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iW NEWS | Hot Docs Presents Prizes

iW NEWS | Hot Docs Presents Prizes

Awards were presented Friday night at the 2007 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto. In the International Feature Documentary competition, Ulrike Franke and Michael Loeken‘s “Losers and Winners” from Germany won the top prize, with a special jury prize awarded to Michael Skolnik‘s “Without The King.” Bryan Friedman‘s “The Bodybuilder And I” won the award for best Canadian feature documentary, while a special jury prize in that category went to Serge Giguere‘s “Drive By Dreams.” Johanna Lunn‘s “Forgiveness: Stories For Our Time” won the mid-length documentary prize and Arturo Cabana‘s “Man Up” won the award for best short doc. The Don Haig Award for an emerging Canadian director, bridging doc and fiction work, went to Hubert Davis for “Hardwood” and “Aruba.” The first Lindalee Tracey Award for a Canadian director went to Trevor Anderson for the shorts, “Rugburn” and “Rock Pockets.” Dutch director Heddy Honigmann received the outstanding achievement award at the festival. [Eugene Hernandez]

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