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The Colours of My Father: A Portrait of Sam Borenstein

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With great singleness of purpose, Sam Borenstein painted for over 40 years. Despite his obvious talent it was only near the end of his life that his work began to be known. Twenty years after the artist's death, animation filmmaker Joyce Borenstein brings her father's work to a wider audience. Using various animation techniques in this documentary, she skillfully and harmoniously integrates archival material, filmed sequences, the painting themselves, and reminiscences of friends and family, to bring Sam Borenstein's work to life.

1991, 29 min

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Bronze Plaque Award
International Film and Video Festival
October 26 to 28 1993, Columbus - USA

FIFART Award
Festival international du film sur l'art FIFART
October 22 to 25 1992, Lausanne - Switzerland

Blue Ribbon Award - Category: Arts Profile
Itinerant - American Film and Video Festival
May 28 to 31 1992, Chicago - USA

Special Jury Award for its artistic inovation and creativity in documentary
National Educational Media Network Competition
May 20 to 25 1992, Oakland - USA

Certificate of Merit
International Film Festival
October 11 to 25 1991, Chicago - USA

Special Jury Award - Alberta-Quebec Award (Tied with The Company of Strangers and Love-Moi) - with a cash prize of 1,250$
World Media Festival
June 2 to 8 1991, Banff - Canada

Golden Sheaf Award - Category: Best Documentary under 30 minutes
Yorkton Film Festival
May 29 to June 2 1991, Yorkton - Canada