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2011 Onion City Experimental Film And Video Festival: Award Winners

By Mike Everleth ⋅ June 28, 2011

Network cables tied to a bunch of green onions

The 23rd annual Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, which wrapped up on June 26, has announced a trio of award winners, plus a trio of honorable mentions.

The first place winner is prolific experimental filmmaker Robert Todd for his film Morning Glory. Todd, a film professor at Emerson College, regularly screens new work at Onion City. The second and third place winners both have animals for film titles: Pawel Wojtasik’s Pigs and Milena Gierke’s Toads, respectively.

The three filmmakers who won honorable mentions are: Yoel Meranda, Neil Beloufa and Lennon Batchelor.

The jury for this edition of Onion City were: Lou Mallozzi, an audio artist; Spencer Parsons, a filmmaker and film professor at Northwestern University; and Jennifer Wild, a Cinema and Media Studies professor at the University of Chicago.

The list of winners is below:

First Place
Morning Glory, dir. Robert Todd

Second Place
Pigs, dir. Pawel Wojtasik

Third Place
Toads, dir. Milena Gierke

Honorable Mentions
5 Videos, dir. Yoel Meranda
Untitled, dir. Neil Beloufa
Focus on the Family, dir. Lennon Batchelor