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Six docs vie for VIFF’s first Impact Award

The films, including Sturla Gunnarsson's Monsoon (pictured) and Harold Crooks' The Price We Pay, will compete for a CDN$5,000 cash prize.
September 29, 2014

The Vancouver International Film Festival has shortlisted six films for its inaugural Impact Award for best documentary.

The six nominated films are Vic Sarin’s The Boy From Geita, Julia Kwan’s Everything Will Be, Grant Baldwin’s Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story, Sturla Gunnarson’s Monsoon, Harold Crooks’ The Price We Pay and Scott Renyard’s The Pristine Coast.

All six of the films, to screen at the Vancouver festival, will contend for the prize of CDN$5,000 in cash and $5,000 in marketing and in-kind services.

The winner will be announced at the BC Spotlight Gala on Oct. 4. VIFF runs to Oct. 10.

(From Playback Daily)

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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