driff 2016 | Award winners


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best animated

Cuerdas | Guadalajara, Spain | Directed By: Pedro Solis | 1 HR 5 MIN
María’s routine at school is altered by the arrival of a very special child. Soon, they become close friends.

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Best Short

Desperatly Seeking Signal | PEI, Canada | Directed By: Tess Marie Garneau
A 911 call operator working on a lonely birthday connects with a caller. 

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best student film

D For David | Leslieville, USA | Directed By: Michelle Yi and Yaron Farkash
An embarrassed Statue of David is humiliated by the other museum artworks for his nudity and must escape the museum.


Best Regional Film | Best documentary short

By Accident | Oshawa, ON | Directed By: Carla Sinclair
This short doc brings visibility to disability through the relationship of a talented improv duo, Mike Kamstra and Adam Wilkinson. Mike suffered a brain injury when he was 3 due to a motor vehicle collision. Though some may only see limitations, others see the comedian, friend and compassionate human being Michael embodies each and every day.


Best Documentary Feature | People's choice award

8 % No Limit | Georgetown, ON | Directed By: Lisa Lightbourn-Lay
8% No Limit is a feature length documentary and adventure web series that will launch with Get Out There Magazine in fall of 2014. 8% follows a blind woman's ultra run adventure across 885km of dark and light, real and perceived. Rhonda-Marie Avery was born with 8% vision. In August of 2014 she will run for 20 days, 885km, without tether, without limits, without boundaries. This is where adventure begins.