Monday, December 7, 2009

Anvil! Grabs IDA Documentary Award

Let this be a lesson to you all: if you protest loud enough and long enough, you will ultimately get what you want. After failing to make the Oscar shortlist for best feature length documentary, Sacha Gervasi's Anvil! The Story of Anvil has found itself on every major award show's nominee list and has now officially won the International Documentary Association's best documentary award.

In fact, Anvil! won two awards at the IDA award show this past weekend, also nabbing the best Music Documentary Award. The film about two aging Canadian heavy metal rockers trying to make it big has become somewhat of an instant cult-hit as critical and populous praise continues to grow. (If you don't know anything about the film, you can read our entire review here)

The other major award featured this past weekend by the IDA goes to Salt (directed by Michael Angus and Murray Fredericks) for best short documentary. This film focuses on the arid landscape of Lake Eyre in South Australia. The other awards were announced prior to the ceremony and were listed here last week, but in case you want to see the full recap, head on over to the IDA website.

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