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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.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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