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The Longest Goodbye Leads Second Wave of Canadian Screen Award Doc Winners

Cinematic Arts ceremony spreads the wealth among docs

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The Longest Goodbye leads the documentary side of the latest wave of Canadian Screen Awards winners. The Canadian Academy handed out the “Cinematic Arts Awards” tonight for theatrical works and co-production The Longest Goodbye, directed by Ido Mizrahy and produced by Paul Cadieux and Nir Sa’ar, won two of the documentary awards for its music and film editing. Other wins went to Swan Song (sound) and Kite Zo A: Leave the Bones (cinematography), while Madeleine took the short doc prize and the NFB’s This Is Not a Ceremony won for immersive non-fiction.

The dramedy BlackBerry, however, absolutely dominated the awards, winning 11 categories including Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Performance, Comedy (Glenn Howerton). Earlier today, the Academy recognized docs in broadcast and streaming with Mr. Dressup: The Magic of Make-Believe winning five awards. The final winners, including the Ted Rogers Feature Documentary Award, will be handed out tomorrow.


The documentary winners from tonight’s Canadian Screen Awards ceremony are:

Best Cinematography in a Feature Length Documentary
Kaveh Nabatian – Kite Zo A: Leave the Bones

Best Editing in a Feature Length Documentary
Anouk Deschênes – The Longest Goodbye

Best Original Music in a Feature Length Documentary
Ramachandra Borcar – The Longest Goodbye

Best Sound Design in a Feature Length Documentary
Sam Rodgers, James Lazarenko, Claire Dobson, Krystin Hunter, Graham Rogers, Jane Tattersall, Stefana Fratila, Paul Germann, Steve Medeiros, Marilee Yorston, Steve Hammond, David Yonson, Steve Copley – Swan Song

Best Short Documentary
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Madeleine – Raquel Sancinetti

Best Immersive Experience – Non-Fiction
This Is Not a Ceremony – Ahnahktsipiitaa (Colin Van Loon), Dana Dansereau, Robert McLaughlin

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, Xtra, and Complex. He is the vice president of the Toronto Film Critics Association and an international voter for the Golden Globe Awards.

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