CANADA’S GOLDEN SHEAF AWARD WINNERS
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.