WANTOKS: dance of resilience in Melanesia


We are honored by the thoughtful and enthusiastic feedback that we have received from audiences of Wantoks. The following is a list of awards that the documentary has received at film festivals throughout the world.

Photo credit: iara Lee

MEXICO / Guanajuato, Best International Documentary, Festival de Cine Colectivo 2023

Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Short Documentary, Ipe Amarelo Film Festival 2023


INDIA / PIMPRI-CHINCHWAD, Best Sound, Pimpri Chinchwad International Short Film Festival, 2020

GUAM, Grand Jury Award, Guam International Film Festival, 2019

UNITED STATES / LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA, Award of Excellence: Documentary Short, The IndieFEST Film Awards, 2019

UNITED KINGDOM / LONDON, Special Mention Award, Big Syn International Film Festival, 2019

INDIA / JAIPUR, Best War & Peace Film Award, 12th Jaipur International Film Festival, 2020

THE NETHERLANDS / AMSTERDAM, Best Short Documentary, Indy Films Awards, 2020

Honorable Mentions:

ITALY / ELBA ISLAND, Official Selection, Elba Film Festival, 2020

KENYA / NAIROBI, Official Selection, Slum Film Festival, 2019

SERBIA / BELGRADE, Official Selection, 10th International Green Culture “Green Fest”, 2019

NIGERIA / BENIN CITY, Official Selection, Benin City Film Festival, 2019

SERBIA / KRAGUJEVAC, Official Selection, KG Film Festival, 2019

INDIA / JAIPUR, Official Selection, 12th Jaipur International Film Festival, 2019

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO / PORT OF SPAIN, Official Selection, Film and Folklore Festival, 2020

ARGENTINA / RÍO GALLEGOS, Official Selection, Santa Cruz International Film Festival, 2020

UNITED STATES / LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, Official Selection, Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival, 2020

INDIA / GUJARAT, Official Selection, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Film Festival, 2020



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