Downtown DocFest International Documentary Film Festival has announced its Local Spotlight Film winners.
With 700 passes sold, the sixth annual Docfest opened on March 3 and ran to March 5 featuring over 50 documentary films shown in various locations in the downtown core.
In a news release Friday, Docfest revealed director Sean Scally’s documentary Heritage Cramahe Moment: Charles Smith Rutherford VC is the winner of DocFest’s 2017 Audience Choice Award for Best Local Film.
His documentary is about an important historical figure from the Colborne area who was the recipient of the prestigious Victoria Cross. The film is part of a historical series that Scally is producing.
Directors Adam Gray and Andrew Gray won second place for their film Ty Conn: My Brother the Outlaw, a touching and tragic true-crime documentary.
Doug Knutson won third place for Hollywood of the North, about the 100-year old Trenton Film Studio.
DocFest’s Local Spotlight program is sponsored by the Quinte Film Alternative Great Movie Wednesdays.