Directors Guild of Canada Documentary Nominees
By Pat Mullen
The nominees for the annual Directors Guild of Canada Awards are out! Documentaries compete in two categories this year: the Allan King Award for Excellence in Documentary and the award for Best Picture Editing – Documentary. Guantanamo’s Child: Omar Khadr and Painted Land: In Search of the Group of Seven lead with two nominations apiece. Please note that there are not unique categories for film and television.
Here are the nominees:
ALLAN KING AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DOCUMENTARY
Presented by Rogers Group of Funds
Guantanamo’s Child:Omar Khadr – Patrick Reed, Michelle Shepard, Directors; Cathy Gulkin, Picture Editor
Haida Gwaii: On theEdge of the World – Charles Wilkinson, Director
Ninth Floor – Mina Shum, Director; Donna Noonan, Production Designer, Élisabeth Williams, Production Designer
Painted Land: In Search of the Group of Seven – Phyllis Lang, Director
BEST PICTURE EDITING – DOCUMENTARY
Cathy Gulkin – Guantanamo’s Child: Omar Khadr
Neil Cavalier, Mike Fuller – Painted Land: In Search of the Group of Seven
Gordon Thorne & Steve Taylor – The Next Step Live: The Movie
Nick Hector – This Changes Everything
Winners will be announced October 22.