August 4, 2009

Awards Roundup: July 20-August 4, 2009

1)   Awards

Independent Lens Audience Award:
Adjust Your Color: The Truth of Petey Greene (Dir.: Loren Mendell)

Lonely Planet TV Choice Award
Journey as Destination (Dir.: Dave Achtemichuk/Tibet)
Audience Award: Balloon Project: Amsterdam (Dirs.: Luca Antonucci, Ira
Mowen/Holland)
Runner-Up Awards: Buiten (Dir.: William Head/Holland); Morocco Adventures Pt.2 (Dir.: Genevieve Bailey/Morocco)

NATPE Next TV Competition:
Documentary/News: Bit Museum

Sandford St. Martin Trust Religious Television Awards
(UK)

Premier Award: Miracle on the Estate (Dir./Prod.: Chris Salt; BBC One)
Joint Runner-Up: The Qur'an (Dir./Prod.: Antony Thomas; Channel 4)
Merit: Dispatches: Saving Africa's Witch Children (Dirs./Prods.: Mags Gavan, Joost Van der Valk; Channel 4)

Television Critics Association (TCA) Awards
Outstanding Achievement in News & Information: The Alzheimer's Project (Prod.: John Hoffmann; Exec. Prods.: Sheila Nevins, Maria Shriver)

2) Festivals

Durban International Film Festival
Best Documentary: Intangible Asset No 82 (Dir.: Emma Franz/Australia/Japan)
Best South African Documentary: The Silver Fez, (Dir.: Lloyd Ross)
Special Mention Documentary : Sea Point Days (Dir.: Francois Verster/South Africa);  Nollywood Babylon (Dirs.: Ben Addelman, Samir Mallal/Canada)
Wavescapes Surf Film Festival Audience Award: Surfica Musica (Dir.: Mick Sowry/Australia )
Amnesty International Durban Human Rights Award: Rough Aunties (Dir.:
Kim Longinotto/UK)

Encounters South African International Documentary Festival
Audience Award--Best South African Documentary: Fokofpolisiekar
(Dir.: Bryan Little)
Audience Award--Best International Documentary: RIP: A remix manifesto (Dir.: Brett Gaylor/Canada)

Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival
Finalists--Craft Categories
Best Cinematography:
The Crayfish in the Jam Jar (Jan Haft, Kay Ziesenhenne, Rolf Steinmann; nautilusfilm GmbH, Bayerischer Rundfunk)
Disneynature Presents The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos (Matthew Aeberhard; Disneynature, Natural Light Films, Kudos Pictures)
The Forest: Realm of Shadows (Jan Haft, Kay Ziesenhenne, Rudolf Diesel, Adrian Langenbach, Robert Morgenstern, Rolf Steinmann; nautilusfilm GmbH for Studio Hamburg Documentaries, NDR
Naturfilm, Arte, ORF)
Yellowstone: Winter (John Aitchison, Shane Moore, John Shier, Paul D. Stewart; Arial Photography: Simon Werry, Peter Davis, Chris Chanda; BBC Natural History Unit, Animal Planet)

Best Editing:
Amba, The Russian Tiger (Matt Meech; Mike Birkhead Associates, Animal Planet International)
Clever Monkeys (Mark Fletcher; BBC Natural History Unit, Nature/THIRTEEN)
The Meerkats (Justin Krish; Yaffle Films, BBC Natural History Unit, BBC Films, The Weinstein Company)
Wild Ocean (Luke Cresswell, Steve McNicholas; Giant Screen Films, Yes/No Productions)

Best Original Score:
Disneynature Presents The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos (The Cinematic Orchestra; Disneynature, Natural Light Films, Kudos Pictures)
Clever Monkeys (Jennie Muskett; BBC Natural History Unit, Nature/THIRTEEN)
Meerkat Manor: The Story Begins (Laurent Ferlet; Oxford Scientific Films, Discovery Films)

Best Sound:
Disneynature Presents Earth (Earth Sound Team, Kate Hopkins, Tim Owen; Disneynature, BBC Worldwide, Greenlight Media, Discovery Channel)
Swamp Troop (Robyn Keene-Young [Sound Recordist and Sound Design], Adrian Bailey [Sound Design], Mark Phillips [Sound Editor and Mixer];Road Media, National Geographic Channel, National Geographic Channels International)
Wild Ocean (Mike Roberts [Location Sound Supervisor], Brian Eimer [Supervising Sound Editor], Mike Roberts [Mixer]; Giant Screen Films, Yes/No Productions)

