By Sarah Klein
A six-minute film won the RBC Emerging Filmmaker Award at the Gimli Film Festival on Thursday night.
Filmmaker Kyle Sanderson of Dauphin won $10,000 for his project, “Black Rainbow” — a dark comedy set in the village of Caledonia, where a cluster of jagged, black clouds appear without warning.
“This is the first time that I have been awarded any money to make one of my projects,” Sanderson said. “I am excited by the opportunity and grateful to RBC and the Gimli Film Festival. I have been coming to Gimli since I was a kid and really love this Festival. I am very excited to premiere it here next year.”
Sanderson’s last short film was a six-minute piece called “Lie Down and Die,” where it premiered at TIFF in 2011 and represented Manitoba in CBC’s Short Film Face-off.
Five other finalists were competing for the same prize, including Nate Bower (Brandon, MB), Orlando Braun (Winnipeg, MB), Tyson Caron (Winnipeg, MB), Aidan Ritchie (Winnipeg, MB), and Brodie Sanderson (Winnipeg, MB).
The Gimli Film Festival wraps up on Sunday.