‘Time for Ilhan’ Holds Top Spot in Hot Docs Audience Award Race

Time for Ilhan


By Pat Mullen

Audiences love Ilhan! Norah Shapiro’s political portrait about the rising star holds the top spot for the Hot Docs Audience Award going into the last weekend of the festival. Canadian frontrunner Transformer moved up to the overall runner-up spot while maintaining its lead for the Rogers Audience Award for Canadian Feature with Laura Bari’s Primas moving up in the rankings.

Mr. Rogers doc Won’t You Be My Neighbour? holds steady at #3. Ilhan, Primas, and Neighbour have at least one screening each remaining, while Transformer will have to keep its lead based on its Thursday final.

The Top 20 for the Audience Award as of May 4 are:

  1. Time for Ilhan
  2. Transformer
  3. Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
  4. On Her Shoulders
  5. Primas
  6. The Accountant of Auschwitz
  7. Bathtubs over Broadway
  8. Pick of the Litter
  9. The Game Changers
  10. The Oslo Diaries
  11. The Silver Branch
  12. The Silence of Others
  13. Letter from Masanjia
  14. Prince’s Tale
  15. Exit Music
  16. Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.
  17. Warrior Women
  18. Believer
  19. Don’t Be Nice
  20. Laila at the Bridge

Hot Docs runs April 26 to May 6. Please visit hotdocs.ca for more info.

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