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CineSiege 2008 Awards

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Kodak Award for Best Cinematography

Joshua Fraiman

A Stir in the Forest (16 min)

Director: Madeleine Sims-Fewer
Adaptor: Madeleine Sims-Fewer
Producer: Madeleine Sims-Fewer
Director of Photography: Joshua Fraiman
1st Assistant Director: Matthew Hotson
Sound Design: Katie Halliday
Editor: Joshua Fraiman
Composer: Ryan Carr
Visual Effects: Michael Boers
Young Penny: Brianna Andrade-Gomez
Young Primrose: Camden Angelis
James Black: Jeremy Birrell
Old Penny: Marion Green
Old Primrose: Maureen Burgoyne
Tour Guide: Sean Elliot
Miss Simmons: Madeleine Sims-Fewer

On a trip to a country manor, Penny revisits haunting memories of her childhood evacuation from London during World War II. Based on the short story “The Thing in the Forest” by A.S. Byatt.

Best Sound

Daniel McIntyre, sound designer

Demise (10 min)

Director: Daniel McIntyre
Composer: Mark Savoia
Additional Music: Johnathan Isaac, Aaron Ritchie
Animators: Daniel McIntyre, Aaron Ritchie

Graffiti takes over the city as a man finds it taking over his dreams. When it disappears from reality, he finds himself haunted by its imprint.

Best Editing

Mike Boers and Matt Nayman

Outpost 62 (6 min)

Director: Luke Van Osch
Director of Photography: Alejandro Munoz
Producer: Matt Nayman
Sound: Dan Reis, Brandon Lane
Editors: Mike Boers, Matt Nayman
Soldier: Brandon Brackenbury
Gas Man: Mark Van Osch

A war veteran is haunted by the past.

Creative Courage Award

Matthew Yipchuck

The Myth of Persephone (10 min)

Director: Matthew Yipchuck
Director of Photography: Tess Marie Garneau
Sound: Shannon Fewster
Editor: Janna Jeffrey

"It's not easy being a Greek goddess, especially when your life is a movie musical.”

Based on an original piece written and composed by Tom Kerr.

Best Fiction Film

Symone Roper

Seize the Day (16 min)

Director: Symone Roper
Writer: Symone Roper
Producer: Alessia Domanico
Director of Photography: Mehran Jabbari
Editor: Stephanie Law
Sound Editor: Maria-Saroja Ponnambalam

A young man faces an incredibly daunting day attempting to manage his own interests while supporting his family.

Best Documentary

Maria-Saroja Ponnambalam

La Consecuencia de La Lluvia (17 min)

Director: Maria-Saroja Ponnambalam
Director of Photography: Maria-Saroja Ponnambalam
Editors: Maria-Saroja Ponnambalam, Aliyyah Fazil

Since the presidency of Hugo Chavez, the poor in Venezuela have received more attention than ever before. A journey through an impoverished barrio of Caracas explores the communication gap between the community’s inhabitants and their Communal Council leaders.

Best Documentary -
Honourable Mention

Aliyyah Fazil

Criterion Cell (15 min)

Director: Aliyyah Fazil
Director of Photography: Noah Bingham
Sound: Maria-Saroja Ponnambalam
Editors: Samantha Shute, Aliyyah Fazil
Sound Editor: Brandon Lane
Composer: Maria-Saroja Ponnambalam

Imprisonment through two different perspectives.

Best Documentary -
Honourable Mention

Danielle Hebscher

Fort Severn (16 min)

Director: Danielle Hebscher
Director of Photography: Kirk Holmes
Producers: Danielle Hebscher and Ian Campbell
Sound: Danielle Hebscher
Editor: Ian Campbell

An intimate exploration of Ontario's northernmost community told through the stories of its Cree inhabitants.

Best Alternative

Pouyan Jafarizadeh Dezfoulian

Morning Will Come (15 min)

Director: Pouyan Jafarizadeh Dezfoulian
Writer: Pouyan Jafarizadeh Dezfoulian
Director of Photography: Mikhail Petrenko
Sound: Alex Unger
Editor: Pouyan Jafarizadeh Dezfoulian

This story about a hero with a thousand faces deals with gender identity against the backdrop of traditional cultural values and expectations.

Best Alternative
Honourable Mention

Tara Khalili

No One Thinks about the Garden (7 min)

Director: Tara Khalili
Script Assistance: Pouyan Jafarizadeh Dezfoulian
Director of Photography: Tara Khalili
Gaffer: Mehran Jabarri
Makeup: Vala Sharavi
Editing: Tara Khalili
Sound Engineering: Siamak Janjaali
Sound Editing: Tara Khalili
Visual Effects: Kajeh Mehrizi

Vala Sharavi - Andreea Paraschiv
Voice Overs:

Homeira k Rad, Alireza Khalili, Siavash Shabanpour

A day in the life of an isolated and ill grandmother.

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