Long Lost Lovers was nominated in four categories at the upcoming University of Winnipeg Film Festival.

The festival will screen 30 student shorts made over the last year. The films where selected out of 81 entries, the most since the festival began.

The nominations for Long Lost Lovers include: Best Actor Kevin Anderson as Valdo, Best Screenplay & Direction Corey King, and Best Picture, Steven K. Johnson, Danielle King and Corey King. 

“We’re very lucky to have this festival, and we’re lucky to have some tough competition which has forced us to work harder. It really helps grow a filmmaking community at the ground level,” says Corey. “I’m thrilled to be nominated.”

Kevin Anderson on set of Long Lost Lovers

Corey and Danielle also commented on the lead Actor, Kevin Anderson’s nomination, “We’re happy very happy for Kevin, he worked so hard and always worked in a calm and patient manner. We plan to work with him again if he’s willing to work with us.”

Corey King on the Set of Long Lost Lovers“This was our ‘leaving university warm up’ film,” says Corey who mentioned several projects that are in the works but still being kept under wraps. “This film from the screenplay forward, was me challenging myself to try a more conventional style and to step up our game without using external funding.”

Long Lost Lovers will be premiering at the festival on Wednesday, April 22nd.    

The University of Winnipeg Film festival runs from Wednesday, April 22nd to Friday April 23rd at 7:00-10:00 p.m in the Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall (3rd Floor Centennial Hall) at the University of Winnipeg. All Festival events are free and open to the public. For more information go to the University’s Theatre and Film page.