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NFB films take home two prizes at Planet in Focus fest

Two films from the National Film Board of Canada took top Canadian honors at the closing ceremonies of the Planet in Focus International Environmental Film & Video Festival in Toronto. Earth Keepers, directed by Sylvie Van Brabant and featuring environmentalist Mikael Rioux, took the prize for best Canadian long-form film, while This Land, directed by filmmaker/photographer/journalist Dianne Whelan, received the nod for best Canadian short-form film.
October 26, 2009

Two films from the National Film Board of Canada took top Canadian honors at the closing ceremonies of the Planet in Focus International Environmental Film & Video Festival in Toronto. Earth Keepers, directed by Sylvie Van Brabant and featuring environmentalist Mikael Rioux, took the prize for best Canadian long-form film, while This Land, directed by filmmaker/photographer/journalist Dianne Whelan, received the nod for best Canadian short-form film.

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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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