2017 Full Program

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September 25th.

 September 25th: Program I

Contest Ended

Zoe Slusar, Black Diamond AB
This film captures the magic of light, shadow, wind, and movement, with a disco spin.

 

Vicki Van Chau, Calgary AB
GMFF 3rd Place Award
A woman has to decide what to do when she has a serendipitous encounter with a stranger she believe is the perfect man for her.

John Osborne, Edmonton AB
Lines interact in a playful manner as they attempt to outdo one another.

 

Pierce Champagne, Edmonton AB
Two estranged men share a moment in downtown Edmonton.

 

Henning Lederer, Essen, Germany
Hurry up, Judith!

 

 

Andrew Corsmeier and Sarah Von Gertzen, Edmonton AB
Colourful memories of days past.

 

September 26th.

September 26th: Program II

EJ Agena, Edmonton AB
A young man goes for a bicycle ride and finds his routine path interrupted by something he did not expect.

Joachim Waibel, Vancouver BC
Sixty seconds, sixty fonts, sixty colors, and more…

 

Holly Mazur, Edmonton AB
In this stop-motion animated adventure, Little Red discovers a new world, and a very large wolf.

 

Paulina Twardzik, Edmonton AB
GMFF Best Short by an Edmonton Youth Award
Upset by having her face constantly squished by well meaning friends and relatives, Leah seek out a remedy for her complaint.

 

Vlad Bobe, Bucharest, Romania
A youngster’s discovery becomes his reason to explore. Auto-biographical in nature, this film tries to capture both those in front and behind the camera.

Jenna Turner, Edmonton AB
GMFF Special Jury Award for Vaguely Unsettling Feeling
Floods, fire, fast food. As this stop-motion suburbia encroaches upon nature, disaster strikes again and again.

 

September 27th.

September 27th: Program III

Demmi Dupri, Edmonton AB
Celebrating the life of a star from birth to supernova to black hole, and how a single star can affect the entirety of outer space.

Joachim Waibel, Vancouver BC
A deep clean.

 

 

Laura LaFrance, Sturgeon County AB
One summer day on the prairies, a young boy goes butterfly hunting.

Caleigh Misunis, Calgary AB
A story of being creative and not letting anything get in the way.

Adam Bentley, Edmonton AB
GMFF Spirit of Edmonton Award
Two close friends struggle to connect on a train ride without cell service.

 

Noel Begin, Calgary AB
GMFF Best Documentary Award
A slug searches for, finds, and tries to resist, and succumbs to their craving, the Siberian Caragana seed.

September 28th.

September 28th: Program IV

Laura Ángel | Las aguas Bogotá, Columbia
In a post-apocalyptic Columbian environment, a little character resits the current regime.

Parker Thiessen | Edmonton, AB
A train travelling through a post-apocalyptic town

Demmi Dupri | Edmonton, AB
The uncanny truth behind one of science’s strangest mysteries.

Ajit Giri | Guwahati, India
Seni is all about being free from all the social norms that spreads its web to choke us.

Evan Tyler | Regina, SK
This silent video features a curated selection of Oprah quotes employed as dogmatic public broadcasting tools in the pursuit of Oprah worship and Oprah psychosis.

Frederick Kroetsch | Edmonton, AB
GMFF 2nd Place Award
The horrific is subverted as local rescue kittens explore the haunted mansion.

 

 

September 29th.

September 29th: Program V

Jada Conlin, Lucas Godard, Meagan Nguyen | Calgary, AB
School’s out for a young girl, but it’s not all fun.

Daniel Sánchez | Las aguas Bogotá, Colombia
GMFF Audience Choice Award
A normal day in a family home reveals how the way of communicating has changed.

Valentien Dumec | Edmonton, AB
No matter how long a house has not been cared for, it can come to life with a different perspective.

Demmi Dupri | Edmonton, AB
GMFF Best Animated Award
Sir Reginald the Third Esquire demonstrates the inherent and adventurous dangers involved in the navigation of the suburban sitting room.

David Daniel Kohl | Red Deer, AB
A boy, a girl, a darkened movie theatre, and the biggest risk anyone will ever take.

 

Lindsay McIntyre | Edmonton, AB
GMFF Special Jury Award for Visual Beauty
The studio workings behind door 11a in the Ortona Armoury. An ode to a practice and place that should not be forgotten.

September 30th.

September 30th: Program VI

Tom Robinson | Edmonton, AB
Empty canvas, meet Scott’s brush.

 

 

Oliver Lessard | Edmonton, AB
An experimental film about creation and destruction. Or something. It may also be a dank af screensaver…

Bill Miller | Los Angeles, CA, USA
I remember, as a child, standing in the way of my father’s home movie projector. My shadow danced on the screen, so big, so powerful.

Devon Beggs | Edmonton, AB
In this film abstract forms go through phases of growth and division until they reach a state of hyper-transcendence.

Vadim Bulitko | Edmonton, AB
Snow falls on Easter.

 

 

Catherine Dubois | Edmonton, AB
GMFF 1st Place Award
When a young woman feels an inkling of sadness, flowers grow on her body. She bottles up these emotions and puts them on a shelf.

 

Kids Selected Program

Laura Ángel | Las aguas Bogotá, Columbia
In a post-apocalyptic Columbian environment, a little character resits the current regime.

Frederick Kroetsch | Edmonton, AB
GMFF 2nd Place Award
The horrific is subverted as local rescue kittens explore the haunted mansion.

 

 

Tom Robinson | Edmonton, AB
Empty canvas, meet Scott’s brush.

 

 

Catherine Dubois | Edmonton, AB
GMFF 1st Place Award
When a young woman feels an inkling of sadness, flowers grow on her body. She bottles up these emotions and puts them on a shelf.

EJ Agena, Edmonton AB
A young man goes for a bicycle ride and finds his routine path interrupted by something he did not expect.

Joachim Waibel, Vancouver BC
Sixty seconds, sixty fonts, sixty colors, and more…

 

Holly Mazur, Edmonton AB
In this stop-motion animated adventure, Little Red discovers a new world, and a very large wolf.

 

Paulina Twardzik, Edmonton AB
GMFF Best Short by an Edmonton Youth Award
Upset by having her face constantly squished by well meaning friends and relatives, Leah seek out a remedy for her complaint.

 

Noel Begin, Calgary AB
GMFF Best Documentary Award
A slug searches for, finds, and tries to resist, and succumbs to their craving, the Siberian Caragana seed.

Henning Lederer, Essen, Germany
Hurry up, Judith!

 

 

 

GOTTA MINUTE AWARDS PROGRAM

Gotta Minute Film Festival 2017 Award Winners:

1st Prize

Catherine Duboix

Rain on Flowers

 

2nd Prize

Frederick Kroetsch

Scaredy Cats

 

3rd Prize

Vicki Van Chau

Meeting the Perfect Man

 

Best Animation

Demmi Dupri

The Monotonous Adventures of Sir Reginald The Third Esquire

 

Best Documentary

Noel Begin

Slug. Speed

 

Best Short For Young Audiences

Tom Robinson

Jet Skybox

 

Best Local Youth Short

Pauline Twardzik

The Squishy Face

 

Spirit of Edmonton Award

Adam Bentley

Illuminated

 

Audience Choice Award

Daniel Sánchez

Scroll

 

Special Jury Award for Vaguely Unsettling Feeling

Jenna Turner

Sloping Suburbia

 

Special Jury Award for Visual Beauty

Lindsay McIntyre

Room 11a, Ortona Armoury