Global Visions is pleased to announce its 2014 Film Awards,
featuring 6 Juried Awards and the 2014 City Television Audience Award.
– The BEST NORTH AMERICAN DOC Award was handed out to John Fiege’s poetic look at a group of Texas landowners and their fight to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline from coming through their land, in Global Visions 2014 Opening Night film, ABOVE ALL ELSE ;
– From the UK comes the story of one redhead’s attempt to regain his self-confidence, as Scott P. Harris’s charming and poignant film, BEING GINGER, was named 2014 BEST INTERNATIONAL DOC;
– The Enterprise Edmonton Film Commission presented cash prizes in 2 categories: Jeff Allen’s CONSERVATION CARAVAN took the prize for BEST ALBERTA DOC Under 20 minutes.
BEST ALBERTA DOC Over 20 Minutes went to the story of an ex-con trying to stay on the right path, in Edmonton-based filmmaker Rosie Dransfeld’s latest feature, ANTI-SOCIAL LIMITED.
– From Egypt, the 2014 BEST SHORT DOC Jury Award was awarded to Ahmed Abdelmaser’s film about the children in Syrian displacement camps, I EXIST;
– And finally, proving that this year’s audiences and jurors were in sync, Jason DaSilva’s emotionally riveting portrait of his personal battle with MS, WHEN I WALK, took the Jury Award for BEST CANADIAN DOC, as well as the City Television AUDIENCE AWARD for BEST DOC (from over 2000 ballots cast);
The TOP TEN Films in Audience voting were:
- WHEN I WALK
- ABOVE ALL ELSE
- ALBERT KARVONEN: Philosophies on Life, Nature, & Wildlife Filmmaking
- I STAND CORRECTED
- THE CASE AGAINST 8
- ANTI-SOCIAL LIMITED
- JODOROWSKY’S DUNE
- FIRE IN THE BLOOD
- DANGEROUS ACTS STARRING THE UNSTABLE ELEMENTS OF BELARUS