Best Writing:
Clever Monkeys (Mark Fletcher; BBC Natural History Unit, Nature/THIRTEEN)
The Legend of Pale Male (Janet Hess; Birdjail Productions)
The Meerkats (James Honeyborne; Yaffle Films, BBC Natural History Unit, BBC Films, The Weinstein Company)

Best Special Venue:
Bugs 3d! (Principal Large Format, SK Films)
Frozen (NASA Television, Goddard Television, The Scientific Visualization Studio)
Ocean Odyssey (Feodor Pitcairn Productions, Ltd.)
Wild Ocean (Giant Screen Films, Yes/No Productions)

Best Earth Sciences Program:
Are We Alone?(Optomen Productions, Discovery Channel)
How The Earth Was Made: Iceland (Pioneer Productions, The History Channel)
Landslide Detectives (KQED-QUEST)
O2: The Molecule That Made Our World (ORF Universum / NHU, Burning Gold Productions, AV Dokumenta, BMUKK, BBC)

Best Use of Web 2.0/New Media:
www.alexandracousteau.org
Expedition: Blue Planet  
(Blue Legacy, International)
www.saveourseas.com
(Save Our Seas Foundation )
www.kqed.org/quest
(KQED-Quest)
www.wildearth.tv
(WildEarth Media)

Best Web Presence:
www.bbc.co.uk/bigcat/Big Cat Live (Big Cat Live; BBC Natural History Unit)
www.alexandracousteau.org
Expedition: Blue Planet  
(Blue Legacy, International)
www.saveourseas.com
(Save Our Seas Foundation )

Special Consideration:
The Wolf That Changed America (Brian Leith Productions, Nature/THIRTEEN)

Jerusalem Film Festival
Wolgin Award for Best Documentary: Diplomat (Dir.: Dana Goren; Prods.: Eilon Ratzkovsky, Yossi Uzrad, Koby Gal-Raday, Guy Jacoal, Noa Lifshitz)
Award for Documentary Series: Baderech Ha'baita (Dir./Prod.: Tomer Heymann; Prod.: Barak Heymann)
Special Mention: Accidental Tourist (Prods.: Michal Bar-lev Yardeny, Lilach Pery, Dan Gurfinkel)
Award for Documentary Shorts: Tales of the Defeated (Dir.: Yael Reuveny)
Special Mention:  The Forty Second Winter  (Dir.: Ehab Tarabieh)
The "In the Spirit of Freedom" Awards: Yodok Stories (Dir.: Andzrej Fidyk); Burma VJ (Dir.: Andreas Ostergaard)
The FIPRESCI International Critics' Award: Burma VJ (Dir.: Andreas Ostergaard)

LA Shorts Fest
Best Documentary: We Love You (Dir.: Jonathan Kalafer)

New York  International Latino Film Festival

Cinelatino Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary: Stages (Dir./Prod.: Meerkat Media Collective)

Nigeria Entertainment International Film Festival
Best Documentary: Tira Bakal (Dir.: Scott Wurth/Australia/The Philippines)

Best Director-Short Film: Scott Wurth (Tira Bakal)

Philadelphia QFest
Best Documentary:  Off and Running (Dir.: Nicole Opper)
Audience Award-Best Documentary: Pop Star on Ice (Dirs.: David Barba,
James Pellerito)

Real to Reel International Film Festival
Best Documentary: Voices from Inside (Dir.: Lucy Martens/Germany)

Traverse City Film Festival
Founders Prize for Best Overall Documentary: Rachel (Dir.: Simone Bitton)

Founders Prize for Best Comedy Documentary: Winnebago Man (Dir.: Ben Steinbauer)
Stanley Kubrick Award for Bold and Innovative Filmmaking, Documentary: Defamation (Dir.: Yoav Shamir)
Best Documentary, Audience Award: Food, Inc. (Dir.: Robert Kenner)
Best Documentary, Jury Award: The Cove (Dir.: Louie Psihoyos)
Best Foreign Documentary, Jury Award: The End of the Line (Dir.: Rupert Murray)
Special Jury Prize for Human Rights: Which Way Home (Dir.: Rebecca Cammisa)
Special Jury Prize for Environmental Documentary: Crude (Dir.: Joe Berlinger)
Special Jury Prize for a New Filmmaker: Emily and Sarah Kunstler for William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe"

Woods Hole Film Festival
Best Documentary Feature Film: Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie (Dir.: Michelle Esrick)
Audience Award: Best Documentary Feature Film:  Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie (Dir.: Michelle Esrick)
Best Documentary Short: - Making the Crooked Straight (Dir.: Susan Cohn Rockefeller)
Director's Choice Awards--Cinematography: The Cove (Dir.: Louie Psyihoyos)