If you’re a Canadian short film fan and ever wondered if any of these quality films and their passionate filmmakers are acknowledged and awarded, look no further than the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television’s Canadian Screen Awards.
The Canadian Screen Awards will be celebrating the best in Canadian television, film and digital media during Canadian Screen Week from March 7th to 13th this year. The fun culminates on March 13th at 8 p.m. with the 2-hour broadcast of the awards ceremony on CBC-TV.
A total of 15 shorts are nominated in three categories and are as follows:
Best Short Documentary:
- Bacon & God’s Wrath – Sol Friedman
- The Little Deputy – Trevor Anderson, Blake McWilliam
- Quiet Zone – David Bryant, Julie Roy, Karl Lemieux
- Rebel/Bihttoš – Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Laura Good
- World Famous Gopher Hole Museum – Chelsea McMullan, Douglas Nayler
Best Live Action Short Drama:
- Blue Thunder/Bleu Tonnerre – Philippe-David Gagné, Jean-Marc E. Roy
- Mynarski Death Plummet – Matthew Rankin, Gabrielle Tougas-Fréchette
- Overpass/Viaduc – Patrice Laliberté
- Roberta – Catherine Chagnon, Caroline Monnet
- She Stoops To Conquer – Zack Russell
Best Animated Short:
- Autos Portraits – Claude Cloutier, Julie Roy
- The Ballad Of Immortal Joe – Hector Herrera, Pazit Cahlon
- BAM – Howie Shia, Michael Fukushima, Maral Mohammadian
- In Deep Waters – Sarah Van den Boom, Julie Roy, Richard Van den Boom
- The Sleepwalker/Sonámbulo – Theodore Ushev
Hopefully during the television broadcast we’ll get to see clips of all the shorts, as well as a chance to see the filmmakers in the audience. Congratulations and good luck to all the nominees at this year’s Canadian Screen Awards ceremony!
Tweet With Canadian Reflections and SFF in March: As an added bonus to Canadian short film fans, some of these nominated shorts will also be broadcasting on the CBC-TV short film program, Canadian Reflections, in March. Stay tuned to Short Film Fan for details on which films will be aired on the show and for information about some fun Tweeting that you can participate in!