Luk'Luk'I among winners at Canada's directors guild awards
Director Wayne Wapeemukwa's first feature film also took home award at this year's TIFF
The award-winning film Luk'Luk'I, (pronounced luck lucky) about five Vancouverites living on the fringes of society during the 2010 Winter Olympics received another honour Saturday at the Directors Guild of Canada Awards.
The drama/documentary hybrid by Wayne Wapeemukwa, which won best Canadian first feature at the Toronto International Film Festival, took home the DGC's 2017 Discovery Award.
The award honours "bold, new cinematic" voices and can be either for a director's first or second film, or a new direction for an established filmmaker.
Others receiving director awards at the Toronto event hosted by Mary Walsh included Bruce McDonald for the feature film Weirdos, Holly Dale for the TV series Mary Kills People, Helen Shaver for the dramatic series Vikings and in comedy, Aleysa Young for the Baroness Von Sketch Show.
The Allan King Award for Excellence in Documentary went to Fred Peabody for All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception and the Spirit of I.F. Stone. Director-producer-writer-editor Don Shebib received this year's Lifetime Achievement Award.