October 4, 2018



Announcing the TMFF 2018 Award Winners


On Sunday afternoon, following the last screenings, we announced the winning films for the 2018 edition of the Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival. With 23 films to choose from, our panel of Judges scored each film based on a number of criteria including direction, originality and creativity, cinematography, pacing, structure and production value. We also tabulated your votes for the People's Choice award. 


And the winners are...




Best Canadian Film

No Highway, Directed by Virgil Laferté


Judging Panel comments: "An innovative look at the subject's personal voyage which seemed to be less about motorcycles and more about his internal discussion with himself."





Best Feature Film

The Unfamiliar Road, Produced and Directed by Daniel Greening


Judging Panel comments: "This film was truly amazing, inspiring, incredibly well edited, shot, written and assembled especially considering it is a travel documentary. The music really makes the story flow, the dialog is the right amount of information and personal feeling. Extremely well done!"





Best Short Narrative

The Frozen Few, Directed by Stephen Marino


Judging Panel comments: "Extremely artful! This film would have made Leonard Cohen proud. Loved the black & white combined with the sax music, giving it a bluesy tone matched with a very creative narrative poem."





Best Short Documentary

Black Lightning: The Rollie Free Story, Directed by Zach Siglow


Judging Panel comments: "First rate! Absorbing, brilliant, legendary, loved it! Exceptional account of Rollie Free, his life, his passion and the amazing Vincent HRD Black Lightning. I finally know the story about the famed flat out rider in his undershorts! Sigh, I wish I lived during those times and experienced motorcycling at this raw, basic level. This film helped me live a little of that. Champion!"





People's Choice Award

The Unfamiliar Road, Produced and Directed by Daniel Greening


Judging Panel comments: "It was a realistic, easy to watch, informative, entertaining adventure! Narration was perfect and guided this story along nicely along with the map visuals. Having done some filming while riding, it is painstakingly tedious. I'm surprised he got the shots he did and still managed to accomplish the distance to London within one year!"





Special Jury Award

I Hate Ladies, Produced and Directed by Sofia Wikelid, Vanja Lamm, and Agnes Wentzel Blank


Judging Panel comments: "Probably the most important film in the whole festival, deserves a lot of attention. The lead isn't exactly a flattering character, but she is fascinating and you do get a sense of empathy for her. Uganda's inherent misogyny is jarring to me, that's why the film is important. Great piece, well executed."






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