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Hot Docs Awards: Christian Einshoj's 'The Mountains' takes top jury award

The Hot Docs CanadaInternational Documentary Festival awarded Best International Feature Film to Danish filmmaker Christian Einshøj’s The Mountains, a portrait of a Scandinavian family stricken by tragedy.

Einshøj also won Best Emerging International Filmmaker at the Toronto Film Festival, which handed out the top jury prize on Saturday. Hot Docs by Another Danish film Twice Colonized

opens its 30th edition , Lin Alluna tells the story of Aaju Peter, a Greenlandic Inuit lawyer and protector of her ancestral land, after its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

The Canadian Documentary Festival also awarded the Special Jury Prize for Best International Film to director Edward Lovelace called I Lauan tells the story of a young deaf Kurdish boy who, after a dangerous trip to Iraq, happily learns communication skills at a UK school only to face deportation The fate of a new home.

Other winners include director Denys Desjardins’

I Lost My Mom for Best Canadian Feature Film. Best Short Film went to Iranian director Milad Khosravi’s Mrs. Iran’s Husband , exploring family and labor in Iran.

Micah Levin’s Dear Ani,

about an aspiring songwriter Correspondence with musical icon Ani DiFranco’s creative obsession. 214

Best Medium Feature Award goes to Being in a Place – Portrait of Margaret Tait, director Luke Fowler, and Caiti Blues, received the Special Jury Prize for Best Canadian Feature Film from director Justine Harbonnier . 214

Overall, from 214 countries The film will be showing at Hot Docs in Toronto from April to May 7th.




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