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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
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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