The Niagara Indie Filmfest
June 16-18 2005 | St. Catharines, Ontario

2005 Festival Award Winners

STUDENT ANIMATION

THE APPOINTMENT

When his tooth needs to be pulled, a timid young man encounters hammers,
electric volts, and an estranged dentist, at the appointment he will not soon forget.
Director/Producer - Kyle Marshall
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

INDEPENDENT ANIMATION

DAWN OF THE PIXIES

A flight of fancy where the seasonal cycle is steered by sprites.
Director/Producer - Tara Wells
St. Sackville, New Brunswick

STUDENT COMEDY

FLOYD THE BUTCHER

Making new friends is a lot harder than it used to be. A dark comedy
about a quiet man trying to befriend new neighbours.
Director - Jay Baker
Producer - Ruurd Dykstra
Lowbanks, Ontario

INDEPENDENT COMEDY

SUPER ANON

A support group for relatives of superheroes. Interviews and actual
footage of a session. Follow the group as it undergoes several types of
therapy and finally finds hope in the community.
Director - Stephen H. Plitt
Producer - Deb Sears
Vancouver, British Columbia

STUDENT DRAMA

QUEEN WEST

Two small time "thrill romantics" bite off more than they can chew
when they spontaneously decide to rob a subway train.
Director/Producer - Mark Montefiore
St. Catharines, Ontario

INDEPENDENT DRAMA

WILDFLOWERS (LES FLEURS SAUVAGES)

A parable of loss, love, serendipity and redemption. Two characters,
one ancient and one young, discover that it's the little things that
can make all the difference.
Director - Geoffrey Uloth
Producer - Agata DeSantis, Geoffrey Uloth
Montreal, Quebec

STUDENT DOCUMENTARY

HOTEL TORGO

"Manos: The Hand of Fate" is thought to be one of the worst films ever made.
Almost forty years after its official El Paso release, filmmakers interview the last
surviving crew member.
Directors
Aaron Allard, James Lafleur, Marco Pazzano
Producer - Aaron Allard, James Lafleur
Toronto, Welland, Ontario

INDEPENDENT DOCUMENTARY

PASSION

Eight people from different professions explain what it takes to be passionate.
Director/Producer - John Albanese
Niagara Falls
, Ontario


STUDENT EXPERIMENTAL

FOUR WEEKS IN JANUARY

Through four tableaux, loneliness is explored in the face of regret
aimlessness, reciprocity and fatalism.
Director/Producer - Sylvain Verstricht
Lacolle, Quebec

INDEPENDENT EXPERIMENTAL

THE HATE MACHINE

By manipulating profoundly innocent source material into something deeply disturbing,
The Hate Machine explores the inherently subjective process of creating media.
Director/Producer - Phil Caron
Ottawa, Ontario

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