The Right Honourable
The Honourable Senator
Advisors during Phase One:
Scotia Giller Prize
Humber College School for Writers
Harbourfront International Authors Festival
Charles Taylor Prize for Non Fiction
||The Kobzar Literary $25,000 Biennial Award
recognizes outstanding contributions to Canadian literary arts by authors who develop a Ukrainian
Canadian theme with literary merit in one of several
genres: literary non-fiction, fiction, poetry, young
readers' literature, plays, screenplays and musicals.
Click here to view the 2012 Winner and Finalists.
March 15, 2013 for
2014 award presentation
Shandi Mitchell, recipient of the 2012 Kobzar Literary Award, has a film debuting this Friday in Toronto.
ONE NIGHT ONLY. ONE SCREENING. The Disappeared will screen at the fabulous Royal theatre, FRIDAY, March 22, at 7:00pm as part of the Canadian Film Festival.
And today The Torontoist released this about the film:
More successful is Friday evening's feature, The Disappeared, from award-winning author-turned-filmmaker Shandi Mitchell. An account of six men adrift in the North Atlantic and their increasingly desperate struggle against exhaustion and the elements, her spare, intimate narrative is a welcome humanist counterpoint to the laboured spiritualism of fellow high-seas survival flick Life of Pi. And while it lacks the CGI pyrotechnics of Ang Lee's visual-effects Oscar winner, The Disappeared amply compensates with compelling performances from a cast of talented character actors, including east-coast natives Brian Downey and Shawn Doyle.
It also benefits from Christopher Porter's immersive cinematography, captured entirely on location on the open ocean.
Click here to view the
previous winners of
The Kobzar Literary Award.