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Gary Sinyor (born Manchester, England, 1962) is an award-winning film director, producer, and writer. He was raised in a Sephardic Jewish upbringing, before going on to the National Film and Television School. As the co-writer, co-producer, and co-director of Leon the Pig Farmer he shared the FIPRESCI International Critics' Prize at the 1992 Venice Film Festival, the Chaplin Award for the best first feature from the 1992 Edinburgh International Film Festival, the 1994 Best Newcomer award from the London Critics' Circle, and the Most Promising Newcomer from the 1994 Evening Standard British Film Awards. He has since attempted to dissociate himself from the Chaplin award, after becoming involved in a dispute between the Edinburgh Festival and the Israeli Embassy.
The 2002 DVD release of Leon the Pig Farmer also included Sinyor's writing debut The Unkindest Cut, which had been nominated for a BAFTA as Best Short Film in 1989.
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