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Banff 2012: “Koran by Heart” takes top jury prize at Rockies

The HBO documentary also snagged the jury award for best animation and kids show at the Rockies, while the best documentary trophy went to To Russia with Jazz from Sarabandefilm.
June 13, 2012

The Banff World Media Festival jury gave its Grand Jury Prize to the HBO documentary Koran by Heart at the Rockie Awards presentation Tuesday night.

Greg Barker’s documentary about kids competing in Egypt to memorize sections of Islam’s holy book also picked up the jury award for best animation and kids show.

Elsewhere, the Rockie for best entertainment went to the Belgian comedy What If?, while the best documentary trophy went to To Russia With Jazz, by German producer Sarabandefilm.

 

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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