1997 Winners

 

CANADA’S GOLDEN SHEAF AWARD WINNERS
1997


BEST OF THE FESTIVAL sponsored by Morris Industries
BEST COMEDY
Sylvain Gingras for BEST ART DIRECTION
Serge Ladouceur for BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Sylvain Guy for BEST DIRECTION sponsored by Norman Jewison
Louis Dupire/Richard Lavoie for BEST SOUND

"ZIE 37 STAGEN"
Producer: Marcel Giroux
Director: Sylvain Guy
Prod. Co.:	GPA Films Inc.
		437 LaFayette
		Longueuil, PQ
		J4K 3A4
		Ph: (514) 674-4536 Fax: (514) 674-1379

This award-winning comedy follows a political assassination, a
tidal wave, a passage through Heaven and Hell and against the
will of a vile actor, an apprentice terrorist and a doe-eyed
secretary find love in an elevator.

BEST EXPERIMENTAL
John Gurdebeke for BEST EDITING sponsored by Studio Post
Robert Huculak/William Hahn for BEST SCRIPT sponsored by
  SuperChannel

"MERWINSVILLE"
Prod.: Robert Huculak/William Hahn
Dir: William Hahn
Prod. Co.:	North/South Pictures
		440 Nairn Ave.
		Winnipeg, MB R2L 0X2
		(2040 668-3448

A portrait of a European immigrant set in the great depression,
who hopes the train will reunite him with his lost daughter.

BEST EDUCATIONAL/INSTRUCTIONAL sponsored by SCN
Brian Johnson for BEST VIDEOGRAPHY

"CAUGHT IN THE NET"
Prod.:	Nathan Neumer/Lori Roth/George Johnson
Dir.:	David Tennant
Prod. Co.:	Still Water Pictures Inc.
		Suite 411, 425 Carrall St.
		Vancouver, BC V6B 6E3
		(604) 664-0458

When Adam meets Raven in an on-line discussion group, he thinks
he's met someone special - she's got auburn hair, soft blue
eyes and shares his tastes in ideas, music and books.

BEST DOCUMENTARY OVER 30 MINUTES sponsored by
  Arts & Entertainment
WINNER OF THE NFB KATHLEEN SHANNON AWARD OF $  1000

"THE ROAD TAKEN"
Prod.:	Dale Phillips
Dir.:	Selwyn Jacob
Prod. Co.:	Selwyn Enterprises Inc.
		959 Rice Rd.
		Edmonton, AB   T6R 1B1
		(403) 430-6029

An expansive protrait of blacks who worked as sleeping car
porters on Canada's major railroads from the early 1900's
through the 1960's.

BEST ANIMATION sponsored by Playback

"ERNIE'S IDEA"
Prod.:	Svend-Erik Eriksen/Barbara Janes
Dir.:	Peter Vogler/Claire Maxwell
Prod. Co.:	National Film Board of Canada
		3155 Cote de Liesse
		St. Laurent, PQ   H4N 2N4
		(514) 283-9805/06

Ernie's Idea is a short animated film about a character, Ernie,
who gets an idea and doesn't know what to do with it.  It,
however, knows what to do with him.  Ernie comes to realize the
importance of entertaining ideas, no matter if they are big or
small, bright or stupid, because in the end, they are all
Ernie's ideas.

BEST ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT sponsored by SaskPower

"A TALE OF TANGLEWOOD: PETER GRIMES REBORN"
Prod.:	Daniel Iron/Jennifer Jonas
Dir.:	Barbara Willis Sweete
Prod. Co.:	Rhombus Media Inc.
		489 King St. W., Ste. 102
		Toronto, ON   M5V 1L3
		(416) 971-7856

This weaves a tapestry that travels back and forth over the
fifty years that separate the original performance of the opera
in June of 1946 with the remounting of the opera in June or
1996.  The film draws parallels between the two productions as
they build in momentum and culminate with the sizzling
performance.

BEST CHILDREN'S PRODUCTION sponsored by
  Shaw Children's Programming Initiative

"THE COMPOSER'S SPECIALS: ROSSINI'S GHOST"
Prod.:	David Devine/Richard Mozer/Jan Oparty
Dir.:	David Devine
Prod. Co.:	Devine Productions Ltd.
		2 Berkeley St., Ste. 504
		Toronto, ON   M5A 2W3
		(416) 264-2282

In a kitchen in Italy in 1862, little Reliana helps her
grandmother, Rosalie, make pasta sauce.

COMMUNITY CABLE UNDER 60 MINUTES sponsored by Life Network

"JAMES & KEVIN SHOW #2-96"
Prod.:	John Kennedy
Dir.:	Jack Hilkewich/John Kennedy
Prod. Co.:	Cable Regina
		2250 Park St.
		Regina, SK   S4N 7K7
		(306) 563-5366

James and Kevin wander through the community, interviewing
local people, acting in comedy skits, commercial, and pop
culture parody.  It'd funny - really, really funny.

