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The Inside Out Toronto 10th Annual Film & Video Festival Award Winners
 

EACH year, Inside Out presents artists with several cash and in-kind prizes recognizing their excellence in the fields of film or video making.  Half the awards are handed out by a jury, with the rest being audience awards determined by festival-goers.

JURIED AWARDS

Canadian works screening at the festival which have been made in the last three years are eligible for consideration by the jury.  This year, the Inside Out jury members are Ricardo Acosta, Alexander Chapman, Petra Chevrier, Justine Pimlott and Ger Zielinski.  Their decisions were announced at the 10th Annual Inside Out Toronto Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival Closing Gala Party on Saturday, May 27.  The winners are:

BULLOCH AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN FILM OR VIDEO
JOHNNY GREYEYES,
dir. Jorge Manzano, 2000, 35mm, 80 min
Established in 1995 by Bulloch Entertainment Systems and Mark Prior, this award is currently worth $2,500!

THE AKAU AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN LESBIAN SHORT
is tied between
HELPLESS MAIDEN MAKES AN I STATEMENT,
dir. Thirza Cuthand, 2000, video, 6 min; and
UNMAPPING DESIRE,
dir. Sheila James, 1999, video 7 min
In 1998 Fernanda Faria of Akau Framing and Art established this award which is currently worth $650.

CRUISELINE AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN GAY MALE SHORT
QUIVER,
dir. Scott Beveridge, 1999, 16mm, 5 min
Established this year, this award is worth $650.

THE CHARLES STREET VIDEO AWARD
THE MISADVENTURES OF PUSSY BOY:  FIRST LOVE,
dir. Alec Butler/Terri Roberton, 2000, video, 4 min
Established four years ago, this award allows the Best Up and Coming Toronto Film or Video maker to use the editing facilities at Charles St. for their next exciting work.  It is worth $500.

The Inside Out jury also wants to recognize the merit of the following works:
An HONORARY MENTION for the Charles St. Video Award goes to FAGGOT,
dir. Spencer Saunders, 1999, video, 4 min
with a SPECIAL JURY CITATION recognizing
LATIN QUEENS,
dir. Anton Wagner/ Eddie Cabrera, 1999, video, 53 min

AUDIENCE AWARDS

Audience members voted for their favourites with ballots provided after every screening, with the results tabulated and announced on Sunday, May 28 at the festival's final screening.  The festival favourites for the 10th Annual Festival are:

SHOWCASE AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE
FUNNY FELIX (DRÔLE DE FELIX),
dir. Jacques Martineau/Olivier Ducastel, France, 1999, 35mm, 97 min
Watch for this festival hit opening at the Carleton on June 30, 2000!

THE ELLEN FLANDERS DOCUMENTARY AWARD
LIVING WITH PRIDE:  RUTH ELLIS @100,
Yvonne Welbon, USA, 1999, video, 60 min
Established by the 1999 Advisory Board in honour of the festival's previous executive director, the award is worth $500.

THE MIKEY AWARD
CRUSH,
dir. Philip J. Bartell, USA, 2000, 16mm, 26 min
Generously donated by Michael Leshner and Michael Stark in memory of their dear departed dog, the award is worth $500.

WOMEN IN FILM AND TELEVISION - TORONTO AWARD for best female director
REVOIR JULIE
director JEANNE CREPEAU wins a full one-year membership to WIFT -T and a Professional Development Mega Pass.