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Sirens Leads Hot Docs Audience Award Race as Canadian Titles Go Dark

May 6 rankings update

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The Hot Docs Audience Award race will be a nail-biter from here on out. As is tradition, the festival redacted the Canadian features for the Rogers Audience Award heading into the final weekend. Although the Canadian titles have dropped mildly overall as the festival progressed, there’s a clear pack in close contention with seven titles running consecutively in the top ten. The most recent update saw Eternal Spring as the top Canadian vote-getter with Unloved nipping at its heals. Okay! (The ASD Band Film), Batata, Hunting in Packs, Beautiful Scars, and Category: Woman also ranked high among the Canadian films. Shelter and Bernie Langille Wants to Know Who Killed Bernie Langille have hovered in the rankings.

Today’s update again sees a new favourite as the Lebanese music doc Sirens moves up from second to first. The film by Rita Baghdadi profiles the band Slave to Sirens. Yesterday’s leader Who We Will Have Been dropped to fourteenth place.

 

The Hot Docs Audience Award rankings for May 6 are:

 

  1. Sirens
  2. Mom
  3. Hit Like a Woman
  4. Eligible for the Rogers Audience Award
  5. Eligible for the Rogers Audience Award
  6. Eligible for the Rogers Audience Award
  7. Eligible for the Rogers Audience Award
  8. Eligible for the Rogers Audience Award
  9. Eligible for the Rogers Audience Award
  10. Eligible for the Rogers Audience Award
  11. Relative
  12. Navalny
  13. Smell of Money
  14. Who We Will Have Been
  15. The Unsolved Murder of Beverly Lynn Smith
  16. In the Eye of the Storm: The Political Odyssey of Yanis Varoufakis
  17. Eligible for the Rogers Audience Award
  18. How Saba Kept Singing
  19. Sexual Healing
  20. Quiet Epidemic

Pat Mullen is the publisher of POV Magazine. He holds a Master’s in Film Studies from Carleton University where his research focused on adaptation and Canadian cinema. Pat has also contributed to outlets including The Canadian Encyclopedia, Paste, That Shelf, Sharp, and Complex. He is the vice president of the Toronto Film Critics Association.

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