Awards for 2012

Best Live-Action Short

WINNER

A Fábrica: Aly Muritiba
The jury remarked: "This daring and emotional story of family ties took us on an intense journey beneath the hard surface of a brutal environment, to find the spark and beauty of the human condition. Nuanced performances, compelling storytelling and outstanding direction deliver a punch to the gut."

IN-COMPETITION

Seven Years of Winter: Marcus Schwenzel (director) (Picturewise Film (production company))

Best Animated Short

WINNER

The Maker: Christopher Kezelos (director), Christine Kezelos (producer) (Zealous Creative (production company))

Best Experimental Short

WINNER

Gravity of Center: Thibaut Duverneix
The jury remarked: "Rhythmic and inventive this film creates new forms in the language of film; cerebral and emotional, it dares to dream."

IN-COMPETITION

Moving Stories: Nicolas Provost
Honourable Mention.

Best Documentary Short

WINNER

Eighty Eight: Seb Feehan
The jury remarked: "This intimate portrait of a man and his desire to embrace life inspired the jury and brought tears to their eyes. This short deserved to be honoured in recognition of its treatment of its subject, its examination of love and life lessons learned."

IN-COMPETITION

Best Canadian Short

WINNER

Edmond était un âne: Franck Dion
This award is accompanied by a prize of $5,000. The jury remarked: "For its depth of story, sensitivity and off-beat depiction of a highly original character, this year's choice inspired the jury to follow their bliss."

Best Performance in a Live-Action Short

Best Performance in a Live Action Short

WINNER

Mon amoureux: Miss Ming
The jury remarked: "A sympathetic, delicate and charming portrayal that engages the audience in a sensitive moral debate. The jury was seduced by the talent of this actress who delivered a touching performance 'troublante de vérité'."

Best Cinematography in a Canadian Short Film

The Kodak Award for Best Cinematography in a Canadian Short

WINNER

Gravity of Center: Christophe Collette
The jury remarked: "This rhythmic film captures the human form and the aesthetics of movement through its precise composition, masterful use of light and shadows and seamless transitions

Audience Award

WINNER

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