CANADA’S GOLDEN SHEAF AWARD WINNERS
BEST OF FESTIVAL ... IT'S A TIE! FOLK ART FOUND ME Director: Alex Busby Producer: Alex Busby & Mike Mahoney Production Co: Wisdom Teeth Productions P.O. Box 233, Station M Halifax, NS B3J 2M4 Phone: (902) 426-6001 A direct and humourous documentary that allows the artist to explain what real folk art is. A celebration of the creative will, whether it's considered genuine, base or vulgar, and the need to express oneself. It snaps along with a great wit and is, in the end, an inspiration for everybody. THE MIGHTY RIVER Director: Frederic Back Producer: Hubert Tison Production Co: Societe Radio-Canada 1400 est, boul. Rene Levesque 17e etage Montreal, PQ H2L 2M2 Phone: (514) 597-4383 Viewers marvelled at "Crac!" and at "The Man who Planted Trees". Now Back has created a film that is even more wondrous, even more poetic. This time he gazes lovingly on waters that find their way to the wide-open sea, on the waters of the majestic St. Lawrence River. This voyage through time and space bears the name "The Might River". BEST ART DIRECTION - Russell Chick BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - Maris Jansons BEST ARTS / ENTERTAINMENT KURT BROWNING: YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS Director: Joan Tosoni Producer: John Brunton Production Co: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 205 Wellington Street West Toronto, ON M5V 3G7 Phone: (416) 205-3522 Four time world champion Kurt Browning and guest stars including Olympic champion Kristi Yamaguchi and Canadian champion Josee Chouinard. Highlights include a spoof of rocker Robert Palmer's most celebrated music video; a stunning black and white salute to the U.S. film noir genre of the 40's; and Browning's dazzling homage to movie musical legend Gene Kelly. BEST DIRECTION - Ron Meraska SUPERCHANNEL SCRIPT AWARD OF $ 1,000 - Richard Mortimer THE SCN ELIZABETH LOWRY AWARD OF $ 500 BEST EDUCATIONAL / INSTRUCTIONAL aidSCARE aidsCARE Director: Ron Meraska Producer: Lynn Harvey Production Co: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation P.O. Box 500, Station "A" Toronto, ON M5W 1E6 An hour long entertainment special featuring rap and rock music plus off-the-wall comedy. The entertainment for teens is underscored by a strong message of safe sex and AIDS. BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE SPECIAL JURY AWARD BEST DOCUMENTARY UNDER 30 MINUTES FOLK ART FOUND ME Director: Alex Busby Producer: Alex Busby / Mike Mahoney Production Co: Wisdom Teeth Productions P.O. Box 233, Station M Halifax, NS B3J 2M4 Phone: (902) 426-6001 A direct & humorous documentary that allows the artist to explain what real folk art is. A celebration of the creative will, whether it's considered genuine, base or vulgar, and the need to express oneself. It snaps along with a great wit & is, in the end, an inspiration for everybody. BEST SOUND - Michel Descombes & Luc Boudrias BEST ANIMATION THE MIGHTY RIVER Director: Frederic Back Producer: Hubert Tison Production Co: Societe Radio-Canada 1400 est, boul. Rene Levesque 17e etage Montreal, PQ H2L 2M2 Phone: (514) 597-4383 Viewers marvelled at "Crac!" and at "The Man who Planted Trees". Now Back has created a film that is even more wondrous, even more poetic. This time he gazes lovingly on waters that find their way to the wide-open sea, on the waters of the majestic St. Lawrence River. This voyage through time and space bears the name "The Might River". BEST VIDEOGRAPHY BEST DOCUMENTARY BY A BROADCASTER RED CAPITALISM Director: Mark Starowicz Producers: Mark Starowicz / Julia Bennett Production Co: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Documentary Unit 4A-100 Broadcasting Centre 205 Wellington Street West Toronto, ON M5V 3G7 Phone: (416) 205-8838 / 205-8864 China will dwarf other countries in our lifetimes; the documentary team set out to put a human face to an economic revolution by telling the stories of the people struggling to make it in the booming and corrupt city of Shenzhen. THE ANTOINETTE (NETTIE) KRYSKI CANADIAN HERITAGE AWARD OF $ 500 THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD KATHLEEN SHANNON AWARD OF $ 1,000 BEST MULTICULTURAL / RACE RELATIONS NUHONIYEH: OUR STORY Director: Allan Code / Mary Code Producer: Allan Code / Mary Code Production Co: Treeline Productions Tadoule Lake, MB R0B 2C0 Phone: (204) 684-2008 Fax: (204) 684-2008 A people displaced, degraded and almost destroyed by Government policy to divide them from their land and livelihood. The story of the Sayisi Dene, recounted by the survivors. BEST PERFORMANCE - Linda Roy UNE NUIT AVEC TOI (ONE NIGHT WITH YOU) Director: Claude Demers Producer: Martin Paul-Hus Production Co: Amerique Film 3575 St. Laurent, Mtl #314 Montreal, PQ H2X 2T7 Phone: (514) 844-0302 Un Homme, Deux Femmes. Une