Film North unveils award winners

Senthil Vinu's Waiting for Summer (pictured) won best feature film, while Jeremy Robertson's 2 Knocks was tapped as the viewer's choice winner at the Huntsville, Ont. film festival.

Senthil Vinu’s Waiting for Summer won the best feature length film award at Film North, the third annual Huntsville International Film Festival in Huntsville, Ont.

And Lewis Hodgson’s Morning Zombies took the award for best short, while Jeremy Robertson’s 2 Knocks, written by and starring Vanessa Smythe, won the Golden Antler viewer’s choice award.

Veteran Canadian actress Sheila McCarthy received the Riaz Tyab Bull’s Eye lifetime achievement award. McCarthy most recently starred in Little Mosque on the Prairie, and Brandon Cronenberg’s Antiviral.

Elsewhere, festival opening film Carbon for Water, directed by Evan Abramson and Carmen Elsa Lopez, took the prize for best environmental film, while Sisters in Arms, written and directed by Beth Freeman, won best documentary.

The Toronto film production community The Blue Flame Collective won the special jury award.

Film North took place Sept. 20 to 22.