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Queer North Film Festival winners announced

Film about Anishnabe teen wins RBC Best of Show Award
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Director Adam Garnet Jones' film “Fire Song”, a film about a gay Anishnabe teenager in Northern Ontario, struggling to support his family in the aftermath of his sister's suicide, scooped a pair of awards at the 2016 Queer North Film Festival. Supplied photo.

Ten awards were given out for the 2016 Queer North Film Festival.

Five audience choice awards were presented, as well as five jury awards.

Director Adam Garnet Jones' film Fire Song, a film about a gay Anishnabe teenager in Northern Ontario, struggling to support his family in the aftermath of his sister's suicide, scooped a pair of awards.

Fire Song won both the RBC Best of Show Award in the audience choice category, and won Best Canadian Film in the jury selections.

Short film Dawn also won a pair of awards, netting Best Narrative Short and Best Foreign Film, both in the jury award category.

Below is the full list of winners:

Queer North Film Festival 2016 Audience Choice Award Winners: 

RBC Best of Show: Fire Song
Best Women's Film: Suicide Kale
Best Trans-Themed Film: Pearl of Africa
Best Two Spirited Film: Two Soft Things Two Hard Things
Best Men;s Film: Those People

Queer North Film Festival 2016 Jury Award Winners 

Best Narrative Short: Dawn
Best Documentary Short: Handsome & Majestic
Best Canadian Film: Fire Song
Best Northern Ontario Film: Shades of Reality
Best Foreign Film: Dawn



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