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VIFF names non-fiction film award winners

The 29th annual Vancouver International Film Festival wrapped its two-week run with a host of hardware hand-outs, as seven awards were announced Friday night.
October 18, 2010

The 29th annual Vancouver International Film Festival wrapped its two-week run with a host of hardware hand-outs, as seven awards were announced Friday night. Among the non-fiction winners were Lucy Walker’s film Waste Land (U.K./Brazil) which received the Rogers People’s Choice Award. The VIFF Most Popular Non-fiction Film Award went to Claus Wischmann and Martin Baer for their film Kinshasa Symphony (Germany), while the NFB Most Popular Canadian Documentary Award went to John Zaritsky for his film Leave them Laughing, which documented comedian Carla Zilbersmith’s struggle with ALS. Meanwhile, the VIFF Environmental Film Audience Award went to Sturla Gunnarsson’s Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie.
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