Posted Tuesday 30 May 2017
A huge round of applause to WIFTers Prisca Bouchet and Leanne Pooley, for ther awards success at the Doc Edge International Film Festival Opening Gala Evening last week.
Prisca Bouchet won Best New Zealand Short Documentary for After Life, which is now eligible for consideration in the Documentary Short Subject category of the Academy Awards�.
The festival recognised Leanne Pooley (ONZM) for her immense contribution to the documentary world, presenting her with the Doc Edge Superhero Award. A Canada-born filmmaker based in Auckland, Pooley's career spans more than 20 years and she has documented the incredible stories of New Zealanders in award-winning films including 25 April, Beyond The Edge, Topp Twins - Untouchable Girls, Hunting Douglas and Shackleton's Captain.
For a full list of winners, read the official press release. The Auckland season of the festival runs until 5 June at Q Theatre.