‘Cheaters, Robbers and Outlaws,’ written and directed by Red Deer’s Jason Steele, won an Audience Choice Award at the recent Central Alberta Film Festival. (Contributed image)

‘Cheaters, Robbers and Outlaws,’ written and directed by Red Deer’s Jason Steele, won an Audience Choice Award at the recent Central Alberta Film Festival. (Contributed image)

Two made-in Red Deer films honoured at recent film festival

Two Central Alberta Film Festival awards went to Red Deer films.

Randy S. Kirk’s Poetry, War and the Dance of Life was selected by both festival judges and the audience as an exceptional film.

“We screened films from around the world, and it’s great that a local film is being recognized this way,” said Ranjit Mullakady, CAFF President.

The short made-in-Red Deer documentary tells the story of 101-year-old Joseph Young, a Canadian poet, war veteran, and farmer. Young, who has since died, served in World War Two, returning after losing friends and surviving serious injury.

Red Deer director Jason Steele’s Cheaters, Robbers and Outlaws and Calgary director Warren Sulatycky’s Jasmine Road both received Audience Choice Awards.

The Audience Choice Award for feature documentary went to Living the Warrior Code, the story of ultra-distance triathlete Scott McDermott of Sylvan Lake.

The Line, directed by Anthony Goertz of Edmonton, and Rationale, directed by C. Blake Evernden of Lethbridge, received excellence awards from festival judges.

Central Alberta Film Festival is a not-for-profit that supports and promotes cinematography and filmmaking in Alberta and Canada.

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