The last few days of the 2012 Spirit Festival ended Sunday with a flurry of awards at the Friends of Mount Revelstoke and Glacier’ Mountain Roots Festival, including two to local amateur filmmakers.
Ewan Urquhart won the award for Best Youth Film for his short movie called GASP, which was based on last year’s GASP program offered to RSS students by Parks Canada.
And Michelle Cole of the Revelstoke Railway Museum won the prize for Best Short Film with her one-minute take called Railway Humour. Local residents Heather Lea and Conor Hurley received Special Mentions from the jury for their films, Long Stories About Short Love and A World to Conserve, consecutively.
The Grand Prize and the People’s Choice Awards were won by Faroe Des Roches and Ryan Vandecastyen’s The Pipedreams Project, which explored the opposition by some northern BC resident to the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline proposal which would a pipeline from Alberta to Kitimat where the oil would be pumped into Asia-bound tankers.
The Best Professional Film Award went to Alex Lavigne for Sonnie Trotter — Crescendo. The Best Short Mountain Culture Film Award went to JoAnne Alaric for The Uphill Baker. And Best Novice Film wen to Adrien Kiernan for Welcome to Revelstoke.
Meanwhile, The two-day Top Bloke Contest ended Friday night with Ryan Hill defeating a field of contests to become Revelstoke’s Top Bloke.
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