The Winnipeg-based producer (pictured), whose doc Special Ed has its world premiere at Hot Docs today (April 29), is being recognized for her creative vision and body of work, and receives a CAD$10,000 cash prize.
Indiecan Entertainment has acquired the Canadian distribution rights to Liz Marshall’s feature documentary The Ghosts in Our Machine (pictured), which had its world premiere at Hot Docs in Toronto last night (April 28).
Afghan war doc The Kill Team (pictured) won the Best Documentary Feature prize at the 12th annual Tribeca Film Festival in New York, while Let the Fire Burn took the award for Best Editing in a Documentary Feature.
A film on the unravelling of a FBI counter-terrorism sting operation picked up the Tribeca All Access Creative Promise documentary award, while docs on Al Sharpton, criminals and classroom teachers also won grants.
Distributor KinoSmith has picked up Canadian rights to feature documentaries Blackfish (pictured) and The Manor, both of which will screen at Hot Docs in Toronto over the next 11 days.
Senna director Asif Kapadia is producing a documentary on the life of late Grammy-winning singer Amy Winehouse (pictured), which Focus Features International will sell internationally.
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