Freeman legacy wins multiple awards

October 18, 2007

Document Tools

Print This Article

E-mail This Page

Font Size
S      M      L      XL

Related Links

A multimedia collaboration between the City of Burnaby and SFU’s Learning and Instructional Design Centre (LIDC) won two top awards and three honourable mentions at the 55th (2007) Columbus International Film & Video Festival, known as the Chris Awards.

From The Heart: The Freeman Legacy, was produced by Rick Walker and written and directed by Rob Broad. It won the Silver Chris award for best interactive on-line production and the Ben Franklin award for the most creative and distinguished print material submitted with a film or video. It earned honourable mentions for biography in the humanities, education and information, and children and youth divisions.

From The Heart showcases the military and civilian careers of five distinguished Freemen of Burnaby, telling their stories through video, interactive games, archival photographs, posters, documents and a website.

The production was conceived to inform students and the general public about the devotion of these men, to service in war and peace, and to inspire others to follow in their footsteps.

“The project is a testament to the lives of the five Burnaby men featured, who made extraordinary contributions to our community for which we should all be grateful,” says LIDC director David Kaufman. “The awards are a great honour for LIDC and SFU. They demonstrate the professionalism and teamwork of our staff and the City of Burnaby’s staff.”

Burnaby has bestowed the title Freeman—the city’s highest municipal honour—to only 16 citizens since it created the designation four decades ago.
Search SFU News Online