Congrats to all the winners at the CSAs!

It was a fantastic week of celebrating homegrown Canadian talent in film, television and digital programming. The week-long event, culminating to last night’s red carpet Awards Gala, displayed a wealth of talent dedicated to honouring Canadian stories. Amongst those who picked up some shiny hardware were a couple Reel Asian-related wins!

Read more after the jump!

Best Direction in a Documentary Program
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THE DEFECTOR: Escape From North Korea
Ann Shin

Best Documentary Program
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THE DEFECTOR: Escape From North Korea
(Fathom Film Group)
Ann Shin

* Reel Asian co-presented “The Defector: Escape From North Korea” (dir. Ann Shin) at the 2013 Hot Docs Film Festival

Best History or Biography Documentary Program or Series
The Real Inglorious Bastards
History Channel Canada (Shaw Media)
Storyline Entertainment
Ed Barreveld, Min Sook Lee

* Reel Asian screened Min Sook Lee’s “Tiger Spirit” in 2008, a feature length doc about a reunification road trip through the two Koreas.

Best Actress, TV Drama
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

* Tatiana was part of the principal cast of the film “Toilet” (dir. Naoko Ogigami). Reel Asian screened “Toilet” in 2010 and the film later went on to win the Audience Choice Award at the festival.