Directors Guild of Canada Award Documentary Nominees

The Apology
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By Pat Mullen

The Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) announced the nominees for its annual awards yesterday. The awards honouring the best in Canadian film acknowledged six documentaries in the categories for excellence in documentary and picture editing. Yung Chang’s short documentary Gatekeeper also earned a nomination for Best Short Film alongside a trio of dramas.

The Lifetime Achievement Award will go to Don Shebib (Goin’ Down the Road) while Jonathan Wright’s horror film Awakening the Zodiac led the dramatic front with four nominations.

The nominees for documentary are:

ALLAN KING AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DOCUMENTARY
Presented by Rogers Group of Funds

All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception and the Spirit of I.F. Stone – Fred Peabody
The Apology – Tiffany Hsiung
Gun Runners – Anjali Nayar
Quebec My Country, Mon Pays – John Walker

BEST PICTURE EDITINGDOCUMENTARY

Cathy Gulkin – Where the Universe Sings: The Spiritual Journey of Lawren Harris
Danielle Hebscher – Protected Workshop 19 (Taller protegido 19)
Jim Munro – All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception and The Spirit of I.F. Stone
Jeff Warren – Quebec My Country Mon Pays

Get the full list of nominees including dramatic film and television here.