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Leone Stars wins TIFF Pitch This competition

Halifax-produced documentary gets $10,000 of development money

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Congratulations to Halifax producer Walter Forsyth and directors Ngardy Conteh and Allan Tong for winning the Pitch This at the Toronto International Film Festival competition over five dramatic film ideas.

A jury of film professionals listened to a six minute pitch and two minutes of questions and answers before awarding the $10,000 prize to Leone Stars. It is the first time in the 12-year history of the program that a doc has won the competition.

Leone Stars is about the members of Sierra Leone Single Leg Amputee Sports Club who are chosen for the national amputee soccer team.

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