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‘Papikatuk’ director takes top Commonwealth Vision Award

Greg Hemmings, of New Brunswick-based Hemmings House Pictures, was awarded top prize at this year's Commonwealth Vision Awards in London. Hemmings received the honor from Lord David Puttnam, producer of such films as Chariots of Fire and The Killing Fields. The prize was awarded for Papikatuk, Hemmings' short about a young Inuit boy learning the ways of Inuit life while the Arctic region undergoes changes due to global warming. The theme for this year's Vision Awards, an initiative of the Royal Commonwealth Society and the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association, was global change. Pooja Pottenkulam and Ambjorn Elder received the Highly Commended prize, for their joint entry in the competition, The Boy Who Spoke Moomoo.
June 30, 2009

Greg Hemmings, of New Brunswick-based Hemmings House Pictures, was awarded top prize at this year’s Commonwealth Vision Awards in London. Hemmings received the honor from Lord David Puttnam, producer of such films as Chariots of Fire and The Killing Fields. The prize was awarded for Papikatuk, Hemmings’ short about a young Inuit boy learning the ways of Inuit life while the Arctic region undergoes changes due to global warming. The theme for this year’s Vision Awards, an initiative of the Royal Commonwealth Society and the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association, was global change. Pooja Pottenkulam and Ambjorn Elder received the Highly Commended prize, for their joint entry in the competition, The Boy Who Spoke Moomoo.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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