Kudos to the Quebec Cinema Iris Awards (formerly known as the Jutra Awards). Last December, the committe of the Gala Cinema Quebecois announced they would be presenting an award, for the first time in history, for l’Iris du Meilleur son | Film documentaire (Best Sound in Documentary).
For 2018, the nominees were:
-SAMUEL GAGNON-THIBODEAU, ALEXIS PILON-GLADU:
-DANIEL ALMADA, PATRICK BECKER, JULIEN FRECHETTE, RETO STAMM, CHRISTOF STEINMANN:
-SYLVAIN BELLEMARE, BERNARD GARIÉPY STROBL, FÉLIX LAMARCHE:
Les terres lointaines
-CARLO GUILLERMO PROTO, CORY RIZOS, PABLO VILLEGAS
La résurrection d’Hassan
I am proud to be named among these artists.
This year, the award went to Catherine Van Der Donckt and Jean Paul Valard for their amazing work on La part du Diable. Congratulations!
It is fitting that Catherine spoke for all of us, in thanking Quebec Cinema for including us in the awards. Ignored for years, we concede, it is about time sound mixers and editors are recognized in the film community. Finally, our art has been embraced as a creative contribution to the creation of documentary film (not just a technical necessity.)
Congrats to all the Artisans! It was great to be among you at last night’s award ceremony.