BIFF 2012 awards

People’s Choice Award High Ground
Michael Brown
Best Feature Film Monsieur Lazhar
Phillippe Faiardeau
Best Feature Documentary Wild Horse, Wild Ride
Alex Dawson and Greg Gricus
Best Short Documentary Incident in New Baghdad
James Spione
Best Short Film A Finger, Two Dots Then Me
David and Daniel Holocheck
Best Adventure Film Chasing Ice
Jeff Orlowskik
Best Call 2 Action Film High Ground
Michael Brown
Master of Cinema Award winner Martin Sheen
Vanguard Award winner William H. Macy


BIFF films at the Academy Awards:

Each year BIFF is proud to have presented films that have gone on to win recognition at the Academy Awards. Congratulations to the following BIFF films that were nominated for an Academy Award.

Monsieur Lazhar, Incident in New Baghdad, Pentecost, Raju and Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. Of these five films, two are nominated for the Live Action Shorts category, one for the Foreign Language Film, one for the Short Subject Documentary and one for the Animated Short Film. Drawing particular attention this year, “Monsieur Lazhar”--by Québécois director and screenwriter Philippe Falardeau--illustrates the struggles of an Algerian immigrant to replace an elementary school teacher who unexpectedly commits suicide.