Local film earns award at Canada International Film Festival

For the guys at emerging production company Prairie Boy Productions, it was already a dream to see their projects funded and aired on TV. But the Winnipeg duo has been seeing subsequent success as of late.

Their film Graffiti Stories: From Dark Alleys to Bright Futures has been chosen to receive the Award of Excellence in Filmmaking at the 2015 Canada International Film Festival (CIFF) in the Best Short Documentary category.

CIFF will take place April 11-12 in Vancouver.

The team at Prairie Boy is elated by this recognition for their work. But also, and more importantly, for the message of the film. The documnetary, starring Ismaila Alfa, shows a side of Winnipeg people rarely think of and showcases urban youth of many backgrounds, practising urban arts from graffiti to hip hop in order to create a force for positive change.

The film was also recognized by the Canadian Screen Awards and was considered for the 2015 Diversity Award.

— Prairie Boy Productions

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