The High Level Bridge

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2010 - 5 minutes

Trevor drops his camera from Edmonton's High Level Bridge in memory of those who've jumped.

World Premiere: Toronto International Film Festival

Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, AFI Fest

The director of this film knows exactly what he’s doing... better, minute for minute, than most of the features at your multiplex.
— Roger Ebert
Edmonton’s High Level Bridge is a frequent spot for suicides. Trevor Anderson documents the bridge’s history and its place in collective psychology with insight and wit. Finding humour in dark territory, The High Level Bridge showcases chilling shots of the North Saskatchewan River, and pays homage to the people and events surrounding an odd landmark. The film culminates in a final enigmatic jump – a brilliant cinematic gesture.
— Magali Simard, Toronto International Film Festival

Awards

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

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

Screening History

Toronto International Film Festival - 2010 - Toronto, Ontario

Atlantic Film Festival - 2010 - Halifax, Nova Scotia

Edmonton International Film Festival - 2010 - Edmonton, Alberta

image+nation Montreal International LGBT Film Festival - 2010 - Montreal, Quebec

AFI Fest, American Film Institute - 2010 - Los Angeles, California

Whistler Film Festival - 2010 - Whistler, British Columbia

Sundance Film Festival - 2011 - Park City, Utah

Nordlys Film and Arts Festival - 2011 - Camrose, Alberta

Prends ça court! presents The Best of Sundance Shorts - 2011 - Montreal and Quebec City, Quebec

South by Southwest (SXSW) - 2011 - Austin, Texas

True/False Film Festival - 2011 - Columbia, Missouri

Dallas International Film Festival - 2011 - Dallas, Texas

Sarasota Film Festival - 2011 - Sarasota, Florida

Calgary Underground Film Festival - 2011 - Calgary, Alberta

Dawson City International Short Film Festival - 2011 - Dawson City, Yukon

Reel Shorts Film Festival - 2011 - Grande Prairie, Alberta

Doxa Documentary Film Festival - 2011 - Vancouver, British Columbia

Inside Out: Toronto LGBT Film and Video Festival - 2011 - Toronto, Ontario

Fairy Tales International Queer Film Festival - 2011 - Calgary, Alberta

Wide Open Wide - 2011 - various cities across Canada

Frameline: San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival - 2011 - San Francisco, California

Los Angeles Film Festival - 2011 - Los Angeles, California

Sundance Institute Art House Project: BAMcinemaFEST - 2011 - Brooklyn, New York

Palm Springs International ShortFest - 2011 - Palm Springs, California

Outfest: Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival - 2011 - Los Angeles, California

Gimli Film Festival - 2011 - Gimli, Manitoba

NewFest: New York LGBT Film Festival - 2011 - New York, New York

Rooftop Films - 2011 - New York, New York

Chicago International Film Festival - 2011 - Chicago, Illinois

Philadelphia Film Festival - 2011 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sundance Institute Art House Project: Ragtag Cinema - 2011 - Columbia, Missouri

24fps International Short Film Festival - 2011 - Abilene, Texas

Starz Denver Film Festival - 2011 - Denver, Colorado

Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival - 2011 - Toronto, Ontario

Moscow Short Film Festival - 2011 - Moscow, Russia

Sundance Institute Art House Project: Oklahoma City Museum of Art - 2011 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Sundance Institute Art House Project: The Loft Cinema - 2012 - Tucson, Arizona

Sundance Institute Art House Project: Music Box Theatre - 2012 - Chicago, Illinois

Sundance Institute Art House Project: Pickford Cinema - 2012 - Bellingham, Washington

Sundance Institute Art House Project: Coolidge Corner Theatre - 2012 - Brookline, Massachusetts

Sundance Institute Art House Project: Jacob Burns Film Center - 2012 - Pleasantville, New York

Sundance Institute Art House Project: Michigan Theater - 2012 - Ann Arbor, Michigan

Dam Short Film Festival - 2012 - Boulder City, Nevada

Cleveland International Film Festival - 2012 - Cleveland, Ohio

London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival - 2012 - London, UK

Reel Canadian Film Festival - 2012 - Fernie, British Columbia

What Matters - 2012 - London, UK

Freiburg Gay Film Festival - 2012 - Freiburg, Germany

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

Artists for Literacy: Art Gallery of Alberta - 2012 - Edmonton, Alberta

Sensing Alberta: Encounters with Place - Intermedia Research Studio, University of Alberta - 2014 - Edmonton, Alberta

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

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

Doors Open Toronto: Rendezvous with Madness: Tunnel Vision - 2017 - Toronto, Ontario