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Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival Selects Announces Award Winners Sixth Annual Juried Competition


NEW YORK, Oct 6, 2021Imagine This Women’s Film Festival is pleased to announce this year’s award-winning films. ITWIFFwill award cash prizes and in-kind prizes to this year's winners, including $400 for Best Feature Film and Best Documentary Film; $250 for Best Short Film and Best Documentary Short Film; and $150 for Best Screenplay.

“We were excited to introduce the 6th Annual Imagine This Women’s Film Festival to a whole new audience who might not have had the opportunity to enjoy some of the boldest and thought-provoking films and stories made by women and non-binary filmmakers and storytellers; while we continued with our mission to amplify and empower independent and aspiring womxn filmmakers from around the world. We're so proud of this year's programming featuring over 160 films from over 30 countries, speed networking, virtual table reads, and a collection of free educational workshops and panels.” said Festival Director Patrice Francois.


Award Winners and Honorable Mentions:

Best Feature Film

8:37 Rebirth By Juanita Peters

Best Documentary Feature

New Light - The Rijksmuseum and Slavery By Ida Does


Best Short Film

AVA By Sasan Karimi

Best Documentary Short

TAFT By Ann Walker-King

Best International Feature

Toprak By Sevgi Hirschhäuser

Best International Documentary Feature

An Ordinary Life By Gili Danon, Efrat Shalom Danon

Best International Short

Sheer Qorma By Faraz Arif Ansari

Best International Documentary Short

MICHELE By Laura Lardeux

Best Director

The Renegades By Lisa Maria Hagen, Mariam Noori

Best Horror Feature

Dark Tales From Channel X By Manny Serrano, Lindsay Serrano

Best Horror Short

La Ciguapa Siempre By Monica Suriyage

Best Comedy

Wichita  By Sergine Dumais

Best Romance

Sundays in July By Joseph E. Austin II

Best Drama

Gud By Alana Spencer

Best Thriller

Immune By Robert Macfarlane

Best Sci-Fi

ALEXIS By Renata Mellão

Best Animated Short

How to Lose Everything: A Field Guide By Christa Couture, bekky O'Neil

Best Web Series

One Woman By Dana Lerer, Michal Gassner, Ilana Reina, Limor Shmila, Tal Brenner

Best Music Video

Field of Dreams By Edward Worthy

Best Commerical

Fenice - Momoni SS21 By Giulia Achenza

Best Experimental

Of Expansion - Mz. Icar, Tough Dumplin

Best Cinematography

ALA KACHUU - Take and Run By Maria Brendle

Best Emerging Storyteller

Uncle By Michelle Jones

Best Student Storyteller

Headlights in the Night By Claire Ballu

Best New York Filmmaker

Morkovcha [Korean Carrot Salad] by Lidiya Kan


Best Actress

Sarah Boberg

Best Actor

Mahmoud Nazar Alian

Audience Award

The 8th By Aideen Kane, Lucy Kennedy, Maeve O'Boyle



Best Screenplay

Jaanem (My Love) By Alana Saab

Best Short Screenplay

Wabanaki Blues By Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel

Best TV

Pilot Positives By Katie Fahey


Raven Winters And The Spirit Vortex By Heather Ostrove


Sweat By Hyten Davidson


My Father's Wedding By Sarah Hanssen, Ashley Cook


Queen of Newburgh By Lisa Cole, Veronica Moody



Honorable Mention

After the Coup, Malian Women Speak By Erica Pomerance, Fatoumata Coulibaly

Honorable Mention

The Game Is Up: Disillusioned Trump Voters Tell Their Stories By Melissa Jo Peltier

Honorable Mention

I Am Normal By Olia Oparina

Honorable Mention

Dad and the Fridge Box By Mary Walsh

Honorable Mention

Sorry By anonymous

About Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival
Imagine This Productions is dedicated to providing womxn storytellers and filmmakers a platform to encourage and develop creative projects by womxn. With Imagine This Women's International Film Festival and Girl Power Film + Media Summit, Imagine This aims to amplify and empower independent and aspiring womxn filmmakers from around the world. Imagine This goal is to support womxn by sharing their work with the public, promoting equal opportunities for BIPOC womxn and the LGBTQIA+ community while providing educational support and professional development, and serving as a resource information network. Learn more at 


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