“Sharkwater Extinction” wins the 2019 Canadian Cinema Editors Award for Best Editing Award in a Feature Documentary.
The Rogers Audience Award for Best Canadian Documentary was awarded to Prey. As part of the award, the film received a $50,000 cash prize, courtesy of the Rogers Group of Funds. It is the largest cash prize for a documentary in the world.
DGC Special Jury Prize – Canadian Feature Documentary
Prey (D: Matt Gallagher; P: Cornelia Principe, Matt Gallagher, Nick Hector (co-producer); Canada)
Sponsored by the Directors Guild of Canada and DGC Ontario, the award includes a $5,000 cash prize.
Jury statement: “This prize goes to a film with extraordinary access and a masterful edit, which was deliberate and exacting. The filmmaker had us in their grip from the first moment, leaving us with a heightened understanding of the lasting damage on innocent lives that can never be atoned for.”