Australia, Canada, FESTIVALS / EVENTS, Iran, USA — 05/05/2012 9:51 PM

4 films about Asia among the Hot Docs 2012 Award Winners

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On 4th may, ten awards and $71,000 in cash prizes were presented to Canadian and international filmmakers, including awards for Festival films in competition and those recognizing emerging and established filmmakers. 4 of the awarded films are about or from Asia Pacific.

. Best Canadian Feature

THE WORLD BEFORE HER (D: Nisha Pahuja; P: Cornelia Principe, Nisha Pahuja, Ed Barreveld)

Sponsored by the Documentary Organization of Canada, the award includes a $10,000 prize courtesy of Hot Docs.

Film page on ADN database

. Inspirit Foundation Pluralism Prize
Awarded to a film in the Canadian Spectrum program that presents an accessible perspective (or perspectives) of one or more belief systems in such a way as to contribute to the development of mutual understanding, respect and inclusion among young people in society.

THE BOXING GIRLS OF KABUL (D: Ariel J. Nasr; P: Annette Clark)

The award comes with a $10,000 prize courtesy of the Inspirit Foundation.

Film page on ADN database

. Best Mid-Length Documentary

MY THAI BRIDE (D/P: David Tucker; Australia)
Sponsored by Canada Council for the Arts, the award includes a $3000 prize courtesy of Hot Docs.

The Shorts and Mid-Length Jury also gave an honourable mention to NESSA (D: Loghman Khaledi; P: Katayoon Shahabi; Iran).

The Hot Docs People’s Choice Award and audience top ten favourite films of the 2012 Festival, determined by audience ballot, will be announced on Monday, May 7. Also announced on this day is the Filmmaker Award, determined by ballots cast by Hot Docs 2012 filmmakers.

Full awards list

SOURCE: Hot Docs

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