The DOC Institute will raise a glass to the Canadian documentary community with their third annual DOC Institute Honours, on Dec. 1 in Toronto.
The celebration will see two as-yet unnamed visionaries recognized for their work.
One filmmaker will receive the Rogers-DOC Luminary Award, presented to a leader in Canadian documentary whose mentorship and creative spirit has guided the next generation of documentary filmmakers. Supported by the Rogers Group of Funds, previous honorees include Marc Glassman, editor in chief at POV Magazine.
The Vanguard Award will also be given to a mid-career professional whose artistic sensibility and visionary approach has made them ‘talent to watch.’ Previous recipients include Chelsea McMullan, director of the award-winning docs Michael Shannon Michael Shannon John and My Prairie Home.
“The Vanguard Award highlights the next generation of documentary leaders — the Alanis Obomsawins and Allan Kings of the future,” said Michael McMahon, co-chair of DOC Toronto, in a statement.
Canadian actor and debut documentary filmmaker Peter Keleghan will be special guest for the evening and provide remarks.
The DOC Institute Honours are juried from nominations submitted by the Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC), an association of more than 700 independent filmmakers, craftspeople, and production companies from across the country.