A Cruel Wind Blows and Silent Bombs

waitingSilent Bombs: All for the Motherland wins 5 awards, including Best of Festival at the 2010 Yorkton Film Festival

The best of Canadian short film was celebrated at the 63rd Annual Yorkton Film Festival. Held May 27-30, delegates from across Canada took part in a number of workshops featuring top members of Canada’s film industry. Highlights included a double feature of the Canadian-made full-length films Rust and Last Train Home, the Minister’s Luncheon with the Honourable Dustin Duncan, select screenings of films nominated for an award, and a prairie LobsterBlast. The weekend culminated with the Golden Sheaf Awards held on Saturday, May 29, which honoured the best films entered into this year’s festival.

Silent Bombs: All for the Motherland won 5 awards, including the 2010 Best of Festival – the first Saskatchewan-made film to receive such an honour! The film also received the following:

  • Best Social Political Documentary
  • Best of Saskatchewan Ruth Shaw award
  • Rob King for Best Director Non-Fiction
  • Carrie-May Siggins for Best Research

For more information the complete winners list, visithttp://www.goldensheafawards.com

March, 2010 – Matthew Phillips, Director of Photography for A Cruel Wind Blows, wins the 2010 Canadian Society of Cinematographers Robert Brooks Award For Documentary Cinematography

2010 Showings for A Cruel Wind Blows:
March 11, Verity Club, Toronto, ON.
March 18, 19, Regina Public Library, Regina, SK
March 25, Am Shalom Synagogue, Barrie ON

March 2010 A Cruel Wind Blows  wins the Fargo Film Festival, Silver Medal Feature Documentary

“I was Chair of that category and I have to tell you that the committee loved your film. It was captivating and heartbreaking at the same time.”Tom Brandau, chair FFF Doc. Features.

December, 2009 Silent Bombs: All For the Motherland  wins the Saskatchewan Showcase, Social/Political Documentary Award

August, 2009 A Cruel Wind Blows  broadcast on NHK, Japan.
Viewer Comments:

“It was a very rare and valuable program which tells the truth of nuclear weapons.”
“I switched channels by chance and then I could not take my eyes from the screen.”
“We hope that this program will be watched by many audiences in the world.”

August,  2009 Silent Bombs broadcast on Al Jazeera English.

“Breathtaking, powerful, beautiful. Silent Bombs grabbed me, compelled me to watch…barely breathing for the entire 44 minutes.