Lakeshorts 2011

Was held May 7 at the Assembly Hall and was hosted by Richard Crouse

The following movies appeared in Lakeshorts 2011

Bot - Directed By: Mustafa Lazkani - California, USA
Two Men, Two Cows, Two Guns - Directed By: Pardis Parker - Nova Scotia, CANADA
Prayers for Peace - Directed By: Dustin Grella - New York, USA
Seven Layer Dip - Directed By: Monique Ganderton. - California, USA
Quiet at Dawn - Directed By: Rob Blackie - Newfoundland, CANADA
The Death of Toys - Directed by: Lisa Gold - California, USA
Sis - Directed By: Deborah Haywood - London, UNITED KINGDOM
Labour Laws - Directed By: James Genn - Toronto, CANADA
Chasing Cotards - Directed By: Edward Dark - Surry, UNITED KINGDOM
Hot Water - Directed By: Jane Tattersall - Toronto, CANADA
It's Just Gary - Directed By: Vincenzo Perrella - Perth, AUSTRALIA
Life Model - Directed By: Lori Petchers - Conneticut, USA
Daud - Directed By: Joel Fendelman - New York, USA

The following prizes were awarded at Lakeshorts 2011

We thank these industry leading companies for their support and generous prize donations & congratulations to the winners.

Winner / Gagnant
SIS

A71 Logo

Agency 71 Inc. – An In-Kind voucher, valued at $5,000 of art and design services. Printing to be handled separately.
Seven Layer Dip Deluxe Logo Deluxe – An In-Kind voucher, valued at $2,500 of post-production services on your next film.
Two Men, Two Cows, Two Guns William White Logo William F White – An In-Kind voucher, valued at $2,500 of motion picture equipment rental.
Stephanie Moore
for Labour Laws
Generic Logo 1 Year Industry Mentorship Prize – Tickets, tours, introductions, training and insider advice from Derek Luis, an industry executive.
BOT Scotia Logo Scotiabank – Award for Best Animated Film - $200
Mautaseum Mishal
for Daud
Toronto Logo City of Toronto – Award for Best Performance - $200

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Bot

Directed By: Mustafa Lazkani - California, USA

In an unlikely tale of spirit and soul, an evil genius struggles with his very own creation of good.

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Two Men, Two Cows, Two Guns

Directed By: Pardis Parker - Nova Scotia, CANADA

A testy visitor sends a farmer's quiet Sunday on a hilarious downward spiral into udder chaos.

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Prayers for Peace

Directed By: Dustin Grella - New York, USA

Pastels on a chalkboard underscore life's impermanence as an artist confronts the memory of his younger brother killed in Iraq.

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Seven Layer Dip

Directed By: Monique Ganderton - California, USA

A loving couple duke it out over unappreciated seven layer dip.

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Quiet at Dawn

Directed By: Rob Blackie - Newfoundland, CANADA

A tale of redemption, Quiet at Dawn follows World War I soldier, Private Manning, as he struggles with his conscience for his role the in the conviction and pending execution of another soldier for cowardice.

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The Death of Toys

Directed by: Lisa Gold - California, USA

Ten year old Seth wants to give up his toys, but his work numbed mother lily needs the spark of their playtime more than he does. Her insistence that he keep the toys leads to some unexpected places.

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Sis

Directed By: Deborah Haywood - London, UNITED KINGDOM

When Lauren and Amy hear there is a man in the neighbourhood who "likes children" they decide to track him down to show him their handstands.

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Labour Laws

Directed By: James Genn - Toronto, CANADA

Anything a woman can do, a woman can do pregnant. A fun little short about a woman returning to work after a wrongful dismissal court case for being pregnant.

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Chasing Cotards

Directed By: Edward Dark - Surry, UNITED KINGDOM

Once a successful artist, hart is consumed by a haunting portrait of his deceased wife and spends every moment studying her face, unable to forget. Knowing that she was taken away from him too soon, all he wishes is that she would return to breathe life into his world once more.

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Hot Water

Directed By: Jane Tattersall - Toronto, CANADA

Sex and death meet in a hotel bathroom in a time of chronic water shortage.

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It's Just Gary

Directed By: Vincenzo Perrella - Perth, AUSTRALIA

Gary is a nobody who finds that in order to stand out, he has to promote himself. When his one bold move catapults him into the spotlight, Gary comes face to face with the absurd nature of the cult of celebrity.

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Life Model

Directed By: Lori Petchers - Conneticut, USA

A look into the world of an aging figure model and beautiful artwork she inspires.

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Daud

Directed By: Joel Fendelman - New York, USA

Set in Brooklyn, a slice of life story of a 10 year old religious Muslim boy who one day finds himself wanting to play softball with the other kids. After changing to what he thinks is acceptable, he learns it's not so easy.