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Leone Stars wins TIFF Pitch This competition 

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

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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