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Greek festival unveils Peter Wintonick Award

Greece's Thessaloniki Documentary Festival is to honor the memory of Canadian filmmaker Peter Wintonick (pictured) by renaming one of its awards in his honor.
November 20, 2013

Greece’s Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (TDF) is to honor the memory of Canadian filmmaker Peter Wintonick (pictured) by renaming one of its awards in his honor.

The festival is renaming its Audience Award for a Foreign Feature Documentary as The Peter Wintonick Award.

In a statement, the festival said: “Wintonick attended the first TDF and was a regular ever since, never having missed a single one of its 15 editions. He was a faithful friend and staunch supporter of the TDF, as well as a mentor to many of the young filmmakers bringing their work to Thessaloniki.

“The Peter Wintonick audience award is the TDF’s tribute to this great man, a small token of gratitude and honor for his work and personality.”

The news comes after the filmmaker passed away on Monday (November 18) at the age of 60, following a battle with cancer.

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