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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
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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