On Screen Manitoba Congratulates Manitoba Co-Production High Life On Receiving Five Genie Nods

Feb 9, 2011 | Corporate Member News

Last Week, The Academy Of Canadian Cinema & Television Announced The Nominations For The 2011 Genie Awards. The Feature High Life, Filmed Entirely In Manitoba, Received Five Genie Nods Including Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role And Adapted Screenplay. High Life Received Support Through Manitoba Film & Music’s (Mfm) Production Equity Investment Program.

Mfm And On Screen Manitoba (Osm) Congratulate High Life’s Manitoba-Based Director Gary Yates, As Well As Local Talent And Crews, For Their Exceptional Work On This Film. High Life Was Co-Produced With Manitoba Production Company Buffalo Gal Pictures, A Member Of Osm. It Also Features Veteran Winnipeg Actor Stephen Mcintyre In One Of The Lead Roles.

“Manitobans Were Involved At All Levels Of Creation For This Film,” Says Carole Vivier, Ceo & Film Commissioner For Mfm. “High Life Is A Great Showcase Of Manitoba Resources And The High-Level Talent We Have Here. These Nominations Demonstrate That We Compete With The Best.”

“The Recognition High Life Has Received Since Its Release Reflects The Maturity Of The Production Community In Manitoba,” Says Osm Executive Director Nicole Matiation. “On Screen Manitoba Congratulates Its Members, And All Those Involved In The Production On Their Fine Success.”

High Life Premiered At The Berlin International Film Festival And Has Since Shown At The Toronto International Film Festival, The Shanghai International Film Festival And The Edinburgh International Film Festival. High Life Won The Award For Best Canadian Feature At The 2009 Calgary International Film Festival.

  • 2011 Genie Nominations For High Life Include:

    Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role: Timothy Olyphant
    Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role: Rossif Sutherland
    Adapted Screenplay: Lee Macdougall
    Original Score: Jonathan Goldsmith
    Overall Sound: Leon Johnson, Stephan Carrier And Kirk Lynds

Full List Of Nominees 

Manitoba Film & Music Is A Statutory Corporation Of Government Funded By The Province Of Manitoba Through The Department Of Culture, Heritage And Tourism. Mfm Exists So Our Film And Music Industries Flourish.

On Screen Manitoba Is A Non-Profit, Member-Driven Association That Leads, Builds And Represents Manitoba’s Screen-Based Media Industry.

For More Information Please Contact:

Ginny Collins
Communications And Marketing Director
Manitoba Film & Music
[email protected] 
Office: 204-947-2040

Megan Deaust
Marketing & Membership Manager
On Screen Manitoba
[email protected]
Office: 204-927-5890

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