The Rhode Island International Film Festival has come to a close in style at the beautiful historic theatre The Vets.
With so many films wonderful films, it was exciting to learn which films would receive honours and to hear the names of new friends being called out and awarded.
Among my new friends that were awarded are:
BEST EXPERIMENTALGRAND: Fraction | Alain Delannoy, Canada, 2012
DIRECTORIAL DISCOVERY AWARD
Presented to a director whose outstanding work on a first short or feature film represents a new unique and compelling vision that will resonate well into the future
• Calcutta Taxi | Vikram Dasgupta, Canada/ India, 2012
“HELPING HAND” INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN AWARDGiven annually to a film or filmmaker that inspires social change, community outreach and strives for
bettering the world in which we live.
• StandUp | Louis McCullagh, Ireland, 2012
And I was deeply honoured to hear my name called as the recipient of the "2012 Filmmaker of the Future Award"!
FILMMAKER OF THE FUTURE AWARDPresented to a filmmaker whose vision excites audiences and judges alike about the potential to produce compelling and successful films in the future
Gurei Zoun No Naka (In the Grey Zone) | Ian Thomas Ash, Japan, 2012
It feel so honoured to simply have been screened at the RIIFF, and to receive an award as well is truly humbling. In addition, I am thrilled that some of my family was able to attend the screening as well.
The full list of awards can be found here.