Nuit. Antoine est épris de Pamela et d'Anne-Isabelle avec qui il n'ete de couper le ponts. Alors qu'il rentre d'une soirée avec Pamela, un appel d'Anne- Isabelle vient tout chambarder. BEST EDITING ELVIS: AIRBORNE Director: Brownen Hughes Producer: Morgan Earl Production Co: Glen-Warren Entertainment Box 9 - Station O Toronto, ON M4A 2M9 Phone: (416) 299-2172 An intimate profile on Elvis Stojko. The Special explores Elvis' personal and professional life amidst the physical and emotional strain of shooting for Olympic Gold. BEST CHILDREN'S PRODUCTION THE BIGGEST LITTLE TICKET Director: Robert Lang Producer: Robert Lang / Peter Weyman Production Co: Lyric Film & Video Inc. 490 Adelaide St. W., Suite 304 Toronto, ON M5V 1T2 Phone: (416) 362-9822 A magic ticket takes a young girl on an adventure to an enchanted theatre where she meets a Troll, a Dragon, and is treated to a concert by Fred Penner, Bob Munsch, Rockapella and other greats. BEST COMMERCIAL (UNDER 2 MINUTES) GAMBIT / LA COMBINE (90 seconds) Director: F.W. Samms Producer: Dept. Of Foreign Affairs & International Trade Production Co: Dept. Of Foreign Affairs & International Trade BCC - C2, Room 120 125 Sussex Drive Ottawa, ON K1A 0G2 Phone: (613) 943-0052 The promise of quick cash lures Renee and Paul into bringing drugs back to Canada. In a tragic twist of fate, they find out that the risks and consequences of drug involvement are much greater than they had anticipated. BEST DOCUMENTARY OVER 30 MINUTES NO MAN'S LAND Director: Shelley Saywell Producer: Shelley Saywell Production Co: Bishari Film Productions Inc. 238 Davenport Road, #367 Toronto, ON M5R 1J6 Phone: (416) 964-6568 A focus on female war correspondents, their commonalities of experience and personal sacrifice. Less surprising than thought provoking. BEST DRAMA OVER 30 MINUTES A CITY OF TONGUES Director: Lewis Cohen / Joshua Dorsey Producer: Lewis Cohen Production Co: Big Fan Film #14 Palmerston Gardens Toronto, ON M6G 1V9 Phone: (416) 588-3544 Jammed from head to tail with bold colour canvasses, stark black & white landscapes and erotic video jolts "A City Of Tongues" is the story of Chantal's journey through a series of alienating and abusive relationships with men. BEST DRAMA UNDER 30 MINUTES THE ROWBOAT RIDE Director: Jacques Fournier Producer: Christiane Hameline Production Co: Bloom Films 318 Sherbrooke East Montreal, PQ H2X 1E6 Phone: (514) 982-9770 "The Rowboat Ride" is a turning point in the life of Lara, the grandmother, her two daughters, Halina and Katherine, and Amy, the daughter of the latter. Forced to submit to Katherine's implacalbe decisions on their behalf, Lara and Amy, linked by their lack of power, take off for a boat ride during which the grandmother startles her granddaughter with a distressing revelation about her past. BEST EXPERIMENTAL LOULOU: PRISONNIÉRE DE SES PASSIONS Director: Sylvie Peltier Producer: Melanie McCaig / Shelley Kirk Production Co: Sylvie Peltier 2693 Oxford Vancouver, BC V5K 1N2 Phone: (604) 251-9006 Memories of a goldfish named LouLou lead to a woman's fish-eyed exploration of her grandmother's life and passions. BEST INDUSTRIAL / PROMOTIONAL A WEB NOT A LADDER Director: Bonnie Dickie Producer: Chantal Bowen Production Co: National Film Board of Canada 3155 Côte de Liesse St. Laurent, PQ H4N 2N4 Phone: (514) 283-9805 / 283-9806 Featuring the personal stories and experiences of six women who won and operate successful businesses. "A Web Not A Ladder" offers suggestions on everything from how to deal with sexist loan policies of major lending institutions to business ethics and personal goals. While acknowledging the social barriers that women entrepreneurs still face, this video celebrates their strengths and accomplishments. BEST MUSIC VIDEO I WOULD DIE FOR YOU Director: Jeth Weinrich Producer: Braun Farnon Production Co: Red Motel Pictures 801 - 17th Ave. S.W. Calgary, AB T2T 0A1 Phone: (403) 541-0151 BEST PUBLIC AFFAIRS CBC NEWSWATCH: DEADBEAT DADS Producer: Gerry Wagschal Production Co: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 1400 Rene Levesque Blvd. East Room B96-1 Montreal, PQ H2L 2M2 Phone: (514) 597-6378 The story unmasks a classic deadbeat dad. He works 9-6, boasts about his flotilla of boats, but says he can't afford to support his daughter. BEST SCIENCE / NATURE BATTLE FOR THE TREES Director: John Edginton Producer: Gillian Darling / Jack Silberman Production Co: Sarus Productions Ltd. RR 1, G-46 Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G0 Phone: (604) 947-2914 This film travels to the heart of one of Canada's most contentious environmental crises - the struggle to protect British Columbia's disappearing rain forest. Through personal accounts of people close to the issue, the film explores the controversy and solutions to the war in the