Images Festival 2007 Awards

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Images 2007The 20th Images Festival closed last weekend. These are the winners of the 2007 competition:

- Images Prize for the Best Canadian Media Artwork in the festival:
David Hoffos (Lethbridge, Alberta) for Scenes From the House Dream:
Bachelor’s Bluff

- National Film Board of Canada Award:
awarded by the NFB to the Best Emerging Canadian Film or Video Maker in the festival:
Andrea Cooper (Toronto) for Strange Things and Oh, Darlin…

- Best International On Screen (Film) Award:
Gerhard Holthuis (the Netherlands) Careless Reef #1

- Preface
Best International On Screen (Video) Award: Julia Meltzer and David Thorne / The Speculative Archive (USA) for We will
live to see these things, or, five pictures of what may come to pass.

- Best Off Screen Award: ex-aequo to Lonnie van Brummelen (the Netherlands) for Grossraum at
Gallery TPW
  and to Thomas Köner + Jürgen Reble (Germany) for Quasar

Steam Whistle Homebrew Award: for excellence and promise in a local artist to Christina Battle (Toronto) for Three Hours, Fifteen Minutes Before the Hurricane Struck

Overkill Award: for artists "whose work approaches extremes of incorrigibility through form
and/or content, and challenges our notions of edgy experimental
practice" to
Bruce McClure (New York) for They Wakened Later, Simultaneously, Much
. Honourable mention to Jennet Thomas (London, UK) for Because of
the War

- Marian McMahon Award:
Presented by the Images Festival to a woman filmmaker each year, this
award honours strong work in autobiography, the complexity of "subject"
and the spirit of Marian McMahon: to Sarah Pucill (London, UK) for Taking My Skin.

- York University Award for Best Student Film: determined by audience vote to
Laurynas Navidauskas (student at Simon Fraser University)
for Good Night Sleep Tight

- Vtape Award for Best Student Video: determined by audience vote to
Eric Hill (student at the University of Regina) for Error

- RBC "S is for Student" Award for Excellence: to Eric Hill (student at the University of Regina) for Error

- Tom Berner Award:
This award, sponsored by LIFT (The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of
Toronto) and the Images Festival commemorates the late Tom Berner, who
for many years supported and nurtured Canadian filmmakers. The award is
presented annually to an individual who has provided extraordinary
support to the cause of independent filmmaking in Toronto:
to Roberto Ariganello (Toronto)