The Cocksure Lads Movie, The Hotel Dieu win NIFF prizes

The sophomore edition of the food, film and wine festival unveiled the names of the winning films on Sunday.
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Murray Foster’s The Cocksure Lads Movie and Adrian Thiessen’s The Hotel Dieu were among the Canadian titles to pick up prizes at the sophomore edition of the Niagara International Film Festival.

The food, film and wine festival wrapped up this past weekend in Niagara-on-the-Lake, with the winning films announced on Sunday. Cocksure Lads won the Niagara Rises Special Jury Prize, while The Hotel Dieu won the Best Niagara Rises Feature prize and with director Thiessen also picking up the RBC Emerging Artist Award. Michael Pohorly’s Made in Bali, a Canada/Indonesia copro, won the Best Niagara Rises Short award.

In foreign production prize-giving, Bel Powely won the NIFF Rising Star award for her role in The Diary of a Teenage Girl, with the film also taking home the best feature award. James Kent won the best director prize for The Testament of Youth and the best doc award went to For Grace from directors Kevin Pang and Mark Helenonski. The best male actor prize was presented to Patrick Stewart for Match, with the best female actress prize going to Alicia Vikander for The Testament of Youth.

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