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DOC Institute taps Klinck, Story for inaugural awards

Elizabeth Klinck (pictured) and Brett Story have been selected as the first two recipients of the DOC Institute Awards, the Canadian organization announced today (December 9).
December 9, 2014

Elizabeth Klinck (pictured) and Brett Story have been selected as the first two recipients of the DOC Institute Awards, the Canadian organization announced today (December 9).

The new awards, which will be presented annually, include two prizes: the DOC Star Award, which honors a celebrated documentation who also supports Canada’s non-fiction production community; and the New Vision Award, which celebrates an emerging filmmaker who is seen as a potential leader within the next generation of documentary filmmakers.

Klinck was given the DOC Star Award, which she will be presented at a ceremony on December 11 at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto. Klinck has worked as a producer, researcher and clearance specialist on a number of international and Canadian docs, such as Stories We Tell, WatermarkReel Injun and Our Man In Tehran. Her previous award wins include a Canadian Screen Award and Gemini for best visual research, a Yorkton Golden Shef Award and the FOCAL International Lifetime Achievement Award.

Story received the New Visions Award and will also be presented with the prize on December 11. Her credits include The National Film Board of Canada’s Highrise web-doc project and the feature Land of Destiny. Her latest project, tentatively titled The Prison in Twelve Landscapes, explores the impact of the prison system on public space. As part of this award, Story will receive a CAD$8,000 prize in cash and services.

The DOC Institute is an initiative of the Documentary Organization of Canada’s Toronto chapter, which develops and leads programs for documentary filmmakers.

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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