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Join us in celebrating the 11th Annual Emerging Lens Cultural Film Festival winners. Categories are:

Best Documentary

Best Music Video

Best Short Film

Inspirational Griot Award

Inspiring Youth Award

Best Animation

Audience Choice Award


Best Documentary
Best Short Film
Best Animation

Gary Beals - "Good Love"

Directed by Tanvi Madkaiker

"An Uninvited Guest"

Directed by Richard B. Pierre


Directed by Claudio Martins

"Black Sun"

Directed by Adrian Wallace

(Being Black in Toronto Collection)

"Not Black Enough"

Directed by Jermaine Manigault


Directed by Mohamamd Keivanmarz


Directed by Yvano Wickham-Edwards

(Being Black in Toronto Collection)

"The Onyx Butterfly"

Directed by Yasmin Evering-Kerr

(Being Black in Toronto Collection)

"The Healing"

Directed by Papa Jean

"No Justice, No Peace"

Directed by KhaRå Martin

"The Hill We Climb"

Destiny Brown

"The Lonely Prince"

Directed by Shivin, Sunny

Best Music Video
Inspirational Griot Award (Storyteller)
Inspirational Youth Award


Directed by Daniel Cawthorne

Audience Choice Award

"An Uninvited Guest"

Richard B. Pierre 

"The Healing"

Papa Jean

"Not Black Enough"

Jermaine Manigault

"Mr. Jane and Finch"

OYA Media Group


Maureen O'Connell

"My Heart"

Yaser Talebi


Taylor Olson

"The Shell I'm In"

Carna Morton

"Artist In the Black: Dualing Roots"

Directed by Liesl Mulholland, Dawn Shepherd, Ryan Gray

"Reel Teen Youth Video Program"

Halifax Theatre for Young People

Directed by:

Aidan Munroe                        Jack Ibsen

Brianna Desmond                Dorcas Olatunji

Iris Kelley                                Nalmas Lash

Moira Nash                            Zilin Qiao

Vera Dunlop-Vaillancourt    Nathalie LeBlanc

Zoe Abiogom                         Vella Smith

Brady Gomez                        Maia Noble

La’Nyssa Brooks                   Mathias Sanchez

Alyssa Manuel                       Kylee McCue

Amogh Kumar                       Jorja Taylor

Charley Sampson                 Jess Trask

River Waterman                   Oscar Xie

Gabriella Anguelova            Tyler Schmeisser

"Living in my Skin"

Directed by ALI TV 

Asia Francis                      James Fitzgerald

Sequain Hudson-Ash      Tamia Thomas

Asia Sparks                       Jayda Thomas-Murphy

KeAsia Sparks                  Marlowe Slawter

De’Onne Williams           Asiah Sparks

Lariah Jordan                   Zion Ash

Dejana Simmons             Emma Jackson

Tyrese Atkinson               Tanasia Paris

Cardreazs Colley

Ianiesha Simmons

Nasci Lacey


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