Luk’Luk’I wins Directors Guild prize
The award-winning film Luk’Luk’I, (luck lucky) about five Vancouverites living on the fringes of society during the 2010 Winter Olympics, received another honour Saturday at the Directors Guild of Canada Awards.
The drama/documentary hybrid by
Wayne Wapeemukwa, which won Best Canadian First Feature at the Toronto International Film Festival, took home the guild’s 2017 Discovery Award.
The award honours “bold, new cinematic” voices and can be for a director’s first or second film, or a new direction for an established filmmaker.
Others receiving awards at the Toronto event included Bruce McDonald for the feature film Weirdos; Holly Dale for the TV series Mary Kills People; Helen Shaver for the drama series Vikings and, in comedy, Aleysa Young for the Baroness von Sketch Show.
The Allan King Award for Excellence in Documentary went to Fred Peabody for All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception and the Spirit of I.F. Stone.
Director, producer, writer and editor Don Shebib received this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award.