2019 Sifa nominees

Best Short Film

Naming Sponsor: Lampblack Studios

ahkâmêyimo nitânis (Keep Going My Daughter) by Candy Fox
The Diggers by George Hupka
Magdaleena by Elian Mikkola
Unfold by John Graham

Best student Film

Naming Sponsor: University of Regina – Department of Film

A Man Replaced by Joel Tabak
Follow Leader by Scott Johnson
My World is No Longer the World I Knew by Weiye Su
Prairie Dreams by DJ Carnegie
To Call My Own by Morgan Jones

Best feature Film

Naming Sponsor: SMPIA

Audacity by Jeremy Cole Bastian
Begonia by Gavin Baird
Run Wolf, Run by Carli Robertson

best web series

Naming Sponsor: Creative Saskatchewan

Pieces: Camp by Sophie Kokott
Rock Bottom by Rick Anthony

Best acting

Naming Sponsor: B.E.ZEE Productions

Sage Dent in Begonia
Kylie Jade in Slight
Aksa Korttila in Magdaleena
Trillian Reynoldson in Begonia
Andrew Valdez in Pagliacci

Best technical Achievement

Naming Sponsor: Java Post Production

Gavin Baird, Cinematography in Begonia
Dylan Crosby & Kyler Wilton, Editing in GOOD MORNING
Morgan Jones, Creative Use of Imaging in To Call My Own
Elian Mikkola, Sound Design in Magdaleena
Ava Wild, Score in The Acreage & The Ambush

Audience Choice Award

Naming Sponsor: Flo Print

Selected by audience vote and awarded the night of the awards.

2018 sifa nominees

Best Short Film Nominees

A Focused Portrait of Hartley Smith - Kolby Kostyniuk

Greg Allen’s Supernatural Sasquatch - Jeremy Ratzlaff

Being - John Graham

The Lost Art of Inertia - Gerald Saul

Four in a Blanket - Gavin Baird

Farewell Transmission - Mike Rollo

Bad Poetry: Megan Nash - Aaron Sinclair

Best Student Film Nominees:

Beta Test - Joel Makar and Kenton Evenson

Sir Bailey - Matt Ripplinger

Moonshine Acres - Joel Kereluke

Der Jude - Spencer Zimmerman

Best Feature Film Nominees:

The Big Gust! - Gavin BairdSuperGrid - Hugh Patterson and Lowell DeanBook of Trespasses - Jared Berry, Gareth Nicol and Larry ParsonsThe Matter of Ronnie Goldblatt - Ian GoldbergThe Tipping Point - Jacob Stebner

Best Acting Nominees:

Matthew Burgess - Book of Trespasses
Trillian Reynoldson - The Big Gust!
Josh Strait - Beta Test
Mooky Cornish - 5 O'Clock
Andrew Valdez - Merry What?
Leo Fafard - SuperGrid


Technical Achievement Nominees:

Michael Jari Davidson, Cinematography - SuperGrid

Matt Ripplinger, Film Manipulation - Sir Bailey

Chencheng Pu, Visual Effects - Beta Test

Andrea-Jane Cornell, Sound Design - Farewell Transmission

Gavin Baird, Production Design - Four in a Blanket

Gerald Saul, Editing - The Lost Art of Inertia

Tiess McKenzie, Musical Score - A Focused Portrait of Hartley Smith

2017 sifa nominees

Best Short Film Nominees:

Gas Can - Mattias Graham

The Flats - Ian Campbell

From Up North - Trudy Stewart

Eyes of Sorrow Moon - Gerald Saul

Under the Same Sky - Sylvia Ziemann

Best Student Film Nominees:

A Moment Gone By - Timothy Merasty

Doktor Ripp - Matthew Ripplinger

Separate Beds - Layton Burton

Home Sewn - Morgan Jones

Evelyn & I - Weiye Su

Best Feature Film Nominees:

Talent - Lucas Frison

Josi Victoria: A Complicated Masquerade - Ken Dalgarno

Rigger - Dianne Ouellette

Best Acting Nominees:

Natalie Lazarou - Talent

Mark Claxton - Doktor Ripp

Anna Mazurik - The Tinwife

Logan Vanghel - Heistery

Shawn Koch - Heistery


Technical Achievement Nominees:

Layton Burton, Cinematography - Talent

Joel Tabak, Cinematography - Doktor Ripp

Devin McAdam, Cinematography - The Tinwife

Travis Neufeld, Production Design - The Tinwife

Kevin Drysdale, Editing - Separate Beds

Layton Burton, Production Design - Separate Beds

Ian Campbell, Production Design - The Flats

2016 sifa nominees

Best Short Film Nominees:

Please Rate Your Experience - Jeremy Ratzlaff

Trio - John Graham

Der Glockner - Chrystene Ells and Berny Hi

Ilsa the Far Seer - Ian Campbell

Lookout - Kyath Battie

Best Student Film Nominees:

It’s Good for You! - An An

Dreamers - Kolby Kostyniuk

SAARI - Ella Mikkola

Time Frame - Joel Kereluke

Best Feature Film Nominees:

The Sabbatical - Brian Stockton

VOUS ETES ICI - Mark Wihak

The Land of Rock and Gold - Daniel Redenbach and Janine Windolph

Patient 62 - Rick Anthony

Voice from the Wilderness - Jason Britski

Basic Human Needs - Matt Yim

Best Acting Nominees:

Laura Abramsen - Basic Human Needs

Charity Bradfield - The Land of Rock and Gold

James Whittingham - The Sabbatical

Ron Anderson - Dreamers

Abby Thiessen - Stigma

Best Technical Achievement:

Jason Cullimore, Score - Der Glockner

Ella Mikkola, Picture and Sound Editing - SAARI

Pulsewidth, Score - The Land of Rock and Gold

Berny Hi, Director of Photography - Please Rate Your Experience

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