New West filmmaker earns honours at Harlem International Film Festival

A New Westminster photographer and filmmaker is earning more international attention for his work.

Gabor Gasztonyi just earned a Best Cinematography award from the Harlem International Film Festival for his film No Way Out.

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No Way Out, which was completed in the fall of 2017, is described as an “intimate story of addiction,” interspersing Gasztonyi’s black-and-white images of the Downtown Eastside with the personal stories of two middle-aged couples who began using injection drugs in childhood – following them over a five-year period.

Gasztonyi served as writer, director and cinematographer for the film, which he co-produced with Daryl Bennett – who served as editor, composer and sound director.

Gasztonyi’s studio and gallery is on 12th Street. You can find out more about Gasztonyi and his work at



NO WAY OUT OFFICIAL TRAILER from Gabor Gasztonyi on Vimeo.

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