The Crocodiles Wins Sprockets
The Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers Showcase offers young Ontario filmmakers in Grades 3 through 12 a chance to have their short film shown on the big screen at Sprockets. There are three Jump Cuts awards decided by a jury of film-industry professionals. This year’s jury consisted of filmmaker Dylan Reibling (Record, TIFF’09); Brent Orr, founder of Never Too Short Productions; and Suzanne Wilson, General Manager of the cross-platform production company, The Chocolate Liberation Front and the Program Coordinator and professor for Centennial College's new Children's Entertainment: Writing, Production and Management Post Graduate Program.
The Frederick Simpson Award for Best Film Grade 3 to 6
Once Upon a Time by Dashiell Scully-Ashton.
The Veronica Herman Award for Best Film Grade 7 to 9
Box Boy by Freddy Fitz. An honourable mention went to The White Room by Emily Buday.
The Gertrude Löwengren Award for Best Film Grade 10 to 12
Clean Cut Man by Max Parr and Max Taeuschel. An honourable mention went Planting Season by Slater Jewell-Kemker.
The Frederick Simpson, Veronica Herman and Gertrude Löwengren Awards are generously supported by Garrett Herman.
The 13th annual Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children offers children and youth the opportunity to learn about film and cultural perspectives from around the world through the power of the moving image. With a programme drawn from the best of Canadian and international cinema, Sprockets runs from April 17 to April 23, 2010, with a Public Programme and a School Programme (April 19 to 23) for students in grades 1 to 12, designed with curriculum connections and teacher resources. For more information, visit the official Sprockets website at sprockets.ca.
Sprockets is generously supported by Bell, RBC, Cineplex Entertainment LP, the City of Toronto and the Ontario Arts Council.