40th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival - May 13-23, 2021Audience Choice Awards

Special Presentations

Winner: Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
Director: Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson | USA


New American Visions

Documentary Feature

Winner: The Claw
Director: Philip Harder | USA

Fiction Feature

Winner: Hollywood Fringe
Director: Wyatt McDill, Megan Huber | USA


World Cinema

Documentary Feature

Winner: Playing With Sharks
Director: Sally Aitken | Australia

Fiction Feature

Winner: 14 Days, 12 Nights
Director: Jean-Philippe Duval | Canada


Asian Frontiers

Winner: Wuhan Wuhan
Director: Yung Chang | Canada, China


Cine Latino

Winner: Wishlist
Director: Álvaro Díaz Lorenzo | Spain


Images of Africa

Winner: Downstream to Kinshasa
Director: Dieudo Hamadi | Democratic Republic of Congo, France, Belgium


Midnight Sun

Winner: Tove
Director: Zaida Bergroth | Finland


Nextwave Global Features

Winner: Beans
Director: Tracey Deer | Canada, USA


Shorts – Fiction

Winner: BJ’s Mobile Gift Shop
Director: Jason Park | USA


Shorts – Documentary

Winner: Say His Name: Five Days FOR GEORGE FLOYD
Director: Cy Dodson | USA