As Soon As Weather Will Permit wins big at the Imagine Science Film Festival in New York


Screen Shot 2017-02-19 at 8.58.29 PMImagine Science Film Festival “After much deliberation by our Jury, the awards went to the following films:
Nature Scientific Merit Award – given to the film that best exemplifies science in narrative filmmaking in a compelling, credible, and inspiring manner.
 Runner Up: As Soon as Weather Will Permit, by Su Rynard.
Nature People’s Choice Award – given to the film that receives the most audience votes during the festival.
Winner: As Soon as Weather Will Permit

More info here: http://imaginesciencefilms.org/newyork/awards/

Imagine Science is a film festival that aims bridge the gap between art and science through film, thereby transforming the way science is communicated to the public and encouraging collaboration across disciplines. Together, scientists, who dedicate their lives to studying the world in which we live, and filmmakers, who interpret and expose this knowledge, can make science accessible and stimulating to the broadest possible audience. Imagine Science Films is committed to drawing attention to the sciences, whether it is through art or our community outreach efforts.

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The Messenger Documentary wins Awards

On October 1, in Jackson, Wyoming, THE MESSENGER was honored with a Best Conservation Program Award at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festivals’ Grand Teton Awards Gala.  The Best Conservation Program Award is “Awarded to the program that most effectively contributes to an awareness of timely and relevant conservation issues and/or solutions.”  Finalists included Racing Extinction, and I Bought A Rainforest.

The film also received a Special Mention at CinemAmbiente Film Festival in Italy, and a Top Ten Audience Award at the Hot Docs Film Festival.

Jackson Hole winner laurels

 

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The Messenger recently screened at the Bergen International Film Festival in Norway and Reykjavik International Film festival in Iceland.

Please read my blog posts Mountains, Fjords & Film and A Different Tomorrow!

You can watch The Messenger film trailer here:

 

Human Nature, University of Sask Art Galleries, Oct 9 – Dec 15 2015

HUMAN NATURE

Curated by Corinna Ghaznavi

Artists featured: Mary Anne Barkhouse (Minden), Panya Clark Espinal (Toronto), John Dickson (Toronto), Soheila Esfahani (Waterloo), FASTWÜRMS (Creemore), Martin Golland (Ottawa), Sherri Hay (Toronto), Kelly Jazvac (London), Gareth Lichty (Kitchener),  Gavin Lynch (Ottawa), Lisa Myers (Port Severn), David Ruben Piqtoukun (Sutton West), Su Rynard (Toronto), TH&B (Hamilton)

We live in a world indelibly marked by human presence. We have inherited the consequences of industrialization, capitalism, colonization and globalization. The excess material prosperity of the ‘first world’ now threatens the very survival of habitats and ecosystems, and human and non-human animals. Human Nature presents fourteen contemporary Ontario artists whose works look at the state of the natural world and our impact on it.

Playing on the idea of human nature as a force that exploits and innovates, creates and destroys, the artists in the exhibition explore a range of critical issues such as water scarcity, endangered habitats, waste and sustainability, post-industrialization, colonization, and the link between global warming and extreme weather. Taken together, the works of these artists reflect on human constructions and the complex interconnections between nature, culture, and technology. Human Nature critiques and explores our collective past and our fragile present, while pointing to alternative ways of envisioning the future.

For more information click here.

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Sonic Geography

I was delighted to be invited by Musicworks editor Jenny Punter to write an article for the Sonic Geography component of Musicworks magazine. Musicworks is dedicated to the development of new and passionate audiences for experimental music. Enjoy!

https://www.musicworks.ca/featured-article/sonic-geography/avian-message

The Messenger – world Premiere at Hot Docs Toronto 2015

The world premiere for the feature documentary The Messenger took place on April 28, 2015 at the prestigious Hot Docs festival in Toronto Canada.

After the final screening, audience votes were tallied for the Vimeo On Demand Audience Award. The third place winner is THE MESSENGER (D: Su Rynard; Canada, France).

THE MESSENGER is a visually thrilling ode to the beauty and importance of the imperiled songbird, and what it will mean to all of us on both a global and human level if we lose them.

For more info visit: www.TheMessengerDoc.com