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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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