Patch Town takes best feature prize at 2014 CFF

Other winners from the three-day Canadian Film Fest include The Golden Ticket, which picked up the award for best short. (Patch Town pictured)
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Patch Town, from director Craig Goodwill, walked away as one of the big winners at the Canadian Film Fest after it won the best feature award, while Michelle Ouellet’s Afterparty picked up the William F. White Reel Canadian Indie award.

The 2014 edition of the Canadian Film Fest ran from March 20 to 22, with films screening at The Royal in Toronto. Six features and 14 short films were shown at the festival, with awards given out on Saturday night.

In addition to the honor of best feature, Patch Town won the award for best cinematography.  Afterparty also won a second award at the festival, for best ensemble cast.

In the category of short films, Patrick Hagarty’s The Golden Ticket won the top award for best short. The festival also announced the winner of the CFF Super Channel Script Accelerator Competition, which was awarded to Daniel Arnold and Medina Hahn for their screenplay Any Night! The script accelerator program awards a feature-length screenplay a broadcast pre-license from Super Channel of $30,000 to $50,000.

Annie Rutherford was also named “new comer to watch” at the festival, for her role in the short Survival Guide. The “people’s pick for best flick” award was given to Play the Film, from director Alec Toller.