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2013 Montreal Underground Film Festival: Award Winners

By Mike Everleth ⋅ June 3, 2013

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The 8th annual Montreal Underground Film Festival, held back on May 24-26, have announced their award winners. While the fest gives out three top prizes, this year the 3rd spot went to two films.

First prize went to Binding, directed by Katarzyna Plazinska, an MFA Film Production student studying at the University of Iowa. You can watch a clip of the film in the filmmaker’s portfolio reel on Vimeo.

Second prize went to Micro-Celluloid Incidents in 4 Santas, directed by Janis Crystal Lipzin, which features repurposed and manipulated old Kodachrome home movies.

Third prize was split between Living on the Edge, directed by Aaron Zeghers, who also runs Winnipeg-based Cineflyer blog; and Castaway, directed by Isabelle Hayeur, and is a documentary portrait of the “boat cemetery” at Witte’s Marine Salvage at Staten Island, NY.

Here are the winners in handy list form:

First Prize
Binding, dir. Katarzyna Plazinska

Second Prize
Micro-Celluloid Incidents in 4 Santas, dir. Janis Crystal Lipzin

Ex-aequo Prize
Living on the Edge, dir. Aaron Zeghers

Castaway, dir. Isabelle Hayeur

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