“Stories We Tell” wins at WGAs

Sarah Polley's first feature-length documentary received the doc screenplay prize at the 2014 Writers Guild Awards over the weekend.
February 3, 2014

Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell may have been snubbed by the Oscars, but the Writers Guild of America has awarded it as best documentary screenplay of the year.

Hosted Saturday, the 2014 Writers Guild Awards recognize achievements in writing for original and adapted screenplays and documentaries.

The film is Polley’s first feature-length documentary. It is distributed by Mongrel Media in Canada, and by Roadside Attractions in the U.S.

Widely expected to earn an Oscar nomination after a raft of recent award nominations and wins – including a recent nomination for the Directors Guild of America’s documentary award – the film missed the final cut in the Academy’s best feature documentary category.

Stories We Tell is one of four projects produced out of the first CFC/NFB Feature Documentary Program. The documentary was produced by Anita Lee of the NFB, and executive produced by Silva Basmajian.

(By Julianna Cummins, Playback Daily)

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