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. 

Writer, director and producer Bretten Hannam (left) on the set of Wildhood with Phillip Lewitski who plays Link in the film. Photo by Riley Smith.
Writer, director and producer Bretten Hannam (left) on the set of Wildhood with Phillip Lewitski who plays Link in the film. Photo by Riley Smith.

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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