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NYFCC honors “Stories We Tell”

The New York Film Critics Circle has chosen Stories We Tell, from Canadian director Sarah Polley (pictured), as its best documentary of the year.
December 4, 2013

The New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) has chosen Stories We Tell, from Canadian director Sarah Polley (pictured), as its best documentary of the year.

The news comes as the film, which focuses on Polley’s family and the nature of storytelling, yesterday made the 15-strong shortlist for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

The award comes after Stories won a slew of Canadian honors, including prizes from the TFCA, the Directors Guild of Canada and the Genie Awards.

Talking to realscreen in January this year, Polley said she wouldn’t rule out making another documentary in the future.

“I’d love to make more, but I think I’d have to find something I felt like I could explore well, and that I would be the right person to make the film,” she said. “But also that I could do ethically – that, for me, is the biggest obstacle to making documentaries – to make sure that I’m treating subjects with a sense of ethics and humanity, which I think is a really, really hard balance to find.”

The NYFCC comprises New York critics from daily and weekly newspapers, magazines and online publications. Last year, it chose Central Park Five for the doc prize.

About The Author
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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