Calgary International Film Festival 2013 - CIFF 2013 Audience Choice & Discovery Awards Winners

Posted on Thursday, October 03, 2013 at 06:00 PM

Review Type: Festival

CIFF 2013 Audience Choice & Discovery Awards Winners

Covered by Wilson Wong

This year's Calgary International Film Festival has come to an end and I'm happy to be here at the awards announcement event at Downtownfood. Steve Schroeder, Executive Director of CIFF, starts by sharing with us some numbers from this year's festival. It has been a spectacular year and here are the numbers to prove it.

Audience - 4% increase from 2012. Previous year was 6% from 2011
Film Screenings - 191 compared to last year's 178
Submissions - Over 60% increase submitted to CIFF 2013
Social Media - 64% increase in Twitter engagement
Cast Ballots - 12,000!! Last year had 9,000

Just to name a few....

And the moment you've all been waiting for, here are the winners.

Audience Choice Awards

Best Narrative Feature
Film: The Rocket   Director: Kim Mordaunt

Best Documentary
Film: Antarctica: A Year on Ice   Director: Anthony Powell

Best Live Action Short Film
Film: My Right Eye   Director: Josecho de Linares

Best Animated Short Film
Film: Subconcious Password   Director: Chris Landreth

Discovery Awards

Best Narrative Feature
Film: Broken   Director: Rufus Norris

Best Documentary Feature
Film: Antarctica: A Year on Ice   Director: Anthony Powell

Alberta Spirit Awards

Film: Yellowhead   Director: Kevan Funk


Best Local Animated Short
Film: Guardian   Director: Vanessa Palmer

Best Local Live Action Short
Film: Death Be Not Proud   Director: Kelsi Jones

Best Overall Short
Film: HB   Director: Nathan Fast

Thank you everyone at CIFF for another successful year. Huge props goes out to all of the volunteers and sponsors who made this happen. We can't wait until next year's festival. Now, go have a beer and get some sleep, you all deserve it! Cheers.



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