Awards

Each year, the Common Good International Film Festival gives several awards. The Audience Award has audience members vote for their favorite feature film. The Whitehead award, also called the Common Good Film Award, is chosen by a special jury who determines which film best meets the selection criteria.

Our 2022 Award Winners!

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Previous Award Winners

2021 Awards

  • Whitehead Award for Best Feature Film
    • Kuessipan (Canada) Director Myriam Verreault
  • Audience Award for Feature Film
    • Invisible Hand (USA) Directors Melissa A. Troutman and Joshua B. Pribanic
  • Award for Best Short Film

2020 Awards

  • Whitehead Award for Best Feature Film
    • Binti (Belgium/Netherlands) Director Frederike Migom
  • Audience Award for Feature Film
  • Award for Best Short Film

2019 Awards

  • Whitehead Award for Best Feature Film
    • Nosotros (Spain) Director Felipe Vara de Rey
  • Audience Award for Feature Film
  • Special Award for Artistic Excellence
    • Loving Vincent (Poland/United States) Directors Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman
  • Special Award for Ecological Responsibility

2018 Awards

2017 Awards

  • Whitehead Award for Best Feature Film: VIVA (Cuba) Director Paddy Breathnach
  • Audience Award: VIVA (Cuba) Director Paddy Breathnach

2016 Awards

2015 Awards

2014 Awards

2013 Awards

2012 Awards

2011 Jury Award

2010 Jury Award

2009 Jury Award

2008 Jury Award

2007 Jury Award

  • Tsotsi (United Kingdom/South Africa) Director Gavin Hood

2006 Jury Award

2005 Jury Award

2004 Jury Awards

  • Best Feature Film: Gaz Bar Blues (Canada) Director Louis Bélanger
  • Best Film Short: Aftershock (France) Director Michael Bergmann

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