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Atlantic Film Festival Awards

The following awards for the 26th Atlantic Film Festival were presented Friday, September 22 in the Bluenose Room at the Delta Halifax.

Atlantic Awards

Best Atlantic Short ($5,000 service package)
Sponsored by Eyes Post Group and open to all Atlantic work 60 minutes and under.
Winner: Justin Simms - Punch-Up at a Wedding
Honourable Mention: Jackie Torrens - Pickled Punk

Best Atlantic Feature
Sponsored by the Atlantic Film Festival
Winner: Camelia Frieberg - A Stone's Throw

Michael Weir Award for Best Original Screenplay ($1,500 cash)
Sponsored by Michael Weir Foundation for the Arts
Winner: Justin Simms - Punch-Up at a Wedding

Rex Tasker Documentary Award ($1,000 cash)
Sponsored by National Film Board of Canada and open to all Atlantic documentaries.
Winner: Nance Ackerman & Ed Buchanan - Cottonland

Ed Higginson Cinematography Award ($12,500 equipment and service package)
Sponsored by Sim Video and William F White International Inc.
Winner: Alain Dupras - Cottonland

Best Director ($1,000 cash)
Sponsored by the Directors Guild of Canada
Winner: Tie
Justin Simms - Punch-Up at a Wedding
Nance Ackerman & Ed Buchanan - Cottonland

PowerPost Craft Awards:
Best Art Direction ($500 cash to award recipient, $10,000 services to director)
Sponsored by PowerPost
Winner: Stephen Osler - Young Triffie

Best Editing ($500 cash to award recipient, $10,000 services to director)
Sponsored by PowerPost
Winner: Angela Baker - Heads Up!

Best Sound Design ($500 cash to award recipient, $10,000 services to director)
Sponsored by PowerPost
Winners: Fred Brennan, Steve Munro, David Pellerin, Jim Rillie - A Stone's Throw

Best Original Score ($500 cash to award recipient, $10,000 services to director)
Sponsored by PowerPost
Winner: Sandy Moore - Dinner for One

CBC Award
Sponsored by CBC Television
Winners: Barrie Dunn, Michael Volpe & Mike Clattenburg

Canadian Awards

Best Canadian Short ($2,000 cash, $3,000 film stock)
Sponsored by Kodak Canada Inc.
Winner: Megan Martin - Ninth Street Chronicles
Honourable Mention: Jamie Travis - The Saddest Boy in the World

Best Canadian Feature ($10,000 service package)
Sponsored by Panavision
Winner: Philippe Falardeau - Congorama

Best Canadian Documentary
Sponsored by the Atlantic Film Festival
Winner: Jennifer Baichwal - Manufactured Landscapes

Best Actor
Sponsored by the Atlantic Film Festival
Winner: Patrice Robitaille - Cheech

Best Actress
Sponsored by the Atlantic Film Festival
Winner: Tie
Genevieve Bujold - Délivrez-Moi
Juliette Gosselin - Délivrez-Moi
Celine Bonnier - Délivrez-Moi

The Linda Joy Media Arts Awards were also presented Friday, September 22, during the 26th Atlantic Film Festival in Halifax.

CBC Television Script Development Award
Winner: Lois Brown and Justin Simms (NL) - Hypergraphia

Joy Award
Winner: Jason Buxton (NS) - Wasteland

Joy Post Award
Winner: Ariela Pahlke (NS) - Burning Rubber

Newfoundland Joy Award
Winner: Jordan Canning & Christian Sparkes (NL) - Blood Stains

Colin Barnhill Memorial Award
Winner: Jim McSwain (NS) & Connell Smith (NB)

The New Brunswick Joy Award will be presented in November at the Silver Wave
Festival in Fredericton.


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