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Directors Guild of Canada announces Discovery Award finalists

Last Updated Oct 23, 2017 at 1:40 pm PST

TORONTO – The award-winning film “Luk’Luk’I,” about five Vancouverites living on the fringes of society during the 2010 Winter Olympics, is up for another honour.

The drama/documentary hybrid by Wayne Wapeemukwa, which won best Canadian first feature at the Toronto International Film Festival, is a finalist for the Directors Guild of Canada’s 2017 Discovery Award.

The other finalists for the award are “All You Can Eat Buddha” by Ian Lagarde, “Mass For Shut-Ins” by Winston DeGiobbi and “Never Steady, Never Still” by Kathleen Hepburn.

The Discovery Award honours “bold, new cinematic” voices and can be either for a director’s first or second film, or a new direction for an established filmmaker.

The winner will be announced Oct. 28 at an awards gala in Toronto.