Join the ghosts of cinema for the closing party of Guy Maddin’s “Hauntings I” – a multi-channel video installation.
Live performance by THIS HISSES!
To kick off the night Canada Council for the Arts will be presenting Guy Maddin with the Bell Award in Video Art:
The $10,000 Bell Award in Video Art has been given annually to a Canadian video artist who has exceptional contribution to the advancement of the art form through videos, video installations or Web-based video art.
The winner of the 2010 Bell Award, Guy Maddin is a Winnipeg-based video artist and filmmaker with innumerable shorts and ten features to his credit, including cult classic Tales from the Gimli Hospital (1988); and Archangel (1990), which won the U.S. National Society of Film Critics Award for best experimental film of the year. Since then he has won many other awards including the Telluride Silver Medal for life achievement (1995), an Emmy Award for his ballet movie Dracula – Pages from a Virgin’s Diary (2002), the San Francisco International Film Festival’s Persistence of Vision award (2006), and created dozens of beguiling films in his unique personal style. These include such celebrated feature works as The Saddest Music in the World (2003); Brand upon the Brain! (2006); and My Winnipeg (2007), which won the Toronto International Film Festival City TV Prize for Best Canadian Feature.
Mr. Maddin is also a writer and teacher, and occupies the position of Distinguished Filmmaker in Residence at the University of Manitoba.