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“Stories We Tell,” “Vanishing Point” score DGC noms

Sarah Polley's doc debut (pictured) and an examination of two Inuit communities by Stephen A. Smith and Julia Szucs join Fight Like Soldiers, Die Like Children and Playing a Dangerous Game as best documentary nominees for the Directors Guild of Canada Awards.
July 11, 2013

Sarah Polley’s feature doc directorial debut, Stories We Tell (pictured) and Vanishing Point, an examination of two Inuit communities by Stephen A. Smith and Julia Szucs join Fight Like Soldiers, Die Like Children and Playing a Dangerous Game as best documentary nominees for the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) Awards.

The four films are vying for the Allan King Award for Excellence in Documentary, with winners to be announced at a gala presentation on October 26, at Toronto’s Royal York Hotel.

Also honored this year with the DGC’s Lifetime Achievement Award is director John N. Smith, who, in addition to his feature and narrative work on such films as 1995′s Dangerous Minds and the docudrama The Boys of St. Vincent, was a staff director at the National Film Board of Canada and helmed such docs as Welcome to Canada and The New Boys.

 

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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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