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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
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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