EyeSteelFilm's Bob Moore Named Don Haig Award Recipient

Bob MooreHot Docs is pleased to announce that Bob Moore, co-president and creative producer of Montreal’s EyeSteelFilm, has been named this year’s Don Haig Award recipient. Now in its 15th year, the Don Haig Award is presented to an outstanding Canadian independent producer with a feature-length film in competition at the Festival, with the recipient being selected by a jury of independent producers. The Award recognizes creative vision and entrepreneurship, as reflected in the recipient’s body of work and Festival films, as well as a track record of mentoring emerging Canadian filmmakers. EyeSteelFilm produced 2020 official Hot Docs selections Dope Is Death, Influence, Softie, and Wintopia. Moore will be presented with a $5,000 cash prize, courtesy of the Don Haig Foundation.

As co-president and creative producer at EyeSteelFilm, Bob Moore has produced over 35 feature documentaries since 2008. Together with his talented partners and collaborators, he has been the recipient of over 100 international awards, including Emmys, Cinema Eyes, Golden Horses, Owls, Phoenixes, and a variety of other celebratory animal-themed prizes. Bob also oversees EyeSteelFilm’s dedicated theatrical distribution company and works with artists exploring meaningful interactive storytelling. He’s been the subject of a Producer’s Spotlight at the Cannes Marché du Film, is currently an advisor for the Sundance Creative Producing program, an international advisor to DMZ Docs in South Korea, a mentor for an RIDM/Hot Docs young Quebec Producer’s initiative.

As part of the Award, the recipient can name an emerging female documentary filmmaker to receive a complimentary All-Access Pass for Hot Docs 2021. Bob Moore has chosen Snow (Hnin Ei Hlaing), a Myanmar-based director and producer.

Past winners of the Don Haig Award include filmmakers Peter Raymont (2019); Ina Fichman (2018); Daniel Cross (2017), Ed Barreveld (2016), Anne Pick (2015), Michael McNamara (2014), Merit Jensen Carr (2013), Mia Donovan (2012), Rama Rau (2011), Philip Lyall and Nimisha Mukerji (2010), Brett Gaylor (2009), Yung Chang (2008), Hubert Davis (2007), and Guylaine Dionne (2006).

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