The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television presented the award for best Canadian feature film under $250,000 to Mina Walking. This inaugural Discovery Award is sponsored by the Talent Fund and Telefilm Canada.
"Mina Walking displays a creativity and resourcefulness unhampered by limited funding or difficult filming conditions on location in the Middle East. It is a film made against all odds, with a unique voice and vision, worthy of this inaugural Canadian Screen Award." - Helga Stephenson (Academy CEO)