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Morgana McKenzie is a Canadian filmmaker. In the past four years, Morgana has created short films that have screened internationally. In May 2016 she received the Gerturde Löwengren Award for Best Fiction film from TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) for her short film “Ellie”. Morgana was awarded Best Director Under 25 at the 2015 Ottawa Independent Video Awards, and Best Emerging Female Filmmaker award at NFFTY 2014 (National Film Festival for Talented Youth).

In 2016, Morgana finished her award-winning short film “Ellie”, following an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign that raised over $5,000. “Ellie” has won 14 awards and screened at over 25 film festivals internationally

Known for her stunning visuals, Morgana has begun to establish herself as a cinematographer, most recently working on Carol Nguyen’s experimental 2016 short “Façade”.

Morgana McKenzie

Morgana receiving the Gerturde Löwengren Award for Best Fiction film at TIFF Next Wave Jump Cuts

In 2015 Morgana finished two short films. “We All Go the Same“, a narrative music video for the song of the same name by Radical Face, has screened at over forty festivals and won ten awards including Best Music Video, Best Cinematography, and Best Makeup. “Kurayami no Wa“, a dark thriller set in winter, has won awards including Best Thriller (Junior Division) at CineYouth in Chicago and and Best Youth Short at the Kingston Canadian Film Festival.

Morgana’s 2014 short film “GIFTS” was accepted to over twenty film festivals, and won ten awards, including: Best Emerging Female Filmmaker at NFFTY (National Film Festival for Talented Youth); the top prize of the Future of Cinema Film Festival at the Interlochen School of Arts; the Best Narrative award at the Calgary International Film Festival youth division; and, Best Thriller at CineYouth in Chicago.

The full list of Morgana’s awards and screenings can be found on the “Screenings, Press, Awards” page.

Morgana with her Canon C100 and EasyRig.

Morgana with her Canon EOS C100 rig (photo by Max Retik)

 

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