30 Mar “Finding Sally” Nominated for Best Documentary Program at the Canadian Academy
We are delighted to announce that IEFTA alumni, Tamara Mariam Dawit, has been nominated for “Best Documentary Program” in the Television and Program Category at the The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (the Canadian Academy) for her film “Finding Sally”. The film is one of 5 in competition, and the award presentation will be screened live on May 17th from 7 pm ET.
30 March 2021: The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (the Canadian Academy) announced today the nominees for the 2021 Canadian Screen Awards in 141 film, television, and digital media categories. We are delighted to announce that IEFTA’s alumni, Tamara Mariam Dawit has been nominated for her film “Finding Sally” for Best Documentary Program.
The documentary follows the personal investigation into the mysterious life of the director’s Aunt Sally, an Ethiopian aristocrat-turned-communist-rebel who disappeared after the revolution that lead to the overthrow of Emperor Haile Selassie.
The awards will be presented as a seven-part genre-based series of presentations streamed live on Academy.ca — as well as the Canadian Academy Twitter and YouTube channels — from Monday, May 17, 2021 through Thursday, May 20, 2021.
About the Filmmaker
Tamara Dawit is a producer/director based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where she runs a production company Gobez Media that produces Ethiopian film, TV, digital and music content. Tamara has experience producing music content, tours, creative documentaries, digital content, formatted television and is now branching into dramatic films. She has produced content for CBC, Bravo, MTV, Radio Canada, Discovery, and NHK, among other networks. She directed the short film Grandma Knows Best (Bravo) and the feature documentary Finding Sally (CBC) which will be released in 2020.
Tamara is of Ethiopian, Eritrean, Ukrainian and British ancestry.
(Courtesy of IMBD)