Best Independent Filmmaker

Thom Fitzgerald

Thom Fitzgerald is what we like to call a mover and shaker, but not for the reasons you might think. It’s his ability to rattle our perceptions and truths with his art---most recently with 3 Needles, which examines the personal and the political realities that AIDS has on a group of seemingly unrelated characters. In October, he took the director’s cut to Rio for a festival, and then it was back to Halifax for a benefit screening on behalf of the Nova Scotia Gambia Association. In August it screened at the 2006 AIDS Film Festival, as part of the International AIDS conference in Toronto.

1st runner-up Jason Eisener

2nd runner-up Andrea Dorfman

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