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BAFTA award


October 14, 2005: The winners of BAFTA awards for Excellence in Short Film were announced at the Mill Valley Film Festival today. BAFTA, the British Academy of Film and Television, awarded the statuette to “City Paradise,” directed by Gaelle Denis. Runner-up certificates were presented to “La Vie d’un Chien,” directed by John Harden, and “Transaction,” directed by Jacques Thelemaque.

September 19, 2005: The Guerilla Film Festival in Washington DC has announced the decisions of their jury. Prizes include:

Best Film Editing: John Harden (LA VIE D'UN CHIEN)
Best Music: Lucio Menegon (LA VIE D'UN CHIEN)

The panel of judges included Nancy Donnelly of National Geographic Television and Film, Jeff Osborn of National Geographic Magazine, Topher Kandik of SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival, and Brent Hurd of the International Broadcasting Bureau.

Jeff called “La Vie” “Very clever,” Brent praised its “Innovative presentation,” and Topher noted that “This was a great concept well realized. Excellent story. Excellent execution. So French. The filmÕs playfulness did not get in the way of its message. In fact, the absurdity of the plot actually reinforced the quiet desperation of its characters. The chances the director took with the narration and visual presentation, with more than a nod to Le Jetee, worked smartly as well.”