About Dirt City

About Dirt City Films

Dirt City Films is the production company of filmmaker Trevor Anderson, based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (a.k.a. Dirt City).

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photo by Fish Griwkowsky

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About Trevor Anderson

Since 2005, Trevor Anderson has written and directed ten short films. His most recent film, The Little Deputy, premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Previous films include: The Man That Got Away, which won the prestigious D.A.A.D. Short Film Prize at the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival; The High Level Bridge, which was included in the 2012 Sundance Shorts touring package, and which Roger Ebert proclaimed, “better, minute for minute, than most of the features at your multiplex”; and, Rock Pockets, which won the inaugural Lindalee Tracey Award at Hot Docs 2007, presented to “an emerging Canadian filmmaker working with passion, humour, a strong sense of social justice, and a personal point of view.” In an essay on Short of the Week, Jason Sondhi wrote that “Anderson, with The Little Deputy, continues to prove that he is one of the smartest and most inventive filmmakers in the short form.”

Contact

trevor [at] dirtcityfilms [dot] com

Awards

  • Best Documentary Short
    2015 - Scruffy City Film and Music Festival - The Little Deputy
  • Outstanding Short Documentary
    2015 - FAVA Awards of Excellence - The Little Deputy
  • Outstanding Music Video
    2015 - FAVA Awards of Excellence - Floating in the Sky
  • Best Alberta Doc
    2015 - Global Visions Film Festival - The Little Deputy
  • Best Short Production
    2015 - Alberta Film & Television Awards - The Little Deputy
  • Best Personal Film
    2015 - Winnipeg Airport Awards - The Little Deputy
  • Outstanding Documentary Film or Video Under 40 Minutes
    2013 - FAVA Awards of Excellence - The Man That Got Away
  • DAAD Short Film Prize
    2012 - Berlin International Film Festival - The Man That Got Away
  • Outstanding Experimental Film or Video Under 40 Minutes
    2012 - FAVA Awards of Excellence - The High Level Bridge
  • Best Short Film
    2012 - Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival - The Man That Got Away
  • Alberta Spirit Award for Best Short
    2012 - Calgary International Film Festival - The Man That Got Away
  • Edmonton Film Prize
    2012 - shared with "The Perfect Runner", Niobe Thompson, Clearwater Documentary, awarded by the Edmonton Film Commission and Edmonton Arts Council - The Man That Got Away
  • Honourable Mention for Live Action Short Film
    2010 - AFI Fest, American Film Institute, Los Angeles - The High Level Bridge
  • Jury Award for Best Short Film
    2009 - winner, Pink Apple Film Festival, Zurich, Switzerland - The Island
  • Honourable Mention for Experimental Film
    2008 - Iris Prize Festival - Rock Pockets
  • Honourable Mention for Experimental Film
    2008 - Iris Prize Festival - Rock Pockets
  • Audience Award for Best Short Film
    2008 - winner, Fairy Tales Calgary International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival - DINX
  • Golden Sheaf - Overall Sound - Nonfiction
    2007 - nominated, Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival - Rock Pockets
  • Golden Sheaf - Original Music - Nonfiction
    2007 - nominated, Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival - Rock Pockets
  • Golden Sheaf - Documentary Short Subject
    2007 - nominated, Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival - Rock Pockets
  • Honourable Mention for Innovative Short Film
    2007 - Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival - Rock Pockets
  • 30th Anniversary Award
    2007 - winner, Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative, Festival 50 / 104 - Rock Pockets
  • Lindalee Tracey Award
    2007 - winner, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival - Rock Pockets
  • Best Screenwriter, Drama Under 60 Minutes
    2006 - nominated, AMPIA - Rugburn
  • Jury Award for Best Local Short
    2006 - winner, Fairy Tales International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival - Rugburn
  • Alberta Centennial Award for Best Alberta Film
    2005 - shortlisted, Calgary International Film Festival - Rugburn