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“Next Goal Wins” takes best doc honors at BIFA

The film, which follows the soccer team of American Samoa as it attempts to qualify for the FIFA World Cup, beat out Night Will Fall and Virunga, among others, at the British International Film Awards.
December 8, 2014

Next Goal Wins, a documentary following the American Samoa soccer team as it attempts to overcome years of defeat and earn a place in the FIFA World Cup, snagged top doc honors at the British Independent Film Awards last night (December 7).

The doc, directed by Steve Jamison and Mike Brett, beat out competitors including Virunga, Night Will Fall, The Possibilities Are Endless and 20,000 Days on Earth.

The latter film didn’t come away empty handed, however, as the hybrid ob-doc/drama featuring musician Nick Cave earned its directors, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, the nod for best debut director.

For a complete list of winners, click here.

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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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