he VIFF Festival 2020 will present seven awards in the following categories:

  1. Best short Film (Less than 30 minutes)
  2. Best Short Documentary (Less than 30 minutes)
  3. Best Short On Women ( Less than 30 minutes )
  4. Best Silent Film (Any length)
  5. Best Performing Arts (Any length)
  6. Best Student Film (Over 18, any length)
  7. Best Art Film (animation, video-art, experimental and anything else that is relevant to the festival theme, less than 30 minutes)

The selection committee members are filmmakers, journalists, actors, cinema teachers, and intercultural dialogue experts. The decision of the committee is final.
The selection process is in two stages: selected and winner films
winners are one for each category:
winners will be awarded a special winner laurel and a trophy;
selected films are awarded a certificate and a laurel;
some selected films will be screened too at the suggestion of the Committee.