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Docs do well at L.A. Film Fest awards

The Los Angeles Film Festival bestowed honors to several documentaries during its closing awards ceremony on Sunday evening.
June 28, 2010

The Los Angeles Film Festival bestowed honors to several documentaries during its closing awards ceremony on Sunday evening. Among the doc winners were: Thunder Soul, directed by Mark Landsman, which took home the Audience Award for best documentary; Presumed Guilty, directed by Roberto Hernandez and Geoffrey Smith, which received the Audience Award for best international feature, and J. Clay Tweel’s Make Believe, which received the Jury Documentary Award. Tweel takes home a $50,000 cash prize from fest organizers Film Independent. In short form categories, James Blagden’s animated doc short Dock Ellis and the LSD No-No, received the Audience Award for best short film. Tomasz Wolski’s The Lucky One received the Jury Award for best documentary short. The L.A. Film Festival ran from June 17-27.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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