Jane Tattersall wins TIFF emerging director contest

Veteran sound editor owns Toronto post-production house

TORONTO – The prize giving at the Toronto International Film Festival has started, with Jane Tattersall winning the annual emerging filmmakers competition for her short "Hot Water."

Tattersall, a veteran sound editor, earned $15,000 for winning the contest, which also saw Stephen Dunn's "Swallowed" earn an honorable mention.

Participants in the Toronto emerging director competition were each given a video camera and $500 to make a film on the subject of water.

Tattersal had four films at TIFF that were edited at her Toronto-based post house, Tattersall Sound & Picture: Michael McGowan's "Score: A Hockey Musical," which opened in Toronto on September 9, Steven Silver's "The Bang Bang Club,"

Richard J. Lewis' "Barney's Version" and George Hickenlooper's "Casino Jack."

Major TIFF film awards, including the audience prize, will be handed out on Sunday afternoon.
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