The Little Deputy wins a Winnipeg Airport Award!

December 22, 2015

We could not be more thrilled to announce that The Little Deputy has won Best Personal Film in the coveted Winnipeg Airport Awards of 2015.

The jury, consisting solely of filmmaker Matthew Rankin, chose eleven short films to honour this year. Here is the full text of their announcement:

Pour le Jour le plus court, voici mes propres Palmarès pour les meilleurs court-métrages de l’année selon mes propres intérêts comme cinéaste-spectateur. Winnipeg Airport Awards 2015!!!

1.) Endless fascination 1: THE PRIDE OF STRATHMOOR (Einar Baldvin, Iceland-USA)

2.) Endless fascination 2: THE TOWER (Salomé Lamas, Portugal)

3.) Endless fascination 3: THE MASTER (Riho Unt, Estonia)

3.) Magnificent Subversion Award: JEAN-MARC VALLÉE (Annie St-Pierre, Québec)

4.) Best Personal Film: THE LITTLE DEPUTY (Trevor Anderson, Alberta)

5.) Best Celluloid Film: QUIET ZONE (Karl Lemieux & David Bryant, Québec)

6.) Best Making Of: BRING ME THE HEAD OF TIM HORTON (Evan M Johnson & Galen Johnson, Winnipeg)

7.) Best Utopian Film: THE GOLDEN CALF (Nina Paley, USA)

8.) Finest Achievement in Fun Formalism: SONAMBULO (Theo Ushev, Québec)

9.) Special Jury Prize for Ecstatic Hallucination: PALM ROT (Ryan Gillis, USA)

10.) Finest Achievement in Nordic Abstraction: Ex Aequo END OF SUMMER (Jóhann Jóhannsson, Iceland) & ISLE OF SEALS (Edmunds Jansons, Latvia)

The Little Deputy rides across Canada... twice!

December 15, 2015

We are patriotically proud to announce that The Little Deputy will tour the nation twice, first in Telefilm Canada’s short film celebration The Shortest Day on the winter solstice, then again in the new year in TIFF’s Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival.

The Shortest Day screenings take place December 18 - 21, 2015 in various cities across Canada.

Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival will screen in January and February, 2016, in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and Calgary.

The Little Deputy at the American Film Institute's AFI FEST 2015

October 30, 2015

The American Film Institute’s AFI FEST means a lot to me. They plucked me out of Edmonton and plunked me on a Hollywood red carpet when they showed my short film Rock Pockets in 2007 - a mind-boggling experience that I made into my next short, Carpet Diem (2008). I’m super excited to announce that The Little Deputy will screen at the upcoming 2015 AFI FEST, Nov 5 - 12, in glamorous ol’ Hollywood, U.S.A.

The Little Deputy at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

February 3, 2015

Our new short film The Little Deputy, written and directed by Trevor Anderson and produced by Blake McWilliam, had its festival premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Jan. 22 - Feb. 1, 2015, in Park City, Utah.

Here are six photo galleries of our adventures, by Fish Griwkowsky.

The Little Deputy at Sundance ‘15 - Gallery One: Arrival

The Little Deputy at Sundance ‘15 - Gallery Two: Premiere!

The Little Deputy at Sundance ‘15 - Gallery Three: circles + simulators

The Little Deputy at Sundance ‘15 - Gallery Four: queer eggs, Ham Tyler

The Little Deputy at Sundance ‘15 - Gallery Five: competing pictures

The Little Deputy at Sundance ‘15 - Gallery Six: Rewards

The Little Deputy at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

February 1, 2015

Our new short film The Little Deputy, written and directed by Trevor Anderson and produced by Blake McWilliam, has its festival premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Jan. 22 - Feb. 1, 2015, in Park City, Utah.

We’ll be posting photo galleries of our adventures here, check back throughout the week! Pics by Fish Griwkowsky.

The Little Deputy at Sundance ‘15 - Gallery One: Arrival

The Little Deputy at Sundance ‘15 - Gallery Two: Premiere!

The Little Deputy at Sundance ‘15 - Gallery Three: circles + simulators

The Little Deputy at Sundance ‘15 - Gallery Four: queer eggs, Ham Tyler

The Little Deputy at Sundance ‘15 - Gallery Five: competing pictures

The Little Deputy at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

January 30, 2015

Our new short film The Little Deputy, written and directed by Trevor Anderson and produced by Blake McWilliam, has its festival premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Jan. 22 - Feb. 1, 2015, in Park City, Utah.

We’ll be posting photo galleries of our adventures here, check back throughout the week! Pics by Fish Griwkowsky.

The Little Deputy at Sundance ‘15 - Gallery One: Arrival

The Little Deputy at Sundance ‘15 - Gallery Two: Premiere!

The Little Deputy at Sundance ‘15 - Gallery Three: circles + simulators

The Little Deputy at Sundance ‘15 - Gallery Four: queer eggs, Ham Tyler

The Little Deputy at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

January 25, 2015

Our new short film The Little Deputy, written and directed by Trevor Anderson and produced by Blake McWilliam, has its festival premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Jan. 22 - Feb. 1, 2015, in Park City, Utah.

We’ll be posting photo galleries of our adventures here, check back throughout the week! Pics by Fish Griwkowsky.

The Little Deputy at Sundance ‘15 - Day One: Arrival

The Little Deputy at Sundance ‘15 - Day Two: Premiere!

The Little Deputy at Sundance ‘15 - Day Three: circles + simulators

The Little Deputy at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

January 25, 2015

Our new short film The Little Deputy, written and directed by Trevor Anderson and produced by Blake McWilliam, has its festival premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Jan. 22 - Feb. 1, 2015, in Park City, Utah.

We’ll be posting photo galleries of our adventures here, check back throughout the week! Pics by Fish Griwkowsky.

The Little Deputy at Sundance ‘15 - Day One: Arrival

The Little Deputy at Sundance ‘15 - Day Two: Premiere!

The Little Deputy at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

January 23, 2015

Our new short film The Little Deputy, written and directed by Trevor Anderson and produced by Blake McWilliam, has its festival premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Jan. 22 - Feb. 1, 2015, in Park City, Utah.

We’ll be posting photo galleries of our adventures here, check back throughout the week! Pics by Fish Griwkowsky.

The Little Deputy at Sundance ‘15 - Day One: Arrival

The Little Deputy Western Variety Show!

January 22, 2015

Edmonton audiences got a sneak peak at Dirt City Films’ new short film The Little Deputy, before it headed off to the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

See a gallery of photos from the evening here. All photos by Fish Griwkowsky.

The Little Deputy Western Variety Show took place on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 7pm at Metro Cinema at the historic Garneau Theatre.

In addition to a special screening of The Little Deputy, writer / director Trevor Anderson introduced and screened three award-winning short films from the recent international film festival circuit: Cattle Call by Matthew Rankin and Mike Maryniuk; Pioneer by David Lowery; and I Am John Wayne by Christina Choe.

Delilah Manhandler danced a fan dance, Capital City Burlesque performed a can-can, and Night Terror and Meat played a four-hands-one-piano ragtime medley. An after-party continued at the Empress Ale House starring the band Okay Corral.

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