woods. BEST TELEVISION DRAMATIC TV SERIES EPISODE THE ODYSSEY: BUT WHERE IS HERE (Episode 21) Director: Steve DiMarco Producer: Michael Chechik Production Co: Water Street Pictures Ltd. #204 - 11 Water Street Vancouver, BC V6B 1A7 Phone: (604) 681-6543 Twelve year old Jay Ziegler falls from a treefort and goes into a coma. As he lies unconscious in hospital, watched over by doctors, his mother and friends, Jay's mind journeys to another world. His two worlds are strangely parallel, except that there are no adults in his new existence, and children live in tribe-like clubs, supervised from a distant tower by the mysterious fifteen year old Brad and his ‘Monitors'. THE BEST OF SASKATCHEWAN THE GRANDFATHER'S CHILDREN Director: Chris Triffo Producer: Chris Triffo Production Co: Partners in Motion 2758 Partridge Cres. Regina, SK S4R 8J5 Phone: (306) 545-2228 This music video relates directly to the spirit of the over 4500 Indigenous Athletes who participated in the 1993 North American Indigenous Games which were held in Prince Albert, SK in the summer of 1993. SPECIAL JURY AWARDS CHILDREN OF JERUSALEM: YACOUB Director: Beverly Shaffer Producer: Beverly Shaffer / Colin Neale Production Co: National Film Board of Canada 3155 Côte de Liesse St. Laurent, PQ H4N 2N4 Phone: (514) 283-9805 / 283-9806 A portrait of 9 year old Yacoub, a Christian Palestinian who lives in the old city of Jerusalem. "Children of Jerusalem" will help children to recognize their similarities and to respect cultural, racial and religious differences. LAWN AND ORDER Director: Adrienne Mitchell / Janis Lundman Producer: Adrienne Mitchell / Janis Lundman Production Co: Lawn and Order Films 110 Spadina Avenue, #800 Toronto, ON M5K 2K4 Phone: (416) 360-1126 Journeying through cities, suburbs, plains and desert, "Lawn And Order" is a fun, hilarious and touching documentary which reveals the zany and obsessive fascination North Americans have with their front yard. RETURN TO THE WARSAW GHETTO Director: Steve Paikin Producer: Steve Paikin Production Co: TV Ontario 2180 Younge Street Toronto , ON M4T 2T2 Phone: (416) 484-2600 On April 19, 1993 tens of thousands of Jews, from around the world, including 150 from Canada, gathered in Warsaw, Poland to observe the 50th anniversary of the Ghetto Uprising. We follow three families through their odyssey in Warsaw and watch as the older generation comes to terms with it's past and tries to pass on its knowledge and experience to the younger generation. SPACE FOR FOUR Director: Andrew Cochrane Producer: Andrew Cochrane Production Co: Andrew Cochrane Associates ltd. 1820 Hollis Street, Suite 300 Halifax, NS B3J 1W4 Phone(902) 421- 9777 What does it take to become an astronaut? When the Canadian Space Agency asked for applications, over 5300 people responded to find out. Only four would be chosen. The film maker gained rare access to the Canadian astronaut selection process as 20 remarkable finalists try to beat greater than 1300 - 1 odds to get a seat on the space shuttle. THE BELLRINGER Director: Michael Gibson Producer: Brenda Sherwood Production Co: Bellringer Productions Inc. 160 Wineva Avenue Toronto, ON M4E 2T4 A young boy develops magical powers throught the bell on his tricycle, powers that help him to finally overcome the fear of his dead father. THE SISTERS Director: Penny McCann Producer: Penny McCann Production Co: Drowning Ladies Productions 145 Clarence Street, # 207 Ottawa, ON K1N 1B7 Phone: (613) 562-8130 Set in Eastern Ontario in 1917 and present- day, "The Sisters" is a haunting tale of the ties that bind women and sisters together. From etchings on a gravestone we are drawn into the lives of the Hagan sisters and the tragic story of their shared young deaths. In a compelling blend of women's socail history and drama. "The Sisters uses evocative and sensuous imagery to reveal a story that is at once both poignant and celebratory. THEM THAT'S NOT: SINGLE WOMEN AND THE WELFARE SYSTEM Director: Christene Brown Producer: Silva Basmajian Production Co: National Film Board of Canada 3155 Côte de Liesse Ville St- Laurent, PQ H4N 2N4 Phone: (514) 283-9438 This documentary on the state of poverty among women and children in Canada examines the welfare system as a perpetuator of a set financial status. A cry for change in an inadequate program, "Welfare Mother" looks at issues of racism and sexism within the context of the system while exploring the increasing trouble presented by our national economic state and the poor response of the welfare institution. Through interviews with the welfare recipients, major areas of difficulty are cited as inefficiency, lack of incentive and absence of opportunity for recipients to seek and secure alternatives to the income provided through welfare.
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