BEST COMMERCIAL UNDER 2 MINUTES

"POSTER CHILD"
Prod.:	Daniel Hill
Dir.:	Drew Mullin
Prod. Co.:	Paulus Productions
		460 Palmerston Blvd.
		Toronto, ON   M6G 2P1
		(416) 534-8115

Child Find's first PSA opens with a happy image - an angelic
young girl sitting on her front porch, drawing.  But loud,
adult footsteps approach, and as she looks up to see who's
there, the girl's face becomes one of thousands tacked to rows
of telephone poles.

DOCUMENTARY BY A BROADCASTER

"POLITICAL PULP"
Prod.:	Howard Green
Dir.:	Joy Crysdale
Prod. Co.:	CBC - Television
		205 Wellington St. W.
		Toronto, ON   M5V 3G7
		(416) 205-7533

Al Wong is an entrepreneur, who give his all to develop his
dream: a process that turns straw into paper.

BEST DOCUMENTARY UNDER 30 MINUTES

"NOWHERE ELSE TO LIVE"
Prod./Dir.: Alan Handel
Prod. Co.:	Alan Handel Productions Inc.
		3816 Marlowe Ave.
		Montreal, PQ    H4A 3M1
		(514) 484- 1979

Mexico City has grown from 1 million to 20 million in 40 years.
The documentary is an intimate and dramatic look at three
illegal squatters in Mexico City, where the most precious
commodity is a place to live.

BEST DRAMA

"THE HANGMAN'S BRIDE"
Prod./Dir.: Naomi McCormack
Prod. Co.: Word of Mouth Productions
		505-680 Queen's Quay W.
		Toronto, ON   M5V 2Y9
		(416) 260-1711

This is a true story of a condemned serving maid and a french
soldier, who meet in 1751 in the prison of Montreal and against
all odds, outwit both the gallows and the law.

BEST INDUSTRIAL/PROMOTIONAL

"BONDING AND GROUNDING"
Prod.:	Ted Edwards
Dir.:	Howard Shaw
Prod. Co.:	BC Tel Media Resources Centre
		4-3777 Kingsway
		Burnaby, BC   V5H 3Z7
		(604) 432-2691

This is a physical attachment of a wire from the telephone
service (wires on the poles) to a grounding rod in order to
divert electricity or lightening from entering a customer's
home.

BEST MULTICULTURAL/RACE RELATIONS sponsored by MCOS/YDMC

"BORN HUTTERITE"
Prod.:	Dale Phillips
Dir.:	Bryan Smith
Prod. Co.:	Black Hat Prods. Inc.
		11604-91 St.
		Edmonton, AB   T5B 4B1
		(403) 474-0884

Born Hutterite is to enjoy security from the cradle to the
grave, and eternal salvation thereafter, so they say.  But it
is a world devoid of individual choices, a world where
conformity is moe important than thought, expression or
spiritual exploration.

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

"LEAHY: CALL TO DANCE"
Prod.:	Alex Waring
Dir.:	Andrew Watt
Prod. Co.:	Comm.bat Films Inc.
		55 Sudbury St.
		Toronto, ON    M6J 3S7
		(416) 588-4003

This is the debut music video for both Leahy and Direction/D.O.
P. Andrew Watt.  Leahy's engaging talent is visually expressed
in stylized performance that highlights fiddle and step dancing.

BEST MULTIMEDIA

"PHYSICS 30: NUCLEAR PHYSICS"
Prod./Dir.: Chris Triffo
Prod. Co.:	Forge Interactive Inc.
		2352 Smith St.
		Regina, SK   S4P 2P6
		(306) 525-6361

Saskatchewan residents living abroad or in remote areas within
the province or Canada and rely on Sask. Education to provide a
high quality educational program.  This CD ROM is used
extensively by the students of the correspondence school.

BEST SCIENCE/NATURE sponsored by Knowledge Network

"TOUTATIS"
Prod.:	Eric Michel
Dir.:	Catherine Fol
Prod. Co.:	National Film Board of Canada
		3155 Cote de Liesse
		St. Laurent, PQ   H4N 2N4

Respected astronomers remind us that we are transient
inhabitants of a fragile planet.

BEST INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY

"UNDER NEW YORK"
Prod.:	Michael Haslund Christensen
Dir.:	Jacob Thuesen
Prod. Co.:	Atlas Film
		Vermundsgade 40
		DK-2100 Copenhagen O
		Denmark
	 	(45) 3929 4060

John Diresta is a NYPD cop working in the subway and he hates
his job.

Bruce Leitl for BEST MUSIC

"CLAIRE"
Prod.:	Ric Kokotovich/Julie Trimingham
Dir.:	Julie Trimingham
Prod. Co.:	Cracker Films
		101-7th St. NE
		Calgary, AB   T2E 4B8
		(403) 228-5779

Judith is haunted by memories of a childhood friend during a
dark drive home.

