The 2015 edition of VIDEODRUNK has come to a close and we had fun while it lasted. We would like to thank everyone from White House, Modern Superior and Paul’s Boutique for aiding us in our efforts. The 2015 edition was bigger and better than the year prior and every filmmaker should be proud of the fact they helped make it an event to remember. The crowd was lively and excited yet respectful and classy and it showed especially during the QandA with Jonah from our Saturday feature “My Name is Jonah”.
Prizes were of course something that had to be awarded and American filmmaker Jason Keener experimental doc, made of his grandfather Charles’ camcorder footage, “Collinsville Trade Day, 1988” took the festival’s BEST OF FEST prize. Calgary’s Ted Stenson’s “Craig, the Loneliest Man in the World, Makes a Friend, Loses a Friend, and Subsequently Learns the Value of Solitude” was named the festival’s BEST CANADIAN FILM. The AUDIENCE CHOICE was shared by “Knockers” (Arnaud Mangin/France) and “I Could Eat a Horse” (Jake Hovell/UK). In addition “Knockers” won Friday’s INTERTOTO (programmer’s pick) while Thursday’s went to “Self-Deportation: The Untold Tale of a Marginal Woman” (Eugene Park/USA) and Saturday’s to “Selfie” (Ali Erfan Farhadi/Iran).