DOXA announces 2024 award winners

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      DOXA Documentary Film Festival has announced its 2024 winners, which means there are new must-see movies to add to your watch list.

      Running for 11 days, DOXA is a destination for cinema lovers with a fondness for contemporary documentaries. It gives attendees access to not only a selection of cutting-edge local and international films, but also industry events and filmmaker Q&As.

      Now that the festival has wrapped, the prize winners have been announced. Here they are:

      • Nigel Moore Award for Youth Programming: Red Fever (Neil Diamond and Catherine Bainbridge)
      • Short Documentary: Wouldn’t Make It Any Other Way (Hao Zhou)
      • Colin Low Award for Best Canadian Director presented by the Directors Guild of Canada: Pablo Alverez-Mesa (La Laguna del Soldado)
      • DOXA Feature Documentary Award: Bye Bye Tiberias (Lina Soualem)
      • Elevate Award presented by Elevate Inclusion Strategies: Kamay (Ilyas Yourish and Shahrokh Bikaran)

      Jurors also gave honourable mentions to Singing Back the Buffalo (Tasha Hubbard), A Short Film About a Chair (Ibrahim Handal), Yintah (Jennifer Wickham, Brenda Michell, and Michael Toledano), Wilfred Buck (Lisa Jackson), and The Stimming Pool (The Neurocultures Collective and Steven Eastwood).

      Juror statements can be viewed here.