Media City 17 Award-Winning Films

Detail: Shibuya – Tokyo, Tomonari Nishikawa, Japan, 16mm, 10 min, 2010


Media City’s International Competition Jury announced the award-winning films from the 17th edition at the festival’s closing party on Saturday, May 28, 2011. Congratulations to the winners!

The winners are:


Forms Are Not Self-Subsistent Substances by Samantha Rebello (UK, 16mm, 23min, 2010)


Bouquets 11-20 by Rose Lowder (France, 16mm, 11 min, 2005-2009)


Shibuya – Tokyo by Tomonari Nishikawa (Japan, 16mm, 10 min, 2010)


Cinematographie by Philipp Fleischmann (Austria, 16mm, 6 min, 2009)

The Matter Propounded, of Its Possibility or Impossibility, Treated in Four Parts by David Gatten (USA, 16mm, 13 min, 2011)

The Jury:

Thomas Beard (New York) is founder and director of Light Industry, a venue for film and electronic art in Brooklyn. He has organized screenings and exhibitions for Art in General, Artists Space, PERFORMA, the Museum of Modern Art New York and Tate Modern. He is currently at work on the film program for the 2012 Whitney Biennial.

William Raban (London UK) has been making films since 1970. Included among the many international presentations of his films are retrospective screenings at the Museum for Modern Art New York, the IFF Rotterdam and the 17th edition of Media City. Raban was the manager of the London Filmmakers Co-op workshop from 1972-1976 and is currently reader in Film at University of the Arts, London.

Daichi Saito (Montreal, CAN) studied literature and philosophy in the USA and Hindi and Sanskrit in India before turning to film. He is co-founder of Double Negative, a Montréal based film collective dedicated to experimental filmmaking. His films have screened at prominent festivals around the world and his most recent project won the Grand Prize at Media city in 2010.

Additionally we are pleased to announce the winner of the Media City 17 Membership Draw!

Congratulations to Myrna J Rugg of Ann Arbor, MI who has won a pair of round trip tickets between any two points served by VIA Rail between Windsor and Quebec City.