The 45th Student Film Festival August 23 to 27

Thursday August 28, 2014

2014 Awards for the student film festival -National competition and International Competition

Montreal, August 28, 2014 – The 45th edition of the Student Film Festival has announced the award-winning filmmakers for this year. Between August 23 and 27, 2014, the jury viewed 86 films in 2 competitive sections, comprising 26 Canadian films and 60 international films respectively.

The members of the 2014 jury are Roger Otis, a Montreal filmmaker whose own short film is entered this year in the official competition of the main festival, Leopoldo Soto, a Mexican filmmaker and critic, and Alisi Telengut, who won two prizes at previous festvals.  The Student Film Festival is organized within the framework of the Montreal World Film Festival.

 

AWARDS – 2014 CANADIAN STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL

NORMAN MCLAREN AWARD FOR THE OVERALL WINNER

TIL’ DEATH by Connor Gaston (Humber College, Toronto)

 

JURY AWARD

UN APRÈS-MIDI AVEC PAOLO by Anabelle Lavoie (Concordia University, Montréal)


BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM:

PULL UP YOUR PANTS by Adrian Wallace (Humber College, Toronto)


BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM:

COPPER OR PLASTIC by Michael Gannon (Concordia University, Montréal)


BEST FICTION FILM:

LIFERS by Joel Andrew Salaysay (Simon Fraser University, Vancouver)

 

Special mentions:
DRIFTWOOD by Chris Barnard (Ryerson University, Toronto)

UNORDINARY JOURNEY IN AN ORDINARY DAY by Yoshino Aoki (Concordia University, Montreal)

 

AWARDS – 2014 STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

FIRST PRIZE

BERLIN TROIKA by Andrej Gontcharov (DFFB, Berlin, Germany)

 

JURY AWARD

MORNING by Yakie Ayalon (Tel Aviv University, Israel)

 

BEST ANIMATION FILM

MY STUFFED GRANNY by Effie Pappa (National Film and Television School, London, United Kingdom)


BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM:

NADESHDA by Anna Frances Ewert (Munich Academy of TV and Film, Munich, Germany)


BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM:

SI NO SE PUEDE BAILAR, ESTA NO ES MI REVOLUCION by Lillah Halla (Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV de San Antonio de los Banos, Cuba)


BEST FICTION FILM:

LE DOIGT D’HONNEUR by Malika Pellicioli (École d’art de Lausanne, Switzerland)

 

Special mentions:
THE DIVIDE by Ashley Monti (American Film Institute, Los Angeles, USA)

TOBACCO BURN by Justin Liberman (School of the Arts, Columbia University, USA)

 

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                     The Montreal World Film Festival continues through September 1. Tickets are available at the box offices of the Imperial Cinema and the Cinéma du Quartier Latin, or online at the Admission site.


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