Broadcaster,  11/6/2006


NFB Wins Coveted Donald Brittan Award

The National Film Board of Canada is pleased to announce that Ian McLeod's House Calls won the prestigious Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary Program, presented at the Gemini Awards in Vancouver.

House Calls charts Dr. Mark Nowaczynski's quest to uphold the vanishing tradition of in-home medical care. One of the few remaining physicians to make house calls, he has been photographing his elderly patients, determined to raise awareness about a growing but hidden world. The film is directed by McLeod and produced by Gerry Flahive.

The film has had tremendous success, winning a Freddie Award at the prestigious New York MediMedia's International Health and Medical Media Awards (considered the Oscar® of the worldwide health and medical community), as well as a Bronze Plaque at the Columbus International Film and Video Festival. It screened in Canada at the Doxa Film and Video Festival before broadcasting on Bravo!

In October's Gemini Award presentations, the NFB's Wapos Bay: There's No "I" in Hockey was honoured with the prestigious Canada Award, marking the third consecutive year that an NFB film has won the coveted Canada Award. The NFB's Being Caribou won a Gemini in the Best Science, Technology, Nature, Environment or Adventure Documentary Program Category; and François Dagenais was honoured with a Gemini for Best Photography in a Documentary Program or Series Category for the NFB co-production No More Tears Sister.









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