“SHE WHO MUST BURN” wins inaugural BARRY CONVEX AWARD
The Winner of Spectacular Optical’s 2015 Barry Convex Award for Best Canadian Feature or Co-Production is Larry Kent’s SHE WHO MUST BURN.
We selected Larry’s film for a number of reasons. Whether with words or imagery, Larry’s films have always been ferocious, and critically engaged with the culture he creates them in. As a filmmaker who actually worked in the Canadian tax shelter era that this award references, Larry is a bridge between the generation of uncompromising veterans of Canadian film, and the emerging filmmakers who are making their mark on this landscape now. His frequent collaborations with young West Coast filmmakers Shane Twerdun, Andrew Moxham and Andrew Dunbar only reinforces this connection further, and so in giving Larry this award, we are also recognizing the many talents of his collaborators, who will carry Canadian genre film into the next generation.
The Barry Convex Award is a physical statuette featuring artwork by Canadian genre artist Gary Pullin, as well as a $1000 cash prize, funded by the Paul A. Ray Memorial Fund. Larry was presented with his award at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal on August 3rd, 2015. Check out the photos of the presentation by King-Wei Chu below!
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