Night Mayor

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13 min 53 s
Guy Maddin

This short Guy Maddin film tells the story of inventor Nihad Ademi, who harnesses the power of the aurora borealis in Winnipeg in 1939. Ademi uses this power to broadcast images of Canada to its own citizens from coast to coast, but in the process angers he the government.

Awards and distinctions

  • Grand Prize of the Lab Competition- with a cash prize of 3500 euros International Short Film Festival - Clermont-Ferrand, 2011
  • Best Experimental Short South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW) - Austin, 2010