18th Annual Edition
November 6-16, 2014 

Saturday, 13 November 2010 21:25
2010 Festival Award Winners

NFB BEST CANADIAN FILM OR VIDEO AWARD WINNER:

ONE BIG HAPA FAMILY
Dir. Jeff Chiba Stearns

Notes from the jury: "An extraordinary work that combines home-movies, history and first person accounts, it is a journey of self-discovery that includes the voices of 4 generations of a Canadian family. Written, directed and edited by the filmmaker, he has taken the particular and has made it universal in both form and content."

- All Canadian works are eligible for this prize.
- Prize includes:
- $2,500 production budget prize towards the development of winner’s next project

WIFT-T AWARD

SEEING THROUGH THE SPIDER'S WEB
Dir. Jane Kim

Notes from the jury: "A feminist story that takes the viewer on an emotional and honest journey in which the filmmaker confronts her motherʼs veiled past."

- All films made by female GTA-based artists are eligible for this prize.
- Prize includes:
- $1,200 programming pass, one-year membership and mentorship from WIFT-T
- $1,000 rental credit at Videoscope

ASTRAL’S HAROLD GREENBERG FUND BEST FEATURE FILM OR VIDEO AWARD

DEAR DOCTOR
Dir. Miwa Nishikawa


Notes from the jury: "This story of a beloved country doctor disguises itself as a gentle comedy before revealing itself as a provocative argument for the morality of an honorable lie."

- All feature works are eligible for this prize.
- Prize includes:
- $1,000 cash prize

TSV VISIONARY VIDEO AWARD

REDRESS REMIX
Dir. Lesley Loksi Chan

Notes from the jury: "An important, timely work that freshly illuminated historical, political and personal struggles and brought a brilliant combination of research and innovation into the process of reclaiming our history."

- All videos made by GTA-based artists are eligible for this prize.
- Prize includes:
- $650 in TSV membership dues and services
- $100 cash prize upon completion of new work made at Trinity Square Video

REEL ASIAN AUDIENCE AWARD

TOILET
Dir. Naoko Ogigami


- All feature films at the festival are eligible for this prize.
- Prize includes:
- $500 cash prize

ANIMASIAN AWARD

NATURE ON ITS COURSE
Dir. Su-An Ng

Notes from the jury: "Combining multiple techniques, this filmmakerʼs first film has a strong and original approach both technically and conceptually, tackling a complex issue with the lightness of freshly fallen snow."

- All animated films and videos are eligible for this prize.
- Prize includes:
- 
$500 cash prize

LIFT AND FUJI BEST FILM AWARD

THE AUCTION
Dir. Gloria Kim

Notes from the jury: "A wonderfully rendered love letter to familial sacrifice and the struggle of new Canadian families."

- All films made by GTA-based artists are eligible.
- Prize includes:
- $280 in LIFT membership dues and services
- $500 credit towards LIFT equipment and facility rentals, workshops and courses
- 5 rolls of Fuji 16mm film

MOVIEOLA BEST SHORT FILM OR VIDEO AWARD

JUNKO’S SHAMISEN
Dir. Sol Friedman

Notes from the jury: "A crash-bang distillation of pop genres. It is a seamless mash-up of live-action, drama, anime and manga that tells a classic story of revenge and poetic justice in which violence is deftly handled."

- Opportunity for broadcast on Movieola.
- Prize includes:
- $300 cash prize