What a great evening of film and entertainment! The Inaugural Saskatchewan Independent Film Awards were a hit. Thank you all to the filmmakers, hosts, guests, sponsors, audience… everyone! A big thank you goes out to the volunteers and everyone involved in pulling off this great event.
And now what I’m sure you’re all waiting for – the list of winners!
Best Film – Jury’s Choice:
“Snapshots” by Brian Stockton.
Synopsis: A personal documentary featuring 5000 still photographs taken over a period of 25 years. A life flashing in front of your eyes in rapid, hypnotic fashion.
Bio: Brian Stockton is a Regina-based filmmaker and educator known for his work in a variety of genres.
Best Student Film:
“Running By” by Bryce Gamache.
Synopsis: Born into a traditional farming family; Ethan is expected to eventually take over the farm. Ethan is faced with trying to live out his passion of running before this happens.
Bio: Bryce Gamache currently attending Univeristy of Regina’s BFA in video production. In his last year he has studied all aspects of filmmaking but finds himself taking to the directing field of film.
“This Huckster’s Paradaise” by Allan Roeher, Matt Belanger, and Matt Yim.
Synopsis: On an evening stakeout, a young couple attempt to out a case of infidelity but discover playing private-eye isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Bio: Matt Yim is a Regina based writer/director who just completed his first feature film, Basic Human Needs, with producers Matthieu Belanger and Allan Roeher.
Thank you mispon for presenting the Audience Choice Award and to SaskEnergy for presenting the Best Student Film Award. Congratulations to the award winners and all filmmakers. We have so much talent in the province and we were excited to have the chance to celebrate it.
Visit the Premiere Screening page for details on all of the films, or visit our Facebook Page for images from the night. We will be posting images on our website soon!