From: S B (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Apr 18 2009 - 11:07:46 PDT
The Images Festival announces 2009 Awards!
Many thanks to our 2009 Jury: Arjon Dunnewind (Director, Impakt Festival, Utrecht, the Netherlands), Kari McQueen (Program Director, EMMEDIA, Calgary) and Dean Otto (Assistant Film/Video Curator, Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis)
Presented and sponsored by the Images Festival, this is the grand prize of the festival, awarded in recognition of the Best Canadian Media Artwork in the festival. The recipient receives a $500 cash prize.
Steve Reinke (Chicago) for Boy/Analysis: An Abridgement of Melanie Klein’s “Narrative of a Child Analysis”
National Film Board of Canada Award:
This prize is awarded by the NFB to the Best Emerging or Mid-career Canadian Film or Video artist in the festival. The winner receives $5,000 in services through the NFB's Filmmaker Assistance Program:
Joshua Bonnetta (Toronto) for Parting [on view at Harbourfront's York Quay Galleries through May 3]
Technicolor Cinematic Vision Award:
This prize is sponsored by Technicolor and honours excellence and innovation in the visual realization of a work by a Canadian film or video artist. The recipient receives $2,500 worth of any services in the Toronto office donated by Technicolor:
Amy Bodman (Toronto) for The Limits of What We Know
Best International On Screen (Film) Award:
Presented and sponsored by the Images Festival, this award honours the strongest new international film in the festival. The recipient receives a $300 cash prize:
Deborah Stratman (Chicago) for O’er the Land
Best International On Screen (Video) Award:
Presented and sponsored by the Images Festival, this award honours the strongest new international video in the festival. The recipient receives a $300 cash prize:
Duncan Campbell (Glasgow) for Bernadette
OCAD Off Screen Award:
Sponsored by the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD), this award honours the strongest new Canadian or international installation or new media work in the festival. The recipient receives a $300 cash prize:
Pedro Paiva & Joao Maria Gusmao (Lisbon, Portugal) for the exhibition 'Magnetic resonance on abissologic experiments'
[On view at Mercer Union until April 18]
Steam Whistle Homebrew Award:
Presented by Steam Whistle Brewing, this award honours excellence and promise in a local artist. The recipient receives a $500 cash prize & Steam Whistle prize pack.
Oliver Husain (Toronto) for Mount Shasta
This award was established by the Images Festival in 2000 to honour former Executive Director Deirdre Logue, (1996 through 1999 festivals) and is presented annually to a film, video or installation artist whose work approaches extremes of incorrigibility through form and/or content and challenges our notions of edgy, experimental practice. Sponsored by an anonymous donor, the recipient receives a $300 cash prize.
Ben Russell (Chicago) for The Black and White Gods
Marian McMahon Award:
Presented and sponsored by the Images Festival with generous support from Kodak Canada, this award is given to a woman filmmaker each year to honour strong work in autobiography, the complexity of "subject" and the spirit of Marian McMahon. The recipient is invited to attend the Independent Imaging filmmaking retreat, held every each June in Mount Forest, Ontario facilitated by Philip Hoffman:
Naomi Uman (Los Angeles) for Kalendar
York University Award for Best Student Film:
Presented and sponsored by York University's Department of Film and Video, the recipient receives a $300 cash award generously donated by the Department of Film and Video, a Gulf Islands Film and Television School scholarship covering tuition for any one-week Media Intensive Program of their choice and $250 worth of Super-8 to video transfer services from Frame Discreet. The recipient is determined by audience vote:
Daniel McIntyre (York University, Toronto) for It only hurts when I cry
Vtape Award for Best Student Video:
This longstanding award is presented by Vtape, Toronto's video art distributor and includes a $300 cash prize generously donated by Vtape, and $250 worth of Super-8 to video transfer services from Frame Discreet. The recipient is determined by audience vote:
Pouyan Jafarizadeh Dezfoulian (York University, Toronto) for Morning Will Come
Ryerson University Award for Best Emerging Canadian Film/Videomaker from the Greater Toronto Area (GTA): In its second year, this award provides the recipient with a continuing education course (valued at $500) in the Chang School’s Film Studies program at Ryerson University.
Lesley Loksi Chan (Toronto) for Curse Cures
Tom Berner Award: This award, sponsored by LIFT, (The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto) commemorates the late Tom Berner, who for many years supported and nurtured Canadian filmmakers. The award is presented annually to an individual who has provided extraordinary support to the cause of independent filmmaking in Toronto:
The 2009 Tom Berner Award goes to Mike Hoolboom.
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