Producers Marie-Claude Poulin, left, and Pierre Even, right, hold their awards for best film as Rachel Mwanza holds her award for best actress in a film for their work in Rebelle/War Witch during the Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto March 3, 2013. (REUTERS/Jon Blacker)
Stars of film and television gathered Sunday night for the Canadian Screen Awards, a gala celebration held in Toronto and hosted by Martin Short.
A new event that honours the best in film, television and digital media, the inaugural Canadian Screen Awards were swept by the film Rebelle/War Witch, big winner among all the nominees with 10 prizes overall.
A devastating film about conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa, Rebelle tells the story of an adolescent girl abducted by the rebel army at age 12 and forced to grow up through the exigencies of war.
The movie won Best Picture, and filmmaker Kim Nguyen won awards for Achievement In Direction and for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Rachel Mwanza won Best Actress, and Serge Kanyinda won Best Supporting Actor. The film also won for Achievement in Cinematography, Art Direction, Editing, Overall Sound and Sound Editing.
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