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Maddin wins $10,000 award for video art

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Once a champion of the medium of film, Winnipeg filmmaker Guy Maddin today won the 2010 Bell Award for video art worth $10,000, through the Canada Council for the Arts.

Maddin shot films such as Tales from the Gimli Hospital and Archangel on distressed film stock which gave an antique look look to his movies. But many of Maddin’s recent works achieved the same look on video.

The award is for his body of work according to a representative of the Canada Council. Maddin was selected by a national peer assessment committee made up of Jim Sinclair (Vancouver), Barbara Sternberg (Toronto) and John Zeppetelli (Montreal).

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