Atlantic Film Fest winners

The 16th annual Atlantic Film Festival wrapped Sept. 28 with an awards ceremony honoring the following winners:...

The 16th annual Atlantic Film Festival wrapped Sept. 28 with an awards ceremony honoring the following winners:

Lars Von Trier’s Breaking the Waves (Denmark/France) took best film over 60 minutes and Phillippe Baylaucq’s Lodella (Canada) and Thirty Five Aside from Irish director Damien O’Donnell tied for best film under 60 minutes.

In the Atlantic Canada productions category, Liquor Store, a dramatic short from Mike Clattenburg, was the first recipient of the new $10,000 Telefilm Award for best short. Clattenburg was also honored as best director.

Other multiple winners were Gullage’s, directed by Bill McGillivray, garnering three Moonsnail awards for best male acting (Michael Wade), female acting (Brenda Devine) and art direction (Stephen Britton Osler). Ann Verall’s The Water’s Tale captured best Nova Scotia production and awards for cinematography (Chuck Clark) and editing (Verrall). John Walker’s Place of the Boss – Utshimassits received the award for best documentary and picked up best sound (Allan Scarth, Salter Street Digital).

La memoire de l’eau from New Brunswick filmmaker Roderigue Jean scored best writing, with Jean also named most promising new director.