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Hot Docs to honour Julia Ivanova

Feb 6, 2019 | News, Uncategorized

Toronto’s Hot Docs Film Festival will honour Canadian filmmaker Julia Ivanova with its annual Focus On retrospective at its 2019 edition.

Through the program, Hot Docs will showcase a selection of the Moscow-born director’s documentaries during the festival. Ivanova’s past credits include docs like From Russia, for Love; Fatherhood Dreams; Love Translated; Ash & Oil; and High Five.

In 2011, the filmmaker took home the Hot Docs Best Canadian Feature Film award for her project Family Portrait in Black and White. Produced through her Vancouver-based production banner Interfilm with Boris Ivanov, Family Portrait follows Olga Nenya, a woman who raises 16 orphans in a small Ukrainian town.

In addition, her film Limit Is the Sky recently won Vancouver-based DOXA Documentary Film Festival’s Colin Low Best Canadian Documentary prize. Written and directed by Ivanova, the NFB-produced doc tells the story of six young Canadians who hope to make their livelihoods in Fort McMurray, AB.

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