Read about 2014 CSA Nominees in POV

This week the 2014 Canadian Screen Award nominations were announced – you can read the full list of nominees here. Many of the non-fiction film, TV and digital media productions nominated have been featured in the pages of POV, and we’ve compiled them below in alphabetical order.

Oscar Peterson, one of the Burgundy Jazz All-Stars. Photo: Canadian Pacific Archives

Burgundy Jazz (Best Original Program or Series produced for Digital Media – Non-Fiction)

POV talked to Catbird Productions last spring when this interactive web documentary was in the works – read about their innovative approach here.

Chi, dir. Anne Wheeler / Courtesy National Film Board of Canada

Chi (Best Short Documentary)

Anne Wheeler’s film was profiled in our 2013 Hot Docs issue.

The Defector: Escape from North Korea / photo courtesy Ann Shin

The Defector: Escape from North Korea (Best Documentary Program, Best Direction in a Documentary Program)

Director Ann Shin shared her experiences making the film here.

Stone Thrower: The Chuck Ealey Story, part of the Engraved on a Nation series, dir. Charles Officer. Courtesy of TSN.

Engraved on a Nation (Best Documentary Series, Best History or Biography Documentary Program or Series)

Read POV’s Stories of Canada’s Beautiful Game

Herman’s House, dir. Angad Bhalla

Herman’s House (Donald Brittain Award for Best Social Political/Documentary Program, Best Original Music for a Non-Fiction Program or Series, Best Picture Editing in a Documentary Program or Series)

The Real Inglorious Bastards (Best History or Biography Documentary Program or Series, Best Direction in a Documentary Program, Best Picture Editing in a Documentary Program or Series)

The Real Sherlock Holmes (Best Performing Arts or Arts Documentary Program, Best Original Music for a Non-Fiction Program or Series)

These three documentaries were all produced by Storyline Entertainment – read our profile of CEO Ed Barreveld here. Adam Nayman also included Herman’s House in his 2012 Hot Docs preview.

Hi-Ho Mistahey! (Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary)

The People of the Kattawapiskak River (Donald Brittain Award for Best Social Political/Documentary Program, Best Direction in a Documentary Program)

These two films were directed by Canadian icon Alanis Obomsawin, whom we profiled in 2009 on the occasion of her Lifetime Achievement Award at Hot Docs. Her work is also discussed in Ezra Winton’s recent feature about radical documentaries.

Indie Game: The Movie, dir. Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky

Indie Game: Special Edition (Best Original Program or Series produced for Digital Media – Non-Fiction)

Indie Game: The Movie was our Summer 2012 cover story – read all about it here.

Just as I Remember (dir. Andrew Moir) / Photo courtesy of Hot Docs

Just as I Remember (Best Short Documentary)

Andrew Moir’s film was included in this survey of 2013 Hot Docs short documentaries.

The Mystery of Mazo de la Roche, dir. Maya Gallus

The Mystery of Mazo de la Roche (Best Photography in a Documentary Program or Series, Barbara Sears Award for Best Editorial Research)

This film was directed by Maya Gallus, one half of Red Queen Productions, who we interviewed in 2013 on the occasion of their 10th anniversary. Adam Nayman also included The Mystery of Mazo de la Roche in his 2012 Hot Docs preview.

My Prairie Home, dir. Chelsea McMullan

My Prairie Home (Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary)

Adam Nayman shared his thoughts on the film when he saw it at the 2013 RIDM, and POV is proud to be co-sponsoring Cinema Politica’s screening of the film on February 4th at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema.

VeronaWalk, Naples, Florida, USA 2012 / Photo © Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto

Watermark (Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary)

Our Fall 2013 cover story, we have interviews with the film’s creators: Jennifer Baichwal & Nick de Pencier, and Edward Burtynsky.

West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson, dir. Peter Raymont and Michéle Hozer

West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson (Best Documentary Program, Best Original Music for a Non-Fiction Program or Series, Best Photography in a Documentary Program or Series, The Barbara Sears Award for Editorial Research)

West Wind is one of several art documentaries discussed in Matthew Hays’ article Art Attack.

Congratulations to all the nominees, and best of luck on the big night!