Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary film festival, named director Pailin Wedel’s “Hope Frozen” the winner of its best international feature prize.
“Hope Frozen” follows a Ph.D. in laser science who loses his two-year-old daughter to cancer in 2015. Unable to cope with her death, he and his wife make the difficult decision to make her the youngest person in the world to be cryopreserved.
The Toronto-based film festival awarded its top jury prize to “For Sama,” directed by Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts. The film is about a young mother creating a video diary for her baby daughter during the Syrian civil war.
The emerging international filmmaker award was given to Nuno Escudeiro for “The Valley,” a film about immigrants trying to cross the French-Italian border on foot through treacherous mountain routes.
See the complete list of winners at the Hot Docs website.
Read the story at The Hollywood Reporter.
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