Denis Seguin of Toronto has won The Canadian Film Centre’s REEL Challenge for his film “It’s My Right.” The contest was organized to choose a short film that best dealt with the issues of creators’ rights and copyright protection from a creator’s perspectives. “It’s My Right” featured several Canadian filmmakers and other artists talking about their intellectual property rights as artists. Responding to the announcement, Seguin said, “I’m delighted to have had my film recognized by the REEL Challenge jury. Copyright is not an abstract notion but a matter of survival for an artist. This is the message I wanted to convey through the faces and voices of the creators who appear in the film.”
Seguin received CDN$10,000 for winning the contest. The second and third place films, Nick Kalish’s “Respect the C” and Spencer Maybee’s “Respect the Original,” both received CDN$2,500.
Viewers can watch all three winning entries at The REEL Challenge website here.