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Wildhood scores a quartet of awards at this year’s FIN Atlantic International Film Festival

Bretten Hannam’s coming-of-age tale walked away with awards for screenwriting, acting, directing and best feature film. 

Following what organizers call a “highly successful move back into theatres” for this year’s hybrid FIN Atlantic International Film Festival, the festival has announced the winners of the 2021 Atlantic Awards.

Chosen by a jury of Atlantic film professionals, it was Bretten Hannam’s coming-of-age tale Wildhood that walked away with a quartet of awards including screenwriting, acting, directing and best feature film.

Seth A Smith’s dystopian sci-fi thriller Tin Can took home two awards, including original score and cinematography.

A complete list of this year’s winners follows:

RBC Script Development Winner
Winner: Justin O’Hanley, The Secret of the Ridgemoor Resort

Best Atlantic Original Score
Winner: Seth A. Smith, Tin Can

The Michael Weir Award for Best Atlantic Screenwriting
Winner: Bretten Hannam, Wildhood

Best Atlantic Cinematographer
Winner: Kevin A. Fraser, Tin Can

Best Atlantic Editor
Winner: Mathieu Bélanger & Jonathan Keijser, Peace by Chocolate

Best Atlantic Short
Winner: Baduk, directed by Induk Lee and produced by Kelsey Power

Joan Orenstein Award & David Renton Award for Outstanding Performance in Acting
Winner: Avery Winters-Anthony, Wildhood

Best Atlantic Documentary
Winner: The Silence (Le silence), directed by Renée Blanchar and produced by Maryse Chapdelaine & Christine Aubé

Best Atlantic Short Documentary
Winner: Nalujuk Night, directed by Jennie Williams and produced by Latonia Hartery, Kat Baulu & Rohan Fernando

Best Atlantic Director
Winner: Bretten Hannam, Wildhood

The Gordon Parsons Award for Best Atlantic Feature
Winner: Wildhood, produced by Julie Baldassi, Damon D’Oliveira, Bretten Hannam & Gharrett Patrick Paon

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