Starbuck wins Golden Reel Award

The Ken Scott-directed Quebec film grossed more than $3.5 million in Canada in 2011.

Starbuck has won the 2011 Cineplex Golden Reel Award, presented by The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.

The Quebec film, which stars Patrick Huard as a man who discovers that he has biologically fathered 533 children, all of whom are searching for him, grossed more than $3.5 million in Canada in 2011.

Starbuck took the top audience award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, along with the People’s Choice Award at the Calgary International Film Festival.

The film is directed by Ken Scott, and co-written by Scott and Martin Petit, with Andre Rouleau producing.

Starbuck is distributed by Les Films Christal in partnership with Entertainment One.

The Cineplex Golden Reel Award is presented annually to the Canadian film that earns the highest domestic box office in that year. This year’s award will be presented at this year’s Genie Awards on March 8 in downtown Toronto.