imagineNATIVE 2015 Award Winners

The 2015 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival Award Winners are:

 

DRAMA PITCH PRIZE
Project: The Paradigm - Recipient: Roxann Whitebean
Presented by Aboriginal Peoples Television Network

 

DOCUMENTARY PITCH PRIZE
Project: Shattering Silences: An Indigenous Woman's Journey Out of Domestic Violence
Recipient: Tasha Beeds
Presented by Aboriginal Peoples Television Network

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Nitahkôtân (I Have Arrived) - Director, Moe Clark
Presented by Slaight Music – $500 cash award to musician and $500 to Indigenous creative

 

BEST EXPERIMENTAL
Tai Whetuki - House of Death - Director, Lisa Reihanna
Presented by imagineNATIVE - $1000 cash award

 
 

BEST CANADIAN SHORT DRAMA
Clouds of Autumn - Director, Trevor Mack
Presented by imagineNATIVE - $1000 cash award

 

BEST SHORT DRAMA
Stoerre Vaerie (Northern Great Mountain) - Director/Producer: Amanda Kernell
Presented by Super Channel - $1000 cash award

 

BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY
Nowhere Land - Director, Bonnie Ammaq
Presented by TVO - $1000 cash award

 

BEST AUDIO WORK
Reach for the Stars - Producer, Crystal Favel
Presented by imagineNATIVE - $1000 cash award

 

BEST DIGITAL MEDIA
Sky Pets - Artist, Shandiin Woodward
Presented by NBC Universal - $1000 cash award

 

THE JANE GLASSCO AWARD FOR EMERGING TALENT
The Routes - Director, James McDougall
Presented by CJ Foundation - $2,000 cash award

 

CYNTHIA LICKERS-SAGE AWARD FOR EMERGING TALENT
Le Dep - Director, Sonia Boileau
Presented by VTape - $1000 cash award

 

HONOURABLE MENTION
Dancing the Space Between - Director: Lacy J. Morin-Desjarlai, and Producer: Trudy Stewart and Janine Windolph
imagineNATIVE is awarding a special Honourable Mention this year for the short film “Dancing the Space Inbetween” to recognize the tragic death of director Lacy J. Morin-Desjarlais. Lacy was a committed young artist who died last February in a car accident that also took the life of her collaborator on the film, Regina artist Michele Sereda. The tragedy also claimed the life of well-known Calgary theatre artist Michael Green and Blackfoot elder Narcisse Blood. 
Lacy was dedicated to her art, which bridged traditional culture and contemporary practice, as seen in this beautiful film, an elegy to the children who died attending the Regina Indian Industrial School. 

 

BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE PRODUCTION AWARD
Bulunu Milkarri - Director, Sylvia Nulpinditj
Presented by Indigenous Media Initiatives - $1000 cash award

 

THE ELLEN MONAGUE AWARD FOR BEST YOUTH WORK
Lo Que Quiero Decirte - Director, Raquiel Palomino Ochoa
Presented by RBC - $1000 cash award

 

BEST DRAMATIC FEATURE
Mekko - Director, Sterlin Harjo
Presented by Bell Media - $2,000 cash award

 

THE ALANIS OBOMSAWIN BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD
The Price of Peace - Director, Kim Webby and Producer, Christina Milligan
Presented by imagineNATIVE - $2,000 cash award

 

THE AUGUST SCHELLENBERG AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
Tantoo Cardinal
Presented by ACTRA Performers' Rights Society & ACTRA National and generous individual donors - $1500 cash award

 

THE AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD
Fire Song – Director Adam Garnet Jones
Presented by Air Canada - $1000 cash award