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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
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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