CineSiege 2015 spotlights top student films
The 13th annual CineSiege juried festival of top York U student films packed the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema on October 20. Best Fiction Film went to Kristina Mileska’s Asteroid (which also won for sound design). The jury applauded Mileska’s ” simple, yet poignant story” of a young girl’s relationship with her dying grandfather. Jack Weisman’s Haunted by Presence was awarded Best Documentary. Jurors hailed it as “a strong, confident, mature and multi-layered documentary” deploying confessional work, verité and constructed storytelling. Gebriel Abebe Balcha’s Fear and Jeffrey Holiday’s Rough Housing tied to win Best Alternative Film. For the full list of awards visit the CineSiege 2015 website.