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NFB animated doc wins Golden Dove at Leipzig

Tying Your Own Shoes, an animated doc from the National Film Board of Canada, won the Golden Dove Award for a short film at the 52nd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film. The film, which provides unique perspectives from four adults with Down Syndrome, was awarded the €5,000 prize after making its world premiere at the Festival. The Golden Dove award is bestowed by jury to the film that gives voice to a segment of society rendered voiceless, and that also expands the vocabulary of documentary film aesthetics.
November 2, 2009

Tying Your Own Shoes, an animated doc from the National Film Board of Canada, won the Golden Dove Award for a short film at the 52nd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film. The film, which provides unique perspectives from four adults with Down Syndrome, was awarded the €5,000 prize after making its world premiere at the Festival. The Golden Dove award is bestowed by jury to the film that gives voice to a segment of society rendered voiceless, and that also expands the vocabulary of documentary film aesthetics.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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