Posted on September 23, 2019
Today the Calgary International Film Festival announced the winner's of it's 2019 Jury Awards at the 3rd annual Awards Party at Paper St.
RBC Emerging Artist Award & $10,000 CAD: Heather Young for MURMUR
For its intimate approach to loneliness and desperation and the impact of personal change. Driven by courage and fear, Heather Young engulfs us in heartbreak and hope with a character we want to shake and hug at the same time and let know everything is going to be OK.
Screening September 25th, 4:30 PM at Globe Cinema.
Honourable Mention Emerging Artist: Matthew Rankin for THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
For its revolutionary approach to a biography none of us knew we cared about, elevated by Matthew Rankin’s auteur level storytelling and game-changing style.
Best Live Action or Animated Short Film Award & $2,500 CAD: Trevor Anderson for DOCKING
DOCKING is a category-defying epic five minutes of cinematic audacity. This immortal piece of filmmaking is an instant classic of the short form. A flat out masterpiece.
This film is now eligible to be submitted for consideration for the Academy Awards.
Screening September 29th, 4:15 PM at Eau Claire as part of ALBERTA SPIRIT: ALBERTA MADE SHORTS.
Special Jury Mention for Acting: Hong Chau and Sarah Gadon for AMERICAN WOMAN
In honour of the profound depth and accessibility they bring to the characters they portray in Semi Chellas’ American Woman.
Screening September 22nd, 8:00 PM at Eau Claire and September 24th, 5:30 PM at Eau Claire.
Best Documentary Short Film Award & $2,500 CAD: Asia Youngman for THIS INK RUNS DEEP
Screening September 24th, 4:00 PM at Eau Claire as part of SHORTS PACKAGE: GLORY DAYS.
Honourable Mention Documentary Short Film - Patrick Fileti for INFERNO
Screening September 25th, 6:45 PM at Eau Claire as part of SHORTS PACKAGE: I'M ON FIRE.
Best Albertan Short Film Award, $2,500 CAD & $5,000 gift certificate for services and equipment from William F. White International: Levi Holwell for A WALK DOWN TO WATER
Screening on September 29th at 4:15 PM at Eau Claire as part of ALBERTA SPIRIT: ALBERTA MADE SHORTS.
DGC Best Canadian Documentary Award & $5,000 CAD + $1,000 CAD Vistek giftcard: Phyllis Ellis for TOXIC BEAUTY
Screening on September 24th, 6:30 PM at Globe Cinema and September 29th, 11:30 AM at Globe Cinema.
Honourable Mention – Shannon Walsh for ILLUSIONS OF CONTROL
Screening September 23rd, 4:30 PM at Globe Cinema and September 27th, 6:30 PM at Eau Claire.
Special Jury Prize for Social Justice: Tasha Hubbard for nîpawistamâsowin: WE WILL STAND UP
Screening September 27th, 8:00 PM at Eau Claire and September 28th, 1:15 PM at Eau Claire.
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