The 2012 CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival (WSFF) has come to a close, and with the fest’s Closing Awards Picnic, held on June 10th, two short films are now one step closer to receiving an Oscar nomination. As one of only four Canadian festivals accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Scientists, winners of the Toronto-based festival’s Best Live-Action Short and Best Animated Short Awards—Aly Muritiba’s The Factory (A Fábrica) and Christopher Kezelos’ The Maker, respectively—are now in the running for an Oscar nod. In addition, all Canadian award recipients at WSFF are eligible for Genie Awards. And let’s not forget the $65,000 in cash and prizes handed out to the winners at North America’s premier celebration of short film.
The complete list of winners is below; for more information on the winning films, and to stay in the loop about next year’s fest, visit www.shorterisbetter.com.
The Bravo!FACT Award for Best Canadian Short: Edmond was a Donkey (Edmond Était Un Âne), directed by Franck Dion
The Deluxe Award for Best Live-Action Short: The Factory (A Fábrica), directed by Aly Muritaba
The Deluxe Award for Best Performance in a Live-Action Short: Miss Ming, My Sweetheart (Mon Amoureux)
The Kodak Award for Best Cinematography in a Canadian Short: Gravity of Center, cinematography by Christophe Collette
The Panasonic Award for Best Documentary Short: Eighty Eight, directed by Sebastian Feehan
Best Animated Short: The Maker, directed by Christopher Kezelos
Best Experimental Short: Gravity of Center, directed by Thibaut Duverneix
Screenplay Giveaway Prize: Tanya Lemke, Static
Audience Choice Award: Unravel, directed by Meghna Gupta