January 19, 2024

York Alum’s Documentary ‘To Kill a Tiger’ Nominated for Oscar in Documentary Feature Category

“To Kill a Tiger”

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has recently unveiled the shortlists for several categories for the upcoming 96th Oscars ceremony, including Documentary Feature. Among the contenders is “To Kill a Tiger,” a compelling film directed by Toronto-based filmmaker Nisha Pahija and produced by Cornelia Principe, an accomplished alumnus of York University. The documentary also boasts the expertise of Manfred Becker, a Cinema & Media Arts Professor at AMPD, who served as the story editor.

Cornelia Principe, "To Kill a Tiger" Producer, York Alum
Cornelia Principe, “To Kill a Tiger” Producer, York Alum

Cornelia Principe, recognized as an award-winning and Emmy-nominated producer, has left an indelible mark on the world of documentary filmmaking. Her previous works have collectively graced the screens of over 100 national and international film festivals, earning acclaim and recognition worldwide. The impact of her documentaries extends beyond festival circuits, with broadcasts reaching audiences globally and amassing numerous awards and distinctions.

“To Kill a Tiger” has not only secured its place on the Oscars shortlist but has also previously garnered significant accolades. In 2023, Cornelia Principe was honored with the Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary at the Canadian Screen Awards. It won Best Documentary at the 2023 Palm Springs International Film Festival and the Amplify Voices Award for Best Canadian Feature Film at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival.

“To Kill a Tiger” is a harrowing and courageous documentary that explores the story of a family struggling to find justice in the wake of a heinous violation. Most of their community is against them, but they have allies, love, and a dogged belief in the possibility of change.

The recognition of York University alumna Cornelia Principe and the involvement of esteemed faculty member Manfred Becker in this Oscar-worthy documentary underscore the university’s commitment to fostering talent and creativity in the field of arts and media. The entire York University community joins in celebrating the success of “To Kill a Tiger” and eagerly anticipates the possibility of seeing it take home the prestigious Oscar in 2024.