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Link: Diverse storytelling wins big at final night of 2018 Leos

From Sabrina Furminger of YVR Screen Scene:

Link: Diverse storytelling wins big at final night of 2018 Leos
A feature film about life in Afghanistan, a music-driven documentary about the fight for Indigenous rights in Canada, and a short about four Arab teens on a quest to find a public pool in their new city took home the top prizes at the 2018 Leo Awards.

The Leo Awards recognize excellence in the homegrown film and television industry, and Black Kite – a gripping feature-length drama about a father in Afghanistan who defies the Taliban’s ban on kites in order to bring some joy into his daughter’s childhood – won Best Screenwriting and Best Direction for Tarique Qayumi, and Best Motion Picture for producer Tajana Prka. Continue reading.

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Link: Passion-driven storytelling recognized at Leo Awards night #2

From Sabrina Furminger of YVR Screen Scene:

Link: Passion-driven storytelling recognized at Leo Awards night #2
If the first night of the Leo Awards shines the spotlight on behind-the-scenes superstars, then the second night shifts the focus to DIY indie storytellers.

Actor Peter Kelamis hosted Celebration Awards Two of the 2018 Leo Awards on Saturday night in a ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Trophies were handed out to web series creators and actors, as well as to an array of artists working in the children’s television, animation, short and feature-length documentary, lifestyle and information, dramatic series, television movie, short drama, music video, and motion picture spheres. Continue reading.

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Link: Behind-the-scenes superstars get their moment in the spotlight at 2018 Leo Awards

From Sabrina Furminger of YVR Screen Scene:

Link: Behind-the-scenes superstars get their moment in the spotlight at 2018 Leo Awards
The big winner of the night was Dead Shack. Peter Ricq’s horror film took home three awards in the Motion Picture category, including Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, and Best Make-Up.

Multiple productions received two awards apiece, among them: Ghost Wars (Best Sound and Best Costume Design); the short film, Mental (Best Sound and Best Production Design); Marie Clements’ inventive musical documentary The Road Forward (Best Cinematography and Best Picture Editing); and Indian Horse (Best Sound and Best Visual Effects). Continue reading.

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Link: B.C. film biz celebrates indie and service work a Leo Awards red carpet gala

From Sabrina Furminger of Westender:

Link: B.C. film biz celebrates indie and service work a Leo Awards red carpet gala
If you needed a reminder that the British Columbia film and television industry is both a top-tier service provider and rich with boundary-pushing independent filmmakers, you got it at the 2017 Leo Awards red carpet gala.

Now in its 19th year, the Leo Awards recognize achievements in the BC screen scene. 113 Leos were handed out this year over three ceremonies and two weekends, culminating on Sunday with the annual Red Carpet Gala, held in a cavernous ballroom in the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. Actor and comedian Peter Kelamis (Beyond) presided over the event, which saw trophies handed out to cast and crew from independent motion pictures, locally shot American and Canadian television series, and narrative short films. Continue reading. 

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