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VIFF names non-fiction film award winners

The 29th annual Vancouver International Film Festival wrapped its two-week run with a host of hardware hand-outs, as seven awards were announced Friday night.
October 18, 2010

The 29th annual Vancouver International Film Festival wrapped its two-week run with a host of hardware hand-outs, as seven awards were announced Friday night. Among the non-fiction winners were Lucy Walker’s film Waste Land (U.K./Brazil) which received the Rogers People’s Choice Award. The VIFF Most Popular Non-fiction Film Award went to Claus Wischmann and Martin Baer for their film Kinshasa Symphony (Germany), while the NFB Most Popular Canadian Documentary Award went to John Zaritsky for his film Leave them Laughing, which documented comedian Carla Zilbersmith’s struggle with ALS. Meanwhile, the VIFF Environmental Film Audience Award went to Sturla Gunnarsson’s Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie.
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Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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