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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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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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