Award Winners

Best Narrative Short Film 2017

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New York, United States

DIRECTED BY:
Andrew Keenan-Bolger

PRODUCED BY: 
Adam Wachter


Best short documentary 2017

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Portraits
of life

New York, United States

DIRECTED & PRODUCED BY:
Don Casper


 


Future Filmmakers Award 2017

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Massachusetts, United States

DIRECTED BY:
Ana Quigley

PRODUCED BY:
Rachel St. Pierre


Best Regional Short Film 2017

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Horizontal concavity

Nova Scotia, Canada

DIRECTED BY: 
Koumbie

PRODUCED BY: 
Kevin Hartford


Dr. Bruce Mills LION OF COURAGE Award 2017

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Taylor Olson

The Bluenose-Ability Film Festival was founded and is hosted by reachAbility. In the summer of 2017, reachAbility's president Dr. Bruce Mills sadly passed away. Dr. Mills was actively involved with BAFF. He was a judge, panelist, and never-ending supporter of our efforts to provide a platform for diverse artistic expression. Dr. Mills leaves behind an amazing lifetime legacy of support and achievement in the disability community. 

Taylor has exemplified that same passion and courage through his work that Dr. Mills did through his life. Taylor has pushed boundaries and started discussions that wouldn't have otherwise taken place. 

The Bluenose-Ability Film Festival awards this year's Dr. Bruce Mills Lion of Courage Award to Taylor Olson. Thank you Taylor, for all of your hard work.