Luk’Luk’I wins Di­rec­tors Guild prize

Toronto Star - - ENTERTAINMENT -

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.

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