GEORGE HUPKA: Awards


1983 SaskCable Services Award The Miracle Makers (Producer)

1984 Video/Culture Finalist Gertrude Story: At Day's End (Director)

1984 CJRT-FM Award The Miracle Makers (radio version)

1985 Saskatchewan Showcase award Drawing the Line (Photographer/Editor)

1985 Video/Culture Honourable Mention Drawing the Line (Photographer/Editor)

1985 CityTV Scholarship for outstanding skill and creativity in field camerawork by a Ryerson student.

1986 Adcom Electronics Award for proficiency in camerawork by a Ryerson student. The Bug in the System (Director of Photography)

1987 CanPro Gold Winner for student drama. The Bug in the System (Director of Photography)

1990 CanPro Silver Focus: Kidney Transplant (Photographer/Editor)

1990 TVB Awards:
Best In Category - Collector's Choice (Director)
Honourable Mention - Farmgate "Kevin Hursh: Roots" (Director/DOP)

1991 CanPro Gold OBMIN: Ukrainian Student Exchange (Writer, Producer, Editor)

1991 CanPro Silver: Riel 22 (Director, Producer), CFQC TV NEWSCENTRE (Director)

1991 Hollobon Award - Best Documentary Breathing Easier (Director/Editor)

1991 TVB Awards
Best In Category - Eyes International "Eyes On Summer" (Director/Editor)
Honourable Mention - Sound Affects (Director/DOP)

1992 CAB Gold Ribbon Nominee -Documentary Cystic Fibrosis: The New Option (Director/Editor)

1993 CanPro Gold Best News Series - The Morning After (Photographer)

1994 Showcase Awards Best Educational Program - Down On The Farm, Pilot (Director/DOP)

1997 Native Indian and Inuit Photographers Association Best Documentary - Gift of the Grandfathers (Director of Photography)

1999 Showcase Awards Nominee, Best Feature Film under $2 million - Ryan's Babe (Director of Photography)

2000 Showcase Awards Best Corporate/Industrial  - Success In Saskatchewan - The Ducks Unlimited Story (Director/Producer)
Nominee, Best Corporate/Industrial - Donna's Story (Director of Photography)
Nominee, Best Commercial - Smart Learning (Director/DOP)

2002 Showcase Awards
Best Commercial (Low Budget category)  - SaskEnergy "Iced Tea" (Director)
Best Documentary - Donna's Story (Director of Photography)
Nominee, Best Commercial - Boardwalk - "Construction, Pelicans" (Director/DOP)

2002 ACE Awards
Award of Merit - TV Campaigns under $50,000 - SaskEnergy Conservation I "Iced Tea" (Director)

2003 Gold Summit Awards
SaskEnergy Conservation I campaign (Director)

2004 Leo Awards
Best Information Series - Campus Vets (Director of Photography)

2005 Gemini Awards
The Canada Award - Two Worlds Colliding (Director of Photography)

2005 Golden Sheaf Awards
Best Aboriginal Film - Two Worlds Colliding (Director of Photography)

2010 Promax Awards
multiple Gold Awards - 2010 Vancouver Olympics Opening (Director of Photography, segments)

2010 Gemini Awards
Best Sports Segment -Vancouver Olympics Closing Essay (Director of Photography)

2013 Canadian Screen Awards
Nominee, Best Documentary Series - Strip the City (Director of Photography, 3 episodes)

2013 The New York Festivals
Nominee, Best Documentary Series - Strip the City (Director of Photography, 3 episodes)

2013 Cynopsis Sports Media Awards
Nominee, Best Documentary Series - On the Edge (Producer, Director of Photography)

2013 Golden Sheaf Awards
Nominee, Best Documentary Series - On the Edge (Producer, Director of Photography)
Nominee, Best of Saskatchewan - On the Edge (Producer, Director of Photography)

2017 Golden Sheaf Awards
Best Short Subject, Factual - Seven Minutes (Director of Photography)

2019 HOT DOCS(Toronto)
Opening Night Feature Selection
Best Canadian Feature Documentary - nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up (Producer, Director of Photography)

2019 DOXA (Vancouver)
Eric Low Award for Canadian Feature Documentary - nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up (Producer, Director of Photography)

2019 WEENGUSHK Film Festival (Manitoulin)
Best Documentary - nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up (Producer, Director of Photography)

2019 GIMLI International Film Festival
Best of Fest - Audience Choice Award - nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up (Producer, Director of Photography)


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