Awards for 2012
Best Live-Action Short
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."
Best Animated Short
Best Experimental Short
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."
Best Documentary Short
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."
Best Canadian Short
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
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
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