RPFF 2012 presents LIFT/Whites Most Promising Filmmaker Award to Chase Joynt





Co-presented by LIFT and WILLIAM F. WHITE


November 22, 2012


Toronto-based filmmaker/artist Chase Joynt was awarded the Most Promising Filmmaker Award at Closing Night of the Regent Park Film Festival for his short documentary Akin, which screened in the React and Recover program. Akin is a lyrical exploration of the relationship between an Orthodox Jewish mother and her transgender son, and was chosen as the winner by a jury consisting of Sheena D. Robertson, Jeff Kariuki and Hubert Davis. Chase wins a $1,000 gift certificate to William F. White and a Production Membership plus $500 in equipment rentals from the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT).


Congratulations to Chase on his win!


The Regent Park Film Festival is Toronto's only free-of-charge community film festival, dedicated to showcasing local and international independent works relevant to residents of Regent Park, the largest and oldest public housing project in Canada. www.regentparkfilmfestival.com


Chase Joynt is a Toronto-based filmmaker, performer and writer. Recently awarded the EP Canada/Canada Film Capital Award for Emerging Canadian Artist and the Jury Award at the Regent Park Film Festival, Chase's film Akin is currently being exhibited at festivals in Canada, the US and Internationally. His last film, Everyday To Stay was awarded Best Short Film while on tour with Madrid's International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, and the Jury Award for Best Documentary in Bangalore, India. Chase’s latest media installation project Resisterectomy was curated by The Feminist Art Gallery (FAG) in Toronto, and presented as a solo exhibition in collaboration with Mary Bryson at Access Gallery in Vancouver, BC. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Cinema and Media Studies at York University. www.chasejoynt.com