Toronto-based filmmaker Denis Seguin took home the CDN$10,000 cash prize for his entry in the Canadian Film Centre’s REEL Challenge. The contest asked aspiring filmmakers to create a short dealing with the importance of copyright protection and creators’ rights. Seguin took the top spot for his short, It’s My Right, which featured interviews with Canadian artists and filmmakers. Second and third prizes were awarded to Vancouver’s Nick Kalish for Respect the C and Toronto’s Spencer Maybee for Respect the Original. All genres of shorts were accepted, and more than 100 entries were submitted. To see the winners, go to www.thereelchallenge.ca.
- Hot Docs ’17