Adam Benzine

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Adam Benzine is a British filmmaker and journalist. He received critical appraisal and widespread acclaim[1] for his HBO documentary Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah[2], which examined the life and work of French director Claude Lanzmann[3].

The film earned Benzine an Oscar nomination in the Best Documentary (Short Subject) category at the 88th Academy Awards[4], in addition to nominations from the Grierson Awards, the Canadian Screen Awards, the IDA Documentary Awards, the Banff Rockie Awards and the Cinema Eye Honors.

Benzine currently serves as the Canadian Bureau Chief for British news publisher C21 Media, before which he served as Associate Editor for Canadian non-fiction news publisher Realscreen.

Prior to his career in film, he studied BSc Multimedia Technology & Design at Brunel University London[5] and MA Magazine Journalism at City University London[6] before working as Online Editor for British weekly trade newspaper Music Week.


  1. ^ Knelman, Martin (28 April 2015). "The man behind Shoah gets his close-up". Toronto Star. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  2. ^ Lederman, Marsha (17 April 2015). "Hot Docs 2015: What documentaries should you see at this year's fest?". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  3. ^ Wilner, Norman (22 April 2015). ">>> LANZMANN - NOW Toronto Magazine - Review ****". NOW Magazine. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  4. ^ Johnson, Zach (January 14, 2016). "Oscars 2016 Nominations: Complete List of Nominees". E! Online. Retrieved January 14, 2016.
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  6. ^ Atkins, Nick. "XCity Award 2016 shortlist revealed: Adam Benzine". XCity - City University London. Retrieved 9 July 2018.

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