Awards
   
 
 
 
 

List of CDIFF Awards
Jury Selected Awards
Gold
Silver
Bronze

Audience Choice Awards
First Place
Second Place
Third Place

Special Award from the Festival Director
This award is presented based on a theme of the Festival Director's choice.

2017 Awards

Jury Awards
Contact Dance Every Body by Olya Glotka danced away with the Gold Jury Award at the Contact Dance International Film Festival (CDIFF). The film features StopGap Foundation founder Luke Anderson as he dances using his wheelchair to gracefully lift his dance partner
Laura Storey as they intertwine tenderly in the galleries of the Art Gallery of Ontario. Olya Glotka is a young, self-made filmmaker who is in search of ways to empower people and make the world a better place through the power of filmmaking and dance.

Parcon NYC #1: Subway Stops won the Silver Jury Award, filmed by the Parcon NYC: Andrew Suseno, Javaka Steptoe, Cecilia Fontanesi, Richard Inkyu Kim, and Dean James Beck. The film captures the story of an everyday subway ride home for a Latinx girl from the Bronx, the environment around her comes alive with dancers performing a genre that fuses parkour with contact dance improvisation called parcon. Martin Henson and Satoko Sugiyama are independent filmmakers with hundreds of films and television commercials to their name. Parcon NYC is a collective of artists, movers and healers dedicated to inclusion and investigating human connection with others and place through weight sharing, balance and touch.

The Bronze Jury Award was awarded to Wake Me Up, a short film that started as a school project at the International Baccalaureate school, Fairview International School in Kuala Lumpur after two young girls, Sonia and Leila, discovered contact dance improvisation. The result is a delightful and honest portrayal of friendship that is the epitome of contact dance improvisation all levels approach.

Audience Choice Awards
Wednesday night:
Contested Landscapes by Sarah Puja Jones

Friday night:
William and Eloise Duo on a Chinese Pole « Next generation » by TSF company with dancer and creators Héloïse Bourgeois and William Underwood

Saturday night:
Sigur Rós - Valtari
Written & directed by: Christian Larson with Dancers: James O'hara & Nicola Leahey. Choreography by: sidi larbi cherkaoui. Cinematography by: mattias montero. Costume designer: lydia kovacs Produced by: noreen khan.

Award from the AD
Emerging Filmmaker award goes to Olya Glotka



2015 Winners


JURY AWARDS
JURY AWARDS GOLD JURY AWARD
Caída Libre/Free Fall by Sharon Fridman, Andrea Vázquez and Damián Varela (Miramemira)

SILVER JURY AWARD
Motel Labyrinthos by Sideris Nanoudis, Georgia Petrali, Daniel Bear Davis

BRONZE JURY AWARD
City Music by Michael Demski

EMERGING FILMMAKER AWARD FORM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Cure For Fear by Mika Lior

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS 
FIRST PLACE AUDIENCE CHOICE
Cures For Fear by Mika Lior

SECOND PLACE AUDIENCE CHOICE
City Music by Michael Demski

THIRD PLACE AUDIENCE CHOICE
Contact Improv from the Inside Out by Vivek Patel



2013 Winners

JURY AWARDS
GOLD JURY AWARD
Sketchbook (Jeremy Finch, USA, 2011)

SILVER JURY AWARD
In Touch (Johan Planefeldt, Germany and Sweden, 2012)

BRONZE JURY AWARD
Moments of Practice (Irene Sposetti, Italy, Johan Nilsson, Sweden, 2011)

CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
In Touch
(Johan Planefeldt, Germany and Sweden, 2012)

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS
FIRST PLACE AUDIENCE CHOICE
HASTA DONDE (Sharon Fridman and Arthur Bernard, Spain, 2011)

SECOND PLACE AUDIENCE CHOICE
In Touch (Johan Planefeldt, Germany and Sweden, 2012)

THIRD PLACE AUDIENCE CHOICE
Tie between
Sketchbook (Jeremy Finch, USA, 2011)
and
Epreuve Synthese
(Samuel Charlton and Reuben Hosler, Canada 2012)

 

     

 

 






















   
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