Mas Man Picks Up Los Angeles Award

The film has been selected for special screening in London, the site reports.

Mas Man producer and director Dalton Narine (also a steelpan musician and historian) was presented the Best Director (Short Documentary) award by the Los Angeles International Film Festival last week, distinguishing the film about Peter Minshall by its fifth prize since it won Best Documentary at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival in 2009 as a work in progress.

Mas Man has been warmly received on the festival circuit in the US, UK, Cameroon and South Africa, but Narine says it is still unfinished. The work is scheduled to be completed by August 15.

Mas Man has received nominations in three categories at nine festivals and won six awards, including Best Cinematography.

The completed film, a 90-minute upgrade of the current edition, will be geared toward a theatrical audience, Narine says, and presented to distributors as a long-form documentary. The restructured work will include more themes and insightful interviews as well as new footage.  The film is under consideration to be premiered at a cinema in Trinidad later this year.

Meanwhile, Mas Man was selected by Africa World Documentary Film Festival (AWDFF) for the ‘I Will Tell’ International Film Festival, which is based in London.

“The festival will take place at venues around London from September 1-12,” an AWDFF release stated, “with the aim of exposing our festival and your work to British distributors and television executives. We are very excited with this new partnership and are happy to be given the opportunity to screen selected documentaries from submissions to our festival over the past four years.

“It is our pleasure to inform you that your thought-provoking film, “Mas Man,” was one of the documentaries selected for special screening in London.”

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