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2023 Winner

Eternal Spring

Lofty Sky Pictures Inc.


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ETERNAL SPRING was named Canada’s entry for the 2023 OSCARS® Best International Feature Film. It is the first documentary, first animated film, and first Mandarin-language picture to receive this distinction and was the only film that year to qualify for three Oscars categories: Best International Film, Best Animated Featured, and Best Documentary. The film has earned 15 festival honours, including both top audience prizes at Hot Docs as well as nominations for 'Best Writing' at both the Annie Awards and IDA Documentary Awards. Forbes called ETERNAL SPRING (??) "The most surprising documentary of the year" along with glowing reviews from The Globe and Mail, The National Post, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, and more.