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Cinéfest announces award winners

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Oct 09, 2011 - 10:31 AM |
The Standoff won first place in the open category of the Best in Shorts competition at Cinéfest. File photo.

The Standoff won first place in the open category of the Best in Shorts competition at Cinéfest. File photo.

Tammy Frick, festival director of Cinéfest, said the film Cloudburst was well-received. Fans liked it so much, they voted it the Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival Audience Choice Award winner.

Days after the 23rd annual festival, a number of other award-winning films were also announced.

Winning films in the CTV Best in Shorts include:

First place, open category: The Standoff by John Alden Milne
First place, student category: Shoes! by Ryan Ongaro
Second place, student category: Ad Noctvm by Josh Herd
Third place, student category: Introspection by Sam Desrosiers
Northern Flicks Award: Sugaring by Ryan Mariotti
Best Animation Award: Private Snuffy by Ben Sainsbury

The Guantanamo Trap was also named Best Canadian Documentary.

For more information about Cinéfest, visit www.cinefest.com.

-Posted by Arron Pickard

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