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.