Posted on October 6, 2020

CIFF is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 CTV Audience Awards. These films are recognized as the best of the festival by the audience, awarded based on the collective score of audience ballots collected during the festival - online and in the cinema. 

Here are the winners...


Audience Choice Award Alberta Feature - JOHN WARE RECLAIMED

Director Cheryl Foggo


Audience Choice Award Best Alberta Short or Mid-Length - TRUE WEST: THE JOHN SCOTT STORY

Director Victoria McFadyen

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Audience Choice Award Animated Short - TO GERARD

Director Taylor Meacham

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Audience Choice Award Canadian Documentary Feature - CALL ME HUMAN

Director Kim O'Bomsawin

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Audience Choice Award Canadian Narrative Feature - PERCY

Dir. Clark Johnson


Audience Choice Award Documentary Short - (RE)CLAIMING INDIAN STATUS

Director Lese Skidmore

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Audience Choice Award Generation Next - CODED BIAS

Director Shalini Kantayya

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Audience Choice Award International Documentary Feature - ASSASSINS

Director Ryan White


Audience Choice International Narrative Feature - THERE IS NO EVIL

Director Mohammad Rasoulof

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Audience Choice Award Late Shift - JUMBO

Director Zoé Wittock


Audience Choice Award Live Action Short - CHEN CHEN

Director Kargo Chen

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Audience Choice Award Music on Screen - JIMMY CARTER: ROCK & ROLL PRESIDENT

Director Mary Wharton

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Audience Choice Award Special Presentations - THE FATHER

Director Florian Zeller


“In many ways, the CTV Audience Choice Awards are the most important of the festival. Not only do they showcase the top creative talent of the festival, but they paint a fascinating picture of what resonates with Calgarians and CIFF’s Western Canadian audiences. These are the stories that challenge, entertain, and empower them,” said Brian Owens, CIFF’s Artistic Director. “With the online expansion to the entirety of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, these awards reflect the flavour of movie lovers across the Prairies.”


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