Graduate student wins film prize

Western graduate student Dave Kemp (Visual Arts) was given top honours at the recent Mississauga Celebrate the Square short film call for his video Watched.

The award ceremony and movie premier was held June 26. His film will be on display during the next few months on the newly installed outdoor screens at Mississauga City Hall.

“Having grown-up in Mississauga, it was nice to have a chance to show some work and to be acknowledged in my hometown,” Kemp says. “The public context of the large outdoor screens is a great way to show the work and reach an audience that probably wouldn’t see it otherwise.”

Kemp beat out 42 entries from as far away as Korea and Bulgaria for his submission, an experimental and highly formal video showing the transformation of liquid to gas, an occurrence most often not witnessed.