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Monday, 24 November 2008

AURORA 2008 Award Winners

AURORA 2008 Award Winners
The award-winning films for AURORA 2008 were announced at the awards presentation on Sunday 16 November. Three cash awards and one special mention were made by the competition jury, as follows:
Best Music Video: Flesh Unitard in P*E*A*C*E* by Jessie Stead (USA)
Best Film: the object which thinks us: OBJECT 1 by Samantha Rebello (UK)
Dick Arnall Award, for rogue vision in the manipulated moving image
Infection Transmission Event / Cloudy November by Paul Abbott (UK)
Special Mention: Origin of the Species by Ben Rivers (UK)
Further details, including the jury's citations, can be found here.
AURORA Edition 2 and book now available
The new AURORA DVD, Edition 2, and this year's sumptuous book, AURORA 2008: The Infinite Measure, are now available to buy from the AURORA shop online. The DVD (£15) features ten of the best new artists' films from across the world, taken from the selection for this year's festival (including the winner of Best Film, the object which thinks us: OBJECT 1), whilst the book (£10) includes exclusive writing by Robert Beavers, Mark Webber, Henriette Huldisch, Iain Sinclair, Chris Petit and others - as well as colour plates and full film notes. Available from the online shop (and check back for more DVDs and books - available soon).

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