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Local film earns award at Canada International Film Festival.
For the guys at emerging production company Prairie Boy productions, it was already a dream to see their projects funded and aired on TV. But the Winnipeg duo has been seeing subsequent success as of late.
Their film Graffiti Stories: From Dark Alleys to Bright Futures has been chosen to receive "The Award of Excellence in Filmmaking" at the 2015 Canada International Film Festival [CIFF] in the Best Short Documentary category.
CIFF will take place April 11th & 12th 2015 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The team at Prairie Boy is elated by this recognition for their work. But also and more importantly for the message of the film. The film, Starring Ismaila Alfa, shows a side of Winnipeg people rarely think of and it showcases urban youth of many backgrounds, practicing urban arts from Graffiti to Hip Hop in order to create a force for positive change.
The film was also recognized by the Canadian Screen Awards and was considered for the 2015 Diversity Award.
These prairie boys are gonna jump on a plane to go get their award and make Winnipeg proud!
Graffiti Stories: From Dark Alleys to Bright Futures is copyrighted by 6771743 Manitoba Inc. and produced in association with MTS TV Stories From Home, and produced with the participation of Manitoba Film and Music, Government of Manitoba Provincial Tax Credits, and Government of Canada Federal Tax credits.