Mel Hoppenheim presents
the award for outstanding graduate in film production to Anna Fahr at
a party in the School of Cinema on April 11.
Some of the winners
at the School of Cinemas awards night.
Photos By Andrew Dobrowolskyj
Year-end awards to students in the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema were
given out at a party on April 28.
Here are the winners:
Film animation: Maika Houde, Kevin Chung Chun Choy, Kimberley Anderson,
Jacob Aspler, Benoît Chagnon, Alison Davis, Guillaume Forest, Elise
Simard, Philippe Tardif, Fabiola Raffo, Antoine Tavaglione, Simon Durocher,
Eric Lepage, Joanna Czadowska, Alexandru Dragu-tescu, Louis Julien Poitras,
Craig Firsch, Félix Dufour-Laperrière, Kam Man Leung, Masa
Milovanovic and Jean Martin Casseus.
Film studies: Christopher Meir, Mark Shallow, Isabelle Lavoie,
Geneviève Schetagne, Stephanie Patrick, Julie Vaillancourt, Jodi
Ramer, Bruno Dequen and Jessica Tremblay.
Film production: Anna Woch, Emily Frazier, Häkon Bris-eid,
Jean-François Cyr, Anna Sikorski, Amber Goodwyn, Christine Roy,
Annick Blanc, David Mollet, Félix Lajeunesse, Cliff Caines, Daichi
Saito, Santiago Gonzalez Jelincic, Van Royko, Alfonso Cortina, Shane Geddes,
Mathieu Grondin, Edouardo Menz, Stephanie Loveless, Kathryn Gilkes, Ian
Lagarde, Nurjahan Akhlaq, Erahm Machado, Simone Rapisarda, Kara Blake,
Anastassia Bourlakova, Sheila Pye, Alexis Landriault.
The Mel Hoppenheim Award for Outstanding Overall Achievement in Film Production
went to Anna Fahr. Film studies professor Peter Rist said Anna was accepted
into the program on the basis of an excellent interview and portfolio,
although she had no previous film work to submit.
While this is unusual for the School, she fulfilled her early promise.
Now she plans to visit Iran, and make a documentary about three generations
of her extended family.
The cinema awards including a range of awards, some funded directly by
faculty and staff.
The School is fortunate to have pledges from corporate and individual
donors of $22,300 in scholarships, and corporate donors have given film
and services as prizes. There are also three personally endowed awards,
given by the family and/or friends of former students.
This help is greatly appreciated, because the cost of making films is
very high, and financial support is significant for young people living
on limited incomes.
Meanwhile, the awards keep coming in.
Last week, one of the Schools current MFA students, Korbett Matthews,
won the top award in his documentary category at the big Hot Docs festival
in Toronto for a film he made as an undergrad in film production at Concordia
called Devouring Buddha.
Félix Lajeunesse, who won the Schools J.A. De Sève
Award for his excellence in film production, will also be getting the
NATP, the award given by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.
The NATP offers an apprenticeship in a professional environment to promising
students, and Félixs undergrad film, Electrinité,
is described as amazing.