27 May 2018

Eli Bennett Wins 2018 Leo Award for “Best Musical Score in a Feature Length Documentary”!

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VANCOUVER, BC (May 27. 2018) — At The Leo Awards 20th Anniversary Celebration One Awards, held May 26, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver, Juno-nominated musician, film composer, and Vancouver-native, Eli Bennett won the Leo Award for “Best Musical Score in a Feature Length Documentary” for his musical score on Believe: The True Story of Real Bearded Santas, beating his father, award-winning Canadian composer and previous Leo-Award winner Daryl Bennett in the same category.

This was the first time in Leo Awards history that a father and son have squared off against each other in the same category, vying for the coveted award that celebrates the best of BC’s Film and Television industry.

Furthermore, 20 years ago at the inaugural Leo Awards, Daryl Bennett won the first ever Leo Award for “Best Musical Score in a Feature Length Drama” – Eli was nine years old at the time. 20 years later at the Leo Awards 20th Anniversary Celebration, Daryl’s son Eli accepted the Leo Award for “Best Musical Score”.

The Leo Awards Celebration Two and Gala Awards (the second and third night of three nights) will be held June 2 & 3, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Additionally, Eli Bennett is returning for his second year as Leo Awards Music Director, and will be leading Eli Bennett & The Leo Awards Band on both nights.


For more information please get in touch with Eli Bennett at the below contact information.


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Media Contact:

Eli Bennett
Email: eli [at]


Social Media: @elibennettmusic

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