Last night was the first Calgary International Film Festival Awards Party, where they handed out a variety of awards to celebrate some of the best of the festival. State of (the) Art was honoured by the audience for Favourite Documentary Short! Considering the level of amazing doc work in the program it was truly a wonderful surprise to the evening.
A list of all the winners:
Special Jury Mention: MAN PROPOSES, GOD DISPOSES directed by Daniel Leo
Best Overall Short (Live Action or Animated): SKIN FOR SKIN directed by Carol Beecher and Kevin Kurytnik
Best Alberta Short: BREATHING THROUGH A STRAW directed by Leigh Rivenbark
Best Documentary Short: AFTER LIFE directed by Prisca Bouchet and Nick Mayow
Audience Favourite, Alberta Feature - LIVING PROOF, directed by Matt Embry
Audience Favourite, Narrative Feature - INDIAN HORSE, directed by Stephen Campanelli
Audience Favourite, Documentary Feature - MIGHTY GROUND, directed by Delila Vallot
Audience Favourite, Alberta Short- SKIN FOR SKIN, directed by Carol Beecher and Kevin Kurytnik
Audience Favourite, Narrative Short (Live Action or Animated) - LA MADRE BUENA, directed by Sarah Clift
Audience Favourite, Documentary Short - STATE OF (THE) ART, directed by Chris Dowsett
Again, a huge thanks to all the audience members who voted. While we spend most of our time staring at all the things we got wrong, you find all the things we got right.
Till the next one.