14th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival Announces Festival Award Winners

by aanationtalk on October 22, 20131345 Views

On Saturday, October 19 at imagineNATIVE’s Awards Show and Reception at The Hoxton, the esteemed Awards Jury considered film, video, radio and new media works from Canadian and international Indigenous artists to select winners in 12 categories plus two Pitch Prizes with over $20,000 in cash and $7,500 of in-kind services.
 
imagineNATIVE will offer FREE screenings of the Best Dramatic Feature winning film Satellite Boy on Sunday, October 20 at 8:30pm and a collection of the Best Shorts winning films at 9pm at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Previously scheduled ticketed screenings for Sunday, October 20 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox include award-winning films such as Row at 10:30am; Who Will Be A Gurkha? at 1:45pm; and Før Hun Kom, Etter Han Dro and Mohawk Midnight Runners as part of the Iron Men: Shorts Program at 3:15pm.

The 2013 Winners are:
 
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Row  – Producer, Houston R. Cypress
Presented by Slight Music – $500 cash award to musician
 
BEST EXPERIMENTAL
He Who Dreams – Director, Dana Claxon
Presented by Images Festival and imagineNATIVE – $1,000 cash award

BEST CANADIAN SHORT DRAMA
Mohawk Midnight Runners – Director, Zoe Hopkins
Presented by Canadian Media Production Association – $1,000 cash award
 
BEST SHORT CANADIAN DRAMA – HONOURABLE MENTION
Nuu (Octopus Story) – Producer, Jaalen Edenshaw

BEST SHORT DRAMA
Abalone – Director, Tracey Rigney
Presented by TVO – $1,000 cash award
 
BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY
Inuit Cree Reconciliation – Directors, Neil Diamond and Zacharias Kunuk
Presented by CBC – $1,000 cash award

BEST RADIO
Native Waves Radio: Resonating Reconciliation – Producer, Janet Rogers
Presented by Bell Media – $1,000 cash award

BEST NEW MEDIA
SKAHIÒN:HATI | RISE OF THE KANIEN’KEHÁ:KA LEGENDS – Artist: Skins 3.0 Collective
Presented by NBC Universal – $1,000 cash award

THE CYNTHIA LICKERS-SAGE AWARD FOR EMERGING TALENT
El Último Consejo (The Last Council) – Director, Itandehui Jansen
Presented by VTape – $1,000 cash award
 
BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE PRODUCTION AWARD
Baybayin (The Script) – Director, Kanakan Balintagos
Presented by Casion Rama and imagineNATIVE – $1,000 cash award
 
BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE PRODUCTION AWARD – HONORABLE MENTION
HuyHuy (Trade) – Director, Sky Hopinka
 
THE ELLEN MONAGUE AWARD FOR BEST YOUTH WORK
Før Hun Kom, Etter Han Dro (Before She Came, After He Left) – Director, Marja Bål Nango
Presented by RBC Royal Bank – $1,000 cash award
 
BEST DRAMATIC FEATURE
Satellite Boy – Director, Catriona McKenzie
Presented by Bell Media – $1,500 cash award
 
THE ALANIS OBOMSAWIN BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD
Who Will Be A Gurkha? – Director, Kesang Tseten
Presented by Super Channel – $1,500 cash award
 
SHAW MEDIA MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
Recipient: Marie Clements
Presented by Shaw Media – One-year mentorship with a Shaw Media Industry Professional
 
DRAMA PITCH PRIZE
Kaniehtiio Horn and Waneek Horn-Miller
Presented by APTN
 
DOCUMENTARY PITCH PRIZE
Theola Ross and Rachel Deutsch
Presented by APTN and CBC
 
The 14th annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festivalpresented the most compelling and distinctive Indigenous works from around the globe, October 16-20, 2013, in several downtown Toronto venues.
 
14th annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
FREE Encore Screenings
Sunday, October 20
TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West)
 
Best Dramatic Feature
Satellite Boy
8:30pm, Cinema 3
 
Best Shorts
9pm, Cinema 1
 
imagineNATIVE.org · facebook.com/imaginenative · @imagineNATIVE
 
Media Contact: FLIP Publicity & Promotions Inc., @flip_publicity
Michelle McTeague, 416.533.7710 X 253michelle@flip-publicity.com
Damien Nelson, 416.533.7710 X 221damien@flip-publicity.com

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