by Angelo Casto, Italy
LA LUNE, Directed by Taylor Bao, USA
PEOPLE OF THE DELTA, Directed by Joseph Lawrence, Ethopia
TECHNICALY DIFFICULTIES OF INTIMACY, Directed by Joel Moffett, USA
CONTINGENT, Directed by Phil Moniz, Canada

STUDENT FILM

DE GEXI, Directed by Wang Xiang, China
OBSOLESCENCE, Directed by Andrea Cristini, Canada
THE SILENCE, Directed by Cleo Tellier, Canada
ALZHEIMER’S: A LOVE STORY, Directed by Gabe Schimmel, USA
COCOON, Directed by Jimmy Hsu, Shu-Ting Liang, Taiwan
CEASE FIRE, Directed by Darrell Langolf Jr., USA
WELCOME, Directed by Serena Dykman, USA

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE 

GOLAN: A FAREWELL TO MR. CINEMA, Directed by Christopher Sykes, UK
THE LIBERATORS- WHY WE FOUGHT, Directed by Emanuel Rotstein, Germany
THE SEX TEMPLE, Directed by Johan Palmgren, Sweden
ENDLESS CORRIDOR, Directed by Aleksandras Brokas, Lithuania

DOCUMENTARY SHORT 

IRREGULARS, Directed by Fabio Palmieri, Italy
GAYROUTH, Directed by Charbel Raad, France
TAXIDERMY IS GOODBYE, Directed by Vuk Dragojevic, Canada
RON TAYLOR: DR. BASEBALL, Directed by Drew Taylor, Canada

ANIMATION 

BEAR ME, Directed by Anna Matacz, Poland
TINY TOWN, Directed by Howard Cook, USA
CHEESE DOG: THE MOVIE, Directed by Jamie Dwyer and Justin Ulloa, USA

EXPERIMENTAL 

THE ART OF LOSING, Directed by Michael A. Marino, Canada
MANNEQUIN, Directed by Mehdi Nowroozi, Canada
THE MAZE, Directed by Thomas Keumurian, France

CHILDREN’S FILM

SAUDADE, Directed by Howard el Gato Negro Mitchell, USA
NORTH, Directed by Natasha Soto, USA
THE GIFT, Directed by Lisa Belcher, Hong Kong

WEB SERIES 

LILIC, Directed by Hank Isaac, USA
MANIC PIXIE DREAM WIFE, Directed by M Elizabeth Eller, USA
KOWALSKI, Directed by Jason O’Mara, USA
ZERO, Directed by David Victori, USA

MUSIC VIDEO 

RASHID AJAMI- NIGHT PRAYER, Directed by Adam Lyons, UK
BRIGHTER EVERY DAY, Directed by Drew Gottlieb, USA
REUBEN AND THE DARK- BOW AND ARROW, Directed by Brock Mitchell, Canada
EMBRACING ME, Directed by Jimmy Ennett, Australia

SCREENPLAY

EMMA’S SONG, Written by Gillian Croft, Canada
GROUNDSWELL, Written by Christine Riche, France
OF ANGELS AND SILENCE, Written by Jordan Heron,Canada
DIMITRI GOES SOUTH, Written by Tom Vecchio, USA
DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH, Written by George Mastrogiorgis, USA
THE HOOPLA, Written by Thomas Nesti, Canada
SUNNY SIDE UP, Written by Emily Al-Jbouri, Canada
LITTLE WORM, Written by John T. Frederick, USA
DOUBLE TAKE, Written by Shell Walker-Cook, USA
RUTH’S, Written by Chen Drachman, USA
AURORA, Written by Chen Drachman, USA

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