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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.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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