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Don Haig Award submission deadline announced

The award, sponsored by specialty channel documentary, gives a CDN$20,000 cash prize to a Canadian documentary filmmaker and is presented during the annual Hot Docs festival in Toronto.
December 8, 2011

Documentary filmmakers from across Canada have until January 27, 2012 to make submissions for the 2012 Don Haig Award.

The award, sponsored by digital channel documentary, gives a CDN$20,000 cash prize to a Canadian documentary filmmaker whose past work displays a unique voice and talent, and who can best demonstrate the impact the prize would have on his or her current projects and career.

The Don Haig Award jury consists of representatives from the Don Haig Award Committee, documentary, Hot Docs and a past Don Haig Award recipient.

The award is annually presented at the Hot Docs documentary festival in Toronto, Canada. Past recipients include Philip Lyall and Nimisha Mukerji (65_REDROSES), Brett Gaylor (RiP: A Remix Manifesto), Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze) and Hubert Davis (Hardwood).

The award is specifically for directors and directors/producers, but co-directors are also eligible to apply if they meet the established criteria.

For more information on the submission process, contact Hot Docs’ associate director of sponsorship marketing Jenn Hobbs.

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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