Social Awareness Award

Voted on by festival jury members, this award is given the best social justice film at WMFF. Scroll down to learn more about the award and previous recipients.

About This Award

The Social Awareness Award is given to a film that sheds light on cultural issues or challenges our belief on a topic.

Previous Award Recipients

  • 2022


    ASCEND: Reframing Disability in the Outdoors

    Directed by Faith E. Briggs

  • 2021

    Mighty Waters

    Directed by Shannon Vandivier



  • 2020


    Venture Out

    Directed by Palmer Morse, Jamie DiNicola & Matt Mikkelsen

  • 2019

    Sacred Strides

    Directed by Anna Callaghan, Forest Woodward & Marie Sullivan



  • 2018


    Adventure Not War

    Directed by Max Lowe

  • 2017

    My Hero Brother

    Directed by Yonatan Nir