Docs

“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.

 

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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