Let’s face it, even the most devoted music fans among us don’t listen to music 24/7. We do enjoy other activities too – like movies and podcasts, for example.
So I thought you might like to know who took home the prizes at this year’s imagineNATIVE film festival.
Of note, renowned actor and musician Gary Farmer, who also helped found the Aboriginal Voices Radio Network, was this year’s winner of the August Schellenberg Award of Excellence.
Gary is probably best-known for his acting work in films like Dead Man with Johnny Depp and Ghost Dog with Forest Whitaker.
But he’s also a pretty mean bluesman, whose current band, the Troublemakers, is influenced by John Lee Hooker, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and Freddie King.
Here are the rest of the winners.
Innovation in Storytelling Award
The Original Shareholder Experience – Petyr Xyst
Animated Short Award
SEK BUY – William Cayapur Delgado
Documentary Short Award
First Time Home – Noemi Librado-Sanchez, Esmirna Librado, Esmeralda Ventura, Heriberto Ventura
Documentary Feature Award
Šaamši? – Great Grandmothers Hat – Anstein Mikkelsen, Harry Johansen
Experimental Audio Award
Sabikeshiinh – Brydon King
Narrative Audio Award
Stolen: The Search for Jermain – Connie Walker
New Artist in Digital + Interactive Award
Mikiwam – Keara & Caeleigh Lightning
Digital + Interactive Award
This is Not a Ceremony – Colin Van Loon
Indigenus Language Production Award
M?ca – Ritchie Norman Hemphill
New Voice in Storytelling Award
Proowa (Yucca) – Stefany Mendinueta
Live Action Short Award
Rose – Roxann Karonhiarokwas Whitebean
Dramatic Feature Award
We Are Still Here – Danielle MacLean, Beck Cole, Richard Curtis, Chantelle Burgoyne, Tracey Rigney, Dena Curtis, Tim Worrall, Renae Maihi, Miki Magasiva, Mario Gaoa
August Schellenberg Award of Excellence
Sun Jury Award
Night – Ahmad Saleh
Moon Jury Award
Kikino Kids – Barry Bilinsky
Chandra Melting Tallow