Central Alberta Film Festival (CAFF) announces nominees for best films

Nineteen films nominated for awards at upcoming festival

Nineteen out of nearly 40 films being shown at Carnival Cinemas during the Central Alberta Film Festival (CAFF) between Feb. 20th and 23rd have been nominated for awards, which will be presented at a ceremony on Feb. 23rd after a special screening of Making Coco: The Grant Fuhr Story.

“The festival is showing some amazing films,” says Don Tjart, CAFF vice-president. “The nominees for this year’s awards are special, though. There are going to be some difficult choices.”

There are three nominees for Best Feature Narrative.

Barren & Empty The Sea tells the story of Esteban, who becomes a stranger in his own village overnight. In Prairie Dog, reports begin to come in regarding a mysterious animal roaming the farmlands of Brada County.

In Cor Values, which was filmed in Central Alberta, a young reporter travels back to his home town, only to find out home is not what it once was.

There are four nominees for Best Feature Documentary.

Before the Plate follows a single plate of food backwards to the farms its ingredients came from. From Seed to Seed is a Canadian perspective on a global social movement that regenerates the land, farming, and communities.

Last of the Fur Traders shares the adventures of a worker on the Arctic Ocean for the Hudson’s Bay Company. RISE: The Story of Augustines tells the tale of one of the most celebrated independent bands in the world.

Nominees for Best Short Narrative are Beautiful Idiot, Emily, The Wall, Beautiful Cake, Amen and Cambion.

Nominees for Best Short Documentary are Waniska, Salaam B’y, Farm, Finding Water, Once a Raider, Always a Raider: Inside the St. Albert Raiders Hockey Club and Power on Water.

Film descriptions, screening times and tickets can be found at cafilmfestival.ca.

-Submitted by the Central Alberta Film Festival

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