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CBC documentaries are not just insightful, heartfelt and educational — they are award-winning as well!
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CBC documentaries are not just insightful, heartfelt and educational — they are award-winning as well!

documentary Channel

League of Exotique DancersWinner — Canadian Screen Award. Barbara Sears Award for Best Editorial Research

Dreaming of a Jewish ChristmasNominee — International Emmy AwardWinner — 2019 Canadian Screen Awards: Best Direction, Documentary Program

The Nature of Things

Best Documentary or Series — 2013 Canadian Screen Awards

Equus: Story of the HorseWinner — 2019 Canadian Screen Awards: Rob Stewart Award for Best Science or Nature Documentary Program or SeriesWinner — 2019 Canadian Screen Awards: Best Original Music, Non-fictionWinner — 2019 Canadian Screen Awards: Best Photography, Documentary or Factual

Jumbo: The Life of an Elephant SuperstarWinner — 2019 Canadian Screen Awards: Best Biography or Arts Documentary Program or SeriesWinner — 2019 Canadian Screen Awards: Best Direction, Documentary of Factual Series

Ice BridgeWinner — 2019 Canadian Screen Awards: Best history Documentary Program or Series

Wild Canadian YearWinner — 2018 Canadian Screen Awards: Rob Stewart Award for Best Science or Nature Documentary Program or Series

Lost Secrets of the PyramidWinner — 2018 Canadian Screen Awards: Best history Documentary Program or Series

Myth or Science: The Power of PooWinner — 2018 SMASH Science Ambassador Award

Vital BondsWinner — 2018 SMASH Special Jury Category

Moose: A Year in the Life of a Twig EaterScience or Nature Documentary Program Award or Series — 2017 Canadian Screen Awards

Sonic Magic: The Wonder and Science of SoundAward for Sound in a Non Fiction Program or Series — 2017 Canadian Screen Awards

Wild Canada: The Wild WestGold World Medal — The 2015 New York Festivals Television & Film Competition: Nature & Wildlife

The Allergy FixScience in Society Journalism Award — 2015 Canadian Science Writer's Association

It Takes GutsWinner — 2016 Yorkton Film & Video Festival Gold Sheaf Awards: Documentary Science/Nature/Technology

The Antibiotic HuntersGold World Medal — The 2016 New York Festivals International Television and Film Awards: Health & Medical Information

Jellyfish Rule!Gold World Medal — The 2016 New York Festivals International Television and Film Awards: Nature & EnvironmentBarbara Sears Award for Best Visual Research — 2016 Canadian Screen AwardsAward for best use of footage about the natural world — Federation of Commercial Audiovisual Libraries (FOCAL)

Polar Bears: A Summer OdysseyBest Science or Nature Documentary Program — 2013 Canadian Screen AwardsBest Photography in a Documentary Program — 2013 Canadian Screen Awards

Smarty PlantsBest Direction in a Documentary Program or Series — 2013 Canadian Screen Awards

Journey to the Disaster ZoneBest Host or Interviewer in a News Information Program or Series — 2013 Canadian Screen Awards

CBC Docs POV

Unstoppable: The Fentanyl EpidemicWinner — 2018 Canadian Screen Awards: Best Writing, Documentary

Firsthand

The Oka LegacyWinner — 2016 Yorkton Film & Video Festival Gold Sheaf Awards: Documentary Point of View

Guantanamo's Child: Omar KhadrWinner — 2016 Yorkton Film & Video Festival Gold Sheaf Awards: Documentary Social/PoliticalDonald Britton Award for Best Social/Political Documentary — 2017 Canadian Screen AwardsWinner: Direction in a Documentary Program — 2017 Canadian Screen AwardsWinner: Music in a Non-Fiction Program or Series — 2017 Canadian Screen Awards

The Woman Who Joined the TalibanWinner: Writing, Documentary — 2016 Canadian Screen AwardsWinner: Best Music, Non Fiction Program or Series — 2016 Canadian Screen Awards

CBC Short Docs

Fast HorseShort Film Special Jury Award for Directing — 2019 Sundance Film FestivalBest Documentary Work Short Format — 2018 ImagineNative Film & Arts FestivalThe Rising Director Mentorship Award (Alexandra Lazarowich) — 2018 ImagineNative Film & Arts Festival

Frame 394Best Canadian Short — 2016 NorthwestFestBest Documentary Short — 2016 Sidewalk Film Festival

Grandma Learns to DriveAudience Award — 2016 Calgary Underground Film Festival

I Hold The Dehcho in my Heart / Sedze Tah Dehcho E'TohBest Documentary — NWT Media and Film Awards

One Leg In, One Leg OutBest Short Documentary — LA Film Festival

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