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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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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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