Sunday, 21 June 2009

Worldwide Short Film Festival 2009 - Awards

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The Worldwide Short Film Festival started with the Award Winner shorts screening, and now we bookend closing day with the annoucement of award winners for the festivals 15th year. For the Audience Awards, the audience rating all films from 1 to 5 after the screenings. Those ballots have been casted and counted and here are the winners of the Audience Award and Juried Awards for the 2009 Worldwide Short Film Festival. Top honours for Best Live Action Short goes to Nicolas Silhol for My Name is Dominic / Tous les enfants s'appellent Dominique which enables its eligibility for the 2009 Academy Awards. Congratulations to all the award winners and honourable mentions!

Audience Award
Paul Rondin Is... Paul Rondin / Paul Rondin est... Paul Rondin, directed by Frederick Vin (See review on Day 2)

Best Live Action Short
Winner: Nicolas Silhol for My Name is Dominic / Tous les enfants s'appellent Dominique (See review on Day 4)
Honourable Mention: Joost Van Ginkel for Sand / Zand (See review on Day 4)

Best Emerging Canadian Filmmaker
Winner: Aparna Kapur for Amma
Honourable Mention: Joseph Johnson Cami & Ayelen Liberona for Becoming

Best Cinematography in a Canadian Short
Winner: Cinematographer Miroslaw Baszak for The Water
Honourable Mention: Director/Cinematographer Pedro Pires for Danse Macabre

Best Animated Short
Hanna Heilborn and David Aronowitsch for Slaves

Best Canadian Short
Ky Nam Le Duc for Land of Men / Terre des hommes

The Best Experimental Short
Winner: Pedro Pires for Danse Macabre
Honourable Mention: Servane Phillips and Nathalie Robison for Inscape (See review on Day 2)

Best Documentary Short
Rhys Graham for Skin

The Best Performance prize (Female)
Leora Rivlin for Wind Chimes

Best Performance Prize (Male)
Jack Wouterse for Sand / Zand (See review on Day 4)

Best Performance Prize (Ensemble)
Kil-ho Kim & Tae-hoon Lee for Auld Lang Syne

Screenplay Giveaway Prize
Kate Hewlett for She Said Lenny

The Worldwide Short Film Festival ran from June 16-21, 2009 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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