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The Tournament

Sam Vint
2020 | 22 min 04 s
Original English version

Long Synopsis

Q & A with director Sam Vint


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Promotional Materials


Sam Vint

Photo : Thomas Fricke

Alicia Smith


David Christensen
Executive Producer (NFB)

Photo : NFB


Written and Directed by
Sam Vint

Isaac Vint
Alyssa White
Paul  Hamm
Cooper Vint
Evan Hesom
Logan Johnstone
Natalia Debbo
Elijah Armbruster
Tucker Olson
Bill Muloin
Trish Cooper
Danny Lilya

Alicia Smith

Executive Producer
David Christensen

Picture Editor
John Gurdebeke

Director of Photography
Tyler Funk

Location Sound Recordist
Kevin Bacon

Sound Design
Christine Fellows

Original Music Composed & Performed by
Christine Fellows
John K. Samson
Jason Tait
SOCAN 2019

Vocal Performance by
Christine Fellows

“Hash Marks”
Composed by Jason Tait
SOCAN 2019

Production Assistant
April Dunsmore

Assistant Editor
Marcel Kreutzer

Slate Design
Galen Johnson

Patricia Garry

Tony Wytinck

Sound Mix
Bruce Little

Online Editor
Bruce Little

Studio Operations Manager
Darin Clausen

Studio Administrator
Devon Supeene

Production Coordinator
April Dunsmore

Production Supervisor
Esther Viragh

Marketing Manager
Leslie Stafford
Kelly Fox

Legal Counsel
Peter Kallianiotis

Executive Director English Program
Michelle van Beusekom

Filmed February 2019 in Blaine Minnesota
at the Schwan Super Rink

Dedicated to Larry Hendrickson,
founding father of the Hendrickson Foundation


A production of The National Film Board of Canada – North West Studio

@2020 The National Film Board of Canada




  • About the NFB

    Founded in 1939, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is a one-of-a-kind producer, co-producer and distributor of distinctive, engaging, relevant and innovative documentary and animated films. As a talent incubator, it is one of the world’s leading creative centres. The NFB has enabled Canadians to tell and hear each other’s stories for over eight decades, and its films are a reliable and accessible educational resource. The NFB is also recognized around the world for its expertise in preservation and conservation, and for its rich and vibrant collection of works, which form a pillar of Canada’s cultural heritage. To date, the NFB has produced more than 14,000 works, 6,500 of which can be streamed free of charge at nfb.ca. The NFB and its productions and co-productions have earned over 7,000 awards, including 11 Oscars and an Honorary Academy Award for overall excellence in cinema.

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