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“Let the Fire Burn” wins $25,000 Spirit grant

Jason Osder has won a US$25,000 unrestricted grant for his debut doc Let the Fire Burn (pictured) at the Spirit Awards in Los Angeles.
January 13, 2014

Jason Osder has won a US$25,000 unrestricted grant for his debut doc Let the Fire Burn (pictured) at the Spirit Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday (January 11).

The all-archive film won the Truer Than Fiction Award, which honors an emerging director of non-fiction. Other finalists included A River Changes Course helmer Kalyanee Mam, and Manakamana filmmakers Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez.

The Spirit Awards are produced by Film Independent, which also produces the Los Angeles Film Festival.

The award comes after Let the Fire Burn won editing awards from the IDA and the Cinema Eye Honors.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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