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DOC Institute sets date to celebrate doc makers

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 ...
November 10, 2016

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.

About The Author
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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