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Lonely Boy

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The story of popular singer Paul Anka. He rose from obscurity to become the idol of millions of adolescent fans around the world. This film takes a candid look at both sides of the footlights as well as the promotion industry behind this generation of pop singers. Interviews with Anka and his manager reveal what they think of it all.

1962, 26 min 35 s

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Grand Prize
Festival dei Popoli / International Film Festival on Social Documentary
December 10 to 16 1963, Florence - Italy

Purchase Prize
Film Festival
May 17 to 19 1963, Ann Arbor - USA

Certificate of Merit - Category: General Information
Genie Awards
May 10 1963, Montréal - Canada

Film of the Year
Genie Awards
May 10 1963, Montréal - Canada

First Prize - City of Oberhausen Award - Category: Documentary
International Short Film Festival
February 18 to 23 1963, Oberhausen - Germany

Special Prize of the Jury
International Days of Short Films
December 5 to 10 1962, Tours - France

Honourable Mention
International Film Festival
August 19 to September 2 1962, Edinburgh - Scotland

First Prize - Category: Documentary
International Annual Film Festival
July 11 to 24 1962, Vancouver - Canada

Mention - Documentary Works
International Film Festival
May 7 to 23 1962, Cannes - France