David Hewlett for BEST PERFORMANCE

"ELEVATED"
Prod.:	Steve Hoban
Dir.:	Vincenzo Natalie
Prod. Co.:	Canadian Film Centre
		2489 Bayview Ave.
		North York, ON M2L 1A8
		(416) 445-1446

A routine elevator ride becomes a living hell when Ellen is
trapped with two men, one claiming that he is saving them from
an alien invasion. ...Are there really monsters?  Ellen is
doomed to discover the truth.

BEST OF SASKATCHEWAN sponsored by SaskFilm

PERCY, ME AND BOBBY MCGEE
Prod.:	Jeff Beesley/Doug Patterson
Dir.:	Jeff Beesley
Prod. Co.:	Light Over Canvas Prods.
		4-2212 Cornwall St.
		Regina, SK   S4P 2K9
		(306) 569-3834

Buckle your sear belts as Percy and Bobby McGee, a thrity-foot
motorhome and a cadillac El Dorado convertible rumble through
America en route to a date with the launch of the Space Shuttle
Columbia in beautiful Coco Beach, Florida.

WINNER OF THE ANTOINETTE KRYSKI AWARD OF $  500

"FORGOTTEN WARRIORS"
Prod.:	Michael Doxtater/Carol Geddes/Jerry
	Krepakevich
Dir.:	Loretta Todd
Prod. Co.:	National Film Board of Canada
		3155 Cote de Liesse
		St. Laurent, PQ H4N 2N4
		(514) 283-9805/06

This is the story of Canada's aboriginal war veterans.  More
than fifty years after the end WWII, aboriginal people continue
to fight for the recognition of their veteran's rights.

SPECIAL JURY AWARDS sponsored by Yorkton Rotary Club

"ANNE ROSS: REBEL WITH A CAUSE"
Prod.:	Hilary Jones-Farrow/Jill Swartz
Dir.:	Hilary Jones-Farrow
Prod. Co.:	The May Street Group
		1274 May St.
		Victoria, BC   V8V 2T2
		(604) 380-6656

This broadcase documentary reveals the life work of Winipeg's
Anne Ross.  For 50 years she pioneered health care delivery in
the community.  The establishment loathed her.  The people
loved her.

"COMING TO HER SENSES"
Prod.:	Mary Daniel
Dir.:	Ileana Peitrobruno/Bo Myers/Seanna
	McPherson/Mary Daniel/Claudia
	Morgado Escanilla
Prod. Co.:	Cineworks Independent
		Filmmakers Society
		300-1131 Howe St.
		Vancouver, BC   V6Z 2L7
		(604) 685-3841

The theme of "sensuality" is whimsically explored in this
package of six short films by six female filmmakers, who were
each asked to peek at, tune into, touch on, sniff, savour and
intuit on one of the six senses.

"A MAN'S MAN"
Prod.:	Diane Ngui-Yen
Dir.:	Diane Ngui-Yen
Prod. Co.:	CBC
		P.O. Box 500, Station "A"
		Toronto, ON  M5W 1E6
		(416) 205-6719

What does it mean to be a man?  In a Man's Man, three fathers,
a retired naval officer, a a doctor, and a school teacher,
share the feelings and insights that they experienced when
learning that their sons are gay.

"NEIGHBOURS, WILD HORSES, AND COWBOYS"
Prod.:	Linda Ohama
Dir.:	Linda Ohama
Prod. Co.:	Wild Horse Prods. Ltd.
		3808 West 31 Ave.
		Vancouver, BC   V6S 1Y3
		(604) 224-1516

Award winning filmmaker, Linda Ohama, captures the essence of
the prairies in this production.

"PARENTS ARE TEACHERS, TOO"
Prod.:	Vancouver School Board
Dir.:	Claudia Ferris
Prod. Co.:	Vancouver School Board
		1595 w. 10th Ave.
		Vancouver. BC    V6J 1Z8
		(604) 713-5182

This is one of a series designed to encourage parents to get
involved in their children's education.

"PROJECT GRIZZLY"
Prod.:	Micheal Allder
Dir.:	Peter Lynch
Prod. Co.:	National Film Board of Canada
		3155 Cote de Liesse
		St. Laurent, PQ   H4N 2N4
		(514) 283-9805/06

He has a dream...and it has six-inch claws.

"LE SOUFFLE D'ELAIN"
Prod.:	Cimon Charest
Dir.:	Cimon Charest
Prod. Co.:	Les Productions Amonis
		844, Avenue Cartier
		Quebec, PQ   G1R 2R9
		(418) 525-7316

In a devastating ecological future a young man must leave to
research the essential-liquid necessary n the functioning of
the respiratory system, which is keeping him alive.  Following
an accident, the instrument breaks, lessening his chances of
survival.

"UP TO THE NECK OR BODYBUILDING"
Prod./Dir.:  Goutman Alexandre
Prod. Co.:	Kolomenskaya
		Str. 28, Apr. 9
		Sankt-Petersburg 	191119
		Russia
		(812) 164 5591

The huge territory of Russia is filled with monuments.  They
have different faces, but they have the same body.

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