BravoFACT Award Winners Announced From April 7, 2017 Jury Meeting

The award recipients from the April 7, 2017 meeting are listed below. Thank you to everyone who applied. Applicants who received an award will be contacted directly with information outlining the amount awarded and other important details.

The next BravoFACT application deadline for scripted shorts is Friday May 12, 2017.

Congratulations to the following awardees!

Be My Guest
Producer: Richard Rotter
Writer/Director: David Jermyn
A young couple’s experiments with a grey-market mind-transfer technology exposes irreversible fault lines in their relationship.

Connect the Dots
Producer/Writer/Director: Taylor Hill
Producer/Writer: Anja Savcic
The meaning of intimacy is challenged after a young man brings his one-night stand to a funeral reception.

The Day Grunge Died
Producer: Michelle Woodward
Writer/Director: Angie Bird
Writer: Ella Rowan
In the spring of 1994 three teenage girls embark on an after-school adventure to find their friend Viktor and break the news to him in person that their rock star idol has died.

Giltrude’s Dwelling
Producer/Director: Jeremy Lutter
Writer/Producer: Marcy Waughtal
Orphaned at the age of eleven, Giltrude, an interdimensional shut-in has waited 15 years for her parents to come home. When a life or death dilemma comes knocking, Giltrude must look beyond her front door and learn to face the outside universe.

The Inherent Traits of Connor James
Producer: Nicole Segal
Producer: Jason Aita
Producer/Writer/Director: Alyssa Pankiw
This dark dramedy follows a happily-married lesbian couple (Lea and Court) and their three-year-old son on a trip back to Lea’s hometown, for her best friend Connor’s funeral. The grieving family then finds out that Lea’s little boy is biologically related to their dead son.

Pearls
Producer: Kimberlee McTaggart
Producer/Writer/Director: Shelley Thompson
Seventeen year old Don is surprised to find an ally in his mother, who must let go of her son and imagine the young woman he’ll become. Defying his father, Don leaves home with the help of his mom.

Platypus
Producer: Jessica Gibson
Producer: Charles Beaudette
Director: Trevor Kristjanson
Writer: Josh Benoit
Jensen Murphy is a middle-aged “human taxidermist,” whose work has left her longing for a living human connection.

Rae
Producer: Gavin Sheppard
Writer/Director: Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs
While organizing her seventh birthday party, Rae, a young Mohawk girl and her schizophrenic mom, find their roles reversed within their mother-daughter relationship.

Screen Thru
Producer: Katie Nolan
Producer: Katy Maravala
Writer/Director: Patrick Maloney
Writer: Peter Huang
A world changing invention and modern-day vigilante tool allows its users to physically reach through their computer screens and smack people who promote hateful and discriminatory behaviour on the world-wide web.

Slash/Back
Producer: Ellen Hamilton
Writer/Producer: Nyla Innuksuk
Director: Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
In a quiet Arctic hamlet surrounded by majestic fjords, a group of badass Inuk girls are keeping a secret. If they are careful, they may be able to use that secret to save their community from an incoming alien invasion.

Touch
Producer: Tatiana Maslany
Writer/Producer: Kathryn Alexandre
Director: Bryan Kawalsky
A young man struggling to cope with the loss of his father turns to a stranger for comfort.