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NEW YORK - APRIL 28:  Adam Curtis, director of "Power of Nightmares", poses for a portrait during the Tribeca Film Festival at the Tribeca Grand Hotel April 28, 2005 in New York City.  (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)

Hot Docs to honour Brit director Adam Curtis

Hot Docs has chosen Adam Curtis (pictured) to be this year’s recipient of its annual Outstanding Achievement Award, while John Zaritsky receives the Focus On retrospective.

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John Zaritsky making Super Channel documentary about eccentrics

The Oscar-winning director is also working with Real to Reel Productions on a second film about birth defect victims of Thalidomide (Zaritsky pictured).


Round-up: premieres, screenings and rebrandings

Highway Thru Hell (pictured) gets a second season; The Pet Network rebrands and unveils enhanced programming slate.

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VIFF hands out the hardware

The 29th annual Vancouver International Film Festival wrapped its two-week run with both a screening of the French film The Illusionist and a host of hardware hand-outs, as seven awards were announced Friday night.