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2020 was a special year affected by COVID-19. RIFTVFest was one of the first Film Festivals in the world to switch to a virtual edition.

WINNERS:

ANCHOR FOR BEST FILM:
THE LENIN FACTOR  directed by Vladimir Khotinenko

SPECIAL BRENDA BLETHYN PRIZE:
PLANTED  directed by Amity Zmora

COMMENDATION FOR FIRST FILM:
PLASTIC BOY  directed by Sam Plommer

BEST DIRECTOR:
VLADIMIR KHOTINENKO for The Lenin Factor 

BEST ACTOR:
EVGENIY MIRONOV  for The Lenin Factor

BEST ACTRESS:
VERONICA GEREZ  for Hotel Mundial

COMMENDATION FOR ACTRESS’ PERFORMANCE:
MAYA KARIN for Olympic Dream

BEST SCREENPLAY: (joint winners)
MIKHAIL MARESKIN for Inner Fire
RICARDO ARENDSE
for Losing Lerato

BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY:
THE MAN WHO WANTED TO FLY  directed by Frank Shouldice

BEST SHORT FILM:
THE MAGIC PAPERMAN directed by Bryan Corteen

COMMENDATION FOR SHORT FILM:
TO BE directed by Pouria Ghasemipoor Nigjeh

BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY:
GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE  directed by Christopher Hudson

BEST SHORT ANIMATION:
THE BUTTERFLY CAGE  directed by Maxime Sabisik and Héléna Serra

BEST WEB SERIES / TV PILOT:
HIGH EXISTENCE directed by Erin Laine

BEST LOCAL FILM:
MURMURS directed by Nichola Wong

BEST MUSIC VIDEO:
PEARL CADILLAC  by AKX directed by Clement Oberto

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