photo by Lyle Bell

photo by Lyle Bell

Very accomplished filmmaking.
— Werner Herzog
Anderson continues to prove that he is one of the smartest and most inventive filmmakers in the short form.
— Jason Sondhi, Short of the Week
 

Trevor Anderson is an Edmonton-based filmmaker whose most recent film Docking will premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. His film The Little Deputy premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and was included in Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival. The Man That Got Away won the prestigious D.A.A.D. Short Film Prize at the 2012 Berlinale. The High Level Bridge was included in the 2011 Sundance Shorts touring package – Roger Ebert wrote, “The director of this film knows exactly what he's doing... better, minute for minute, than most of the features at your multiplex.” The Island premiered at the 2009 Berlinale and won the Pink Apple Award in Zurich. Rock Pockets won the inaugural Lindalee Tracey Award at Hot Docs 2007, presented to “an emerging Canadian filmmaker working with passion, humour, a strong sense of social justice, and a personal point of view.”

Permanent Collections

Sundance Collection at UCLA

Outfest UCLA Legacy Project

Alberta Foundation for the Arts

 

Solo Shows

Gimme Some Truth Documentary Festival presents Fantastic Realities - the Documentary Films of Trevor Anderson - 2016 - Winnipeg, Manitoba

Pleasure Dome presents Dirt City Rock Fantasy: The Films and Music of Trevor Anderson - 2016 - Toronto, Ontario

Queer Streak: Regensburg Queer Film Week presents The Short Films of Trevor Anderson - 2012 - Regensburg, Germany

Outburst: Belfast Queer Arts Festival presents The Short Films of Trevor Anderson - 2012 - Belfast, Northern Ireland

Mix Milano presents Trevor Anderson Show - 2012 - Milan, Italy

 

Selected Press

rogerebert.com, "Short Films in Focus: The Little Deputy", by Collin Souter, April 5, 2016: "It's the best kind of short film, the kind that does not adhere to any familiar narrative trappings, but still conveys something deeply personal that never once feels like an exercise in self-indulgence."

winnipegfilmgroup.com, "Fantastic Realities - the Documentary Films of Trevor Anderson", by Alex Rogalski, November 4, 2016: "Truth and memory form the basis of documentary evidence, yet both prove unreliable under scrutiny. Rather than attempt to reinforce their fragile nature with an austere tone, Anderson joyfully bends them to his creative needs, exposing the possibilities of documentary form set free from contrived conventions."

shortoftheweek.com, "The Little Deputy", by Jason Sondhi, December 30, 2016: "Fresh and liberating. Anderson, with The Little Deputy, continues to prove that he is one of the smartest and most inventive filmmakers in the short form."

 

Awards

·Named one of “25 Influential Alberta Artists” of the last 25 years by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Best Short Documentary (nominated) - The Little Deputy - 2016 - Canadian Screen Awards

Best Personal Film - The Little Deputy - 2015 - Winnipeg Airport Awards

Best Documentary Short - The Little Deputy - 2015 - Scruffy City Film and Music Festival - Knoxville, Tennessee

Best Alberta Doc - The Little Deputy - 2015 - Global Visions Film Festival - Edmonton, Alberta

Best Short Production - The Little Deputy - 2015 - Alberta Film and Television Awards

Outstanding Short Documentary - The Little Deputy - 2015 - FAVA Awards of Excellence - Edmonton, Alberta

Outstanding Documentary Film or Video Under 40 Minutes - The Man That Got Away - 2013 - FAVA Awards of Excellence - Edmonton, Alberta

D.A.A.D. Short Film Prize - The Man That Got Away - 2012 - Berlin International Film Festival - Berlin, Germany

Best Short Film - The Man That Got Away - 2012 - Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival - Honolulu, Hawaii

Alberta Spirit Award for Best Short - The Man That Got Away - 2012 - Calgary International Film Festival - Calgary, Alberta

Edmonton Film Prize - The Man That Got Away - 2012 - Edmonton, Alberta

Outstanding Experimental Film or Video Under 40 Minutes - The High Level Bridge - 2012 - FAVA Awards of Excellence - Edmonton, Alberta

Honorable Mention for Live Action Short Film - The High Level Bridge - 2010 - AFI Fest, American Film Institute - Los Angeles, California

Jury Award for Best Short Film - The Island - 2009 - Pink Apple Film Festival - Zürich, Switzerland

Honourable Mention for Experimental Film - Rock Pockets - 2008 - Iris Prize Festival - Cardiff, Wales

Audience Award for Best Short Film - DINX - Fairy Tales: Calgary International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival - 2008 - Calgary, Alberta

Lindalee Tracey Award - Rock Pockets - 2007 - Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival - Toronto, Ontario

30th Anniversary Award - Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative: Festival 50 / 104 - Rock Pockets - 2007 - Regina, Saskatchewan

Honourable Mention for Innovative Short Film - Rock Pockets - 2007 - Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival - Seattle, Washington

Jury Award for Best Local Short - Rugburn - 2006 - Fairy Tales: Calgary International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival - Calgary, Alberta

Best Screenwriter, Drama Under 60 Minutes (nominated) - Rugburn - 2006 - Alberta Film and Television Awards

Alberta Centennial Award for Best Alberta Film (shortlisted) - Rugburn - 2005 - Calgary International Film Festival - Calgary, Alberta