Every year, the Joliette institution provides a jury of five prisoners. The women screen eight films from the festival’s program and award a prize to one of them, presented at the November festival’s closing ceremony. In 2019, the Women Inmates’ Award was given to the movie nîpawistamâsowin : nous nous lèverons by Tasha Hubbard.
2018 - Point d'équilibre by Christine Chevarie-Lessard
2017 - Bagages by Paul Tom
2016 - Angry Inuk by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
2015 - Retour aux sources by Jean-Sébastien Francoeur and Andrew Marchand-Boddy
2014 - Examen d'État by Dieudo Hamadi
2013 - Expedition to the End of the World by Daniel Dencik
2012 - 5 Broken Cameras d’Emad Burnat by Guy Davidi
2011 - Bouton by Res Balzli
Read the French article "Des détenues de la prison de Joliette sur un jury" in L'action.
These activities are supported by the Quebec chapter of the Elizabeth Fry Society and Médiations culturelles MTL program, thanks to the 'Entente sur le développement culturel de Montréal' between the Ville de Montréal and Quebec government.