NOAM GONICK 2012 HOTHOUSE AWARD RECIPIENT
WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Film Group is pleased to announce that Noam Gonick is the recipient of the 2012 Manitoba Film Hothouse Award, an award of $15,000 in cash and services from the Winnipeg Film Group.
This award, designed to provide recognition to the depth of local directing talent Manitoba has right here at home, is generously funded by the Province of Manitoba.
In conjunction with this award, the Winnipeg Film Group’s Cinematheque will feature a retrospective series on Gonick’s works titled Noam Gonick: Wildflower of Manitoba on June 22, 2012. This screening series will include his short works as well as his feature film “Stryker.”
Noam Gonick is a filmmaker, artist, writer, and curator exploring iconoclastic issues and positions in his work, from Utopian hippie cults and queer sexuality to Aboriginal street gangs and historic labour uprisings. Gonick has screened at the Venice, Toronto and Sundance film festivals, lectured at the Serpentine Gallery and is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (New York),The Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery (UBC) and the National Gallery of Canada. He is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and the Director's Guild of Canada.
Gonick will use his Hothouse Award to support the creation of an expanded documentary titled “Golden Boy.” Gonick states that this planned experimental essay film “proposes that the citizens of Winnipeg are all subjects of Hermes, father of Western esoteric tradition.”
Established in 1974, the Winnipeg Film Group is a charitable, artist run media arts centre dedicated to promoting the art of cinema. For 38 years, we have served as a resource centre for independent Manitoba filmmakers working in all forms and media. Through our Cinematheque, we bring the works of independent filmmakers from right here at home and around the world to local audiences. For more information on our organization, please visit winnipegfilmgroup.com.
The Winnipeg Film Group acknowledges the generous, ongoing support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council and the Winnipeg Arts Council.
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