June 9, 2009

Awards Roundup: May 29-June 9, 2009

1) Awards

Banff World Television Awards
Best Documentary:
The Curse of Mona Lisa (Prods.: Oxford Film & Television Broadcaster; Channel 4)
Best Entertainment: Family Restaurant: The Quons (Be Bold) (Prods.: Anaid Productions Inc.; Food Network Canada)
Best Canadian Film: Passage (Prods.: PTV Productions and John Walker Productions in association with the National Film Board of Canada)
Arts & Performing Arts Documentaries: The Curse of Mona Lisa (Prods.: Oxford Film & Television Broadcaster; Channel 4)
Environmental Programs: Frontline: Heat (Prod.: Martin Smith; PBS International)
History & Biography Programs: Paris 1919 (Dir.: Paul Cowan; National Film Board of Canada)
Investigative & Current Affairs Programs: Oil for Fraud (Prod.: Maha Productions; ARTE)
Lifestyle & Information Programs: Family Restaurant: The Quons (Be Bold) (Prods.: Anaid Productions Inc.; Food Network Canada)
Political Documentaries: Dispatches: Warlords Next Door? (Prod.: Channel
Popular Science & Technology Programs: Inuit Odyssey (Dirs./Prods.: Tom Radford, Niobe Thompson; Prods.: Clearwater Media; CBC Television, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network)
Social & Humanitarian Programs: The Qur'an (Dir.: Anthony Thomas; Prod.: Juniper Communications Ltd.; Channel 4)
Sports Documentaries: Thriller in Manila (Dir./Prod.: John Dower; Channel 4)
Wildlife & Natural History Programs: Titus: The Gorilla King (Dir.: David Allen; Prod.: Linda Bell; Prod.: Tigress Productions; BBC, WNET)
Best Original Online Program: Gaza-Sderot: life in spite of everything (Prod.: Bo Travail in association with Alma Films, Trabelsi Productions, Ramattan Studio and Upian.com)

Golden Trailer Awards:
Best Documentary: Man on Wire (The Editpool, Icon Film Distribution)
Most Original: My Winnipeg (Kinetic Trailers, IFC Films)
Best Documentary Poster: Man on Wire (KeyArt, Allcity, Icon Film Distribution)

2) Festivals

EcoVision Festival
Great Prize Fondazione Banco di Sicilia: Colours at the End of the World (Dir.: Ale Corte; Argentina)
Best Documentary: Drakensberg Im bann Der Drachenberge (Africa's dragon mountains) (Dirs.: Lynne and Philip Richardson; Austria)
Best Inquest Film: Jun Ducat--A  Heroe o Terrorista (Jun Ducat--Hero or terrorist?)  (Dir.: Adaia Teruel; Spain)
Best Documentary Film with a Social Background: (En)terrados ((Buried) Over the roofs) (Dir.: Àlex Lora; Spain)

Hollywood Black Film Festival
Best Documentary: Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness (Dir.: Llewellyn Smith)

International Short Film Festival Hamburg
François Ode Award:  Farseh Chob (The Wooden Carpet) (Dir.: Abdolrahman Mirani; Iran)
NoBudget Jury Award: Black and White Trypps Number Three (Dir.: Ben Russel; USA)
German Competition Jury Award: Man stirbt (The death of one) (Dirs.: Patrick Doberenz, Philipp Enders; Germany)
Hamburg Competition Jury Award: Wagah (Dir.: Supriyo Sen; Germany)
Hamburg Audience Award: Wagah (Dir.: Supriyo Sen; Germany)
Three-Minute Quickie (Topic 2009: Human Error)
Audience Award: Der Anner im Himmel (The Other One In Heaven) (Dir.: Philipp Hartmann; Germany)
ZDFdokukanal Award: Schmusen mit Politikern (Cuddling with Politicians)(Dir.: Christian 3 Rooosen: Germany)
Jury Award Best Soundtrack National: Six Apartments (Sound design/Dir.: Reynold Reynolds)
"High five!" Competition
Third Prize: Recycling--A Matter of Today and Tomorrow

Newport International Film Festival
Documentary Feature Jury Prize: The Way We Get By (Dir.: Aron Gaudet)
Audience Award--Documentary Feature: The Way We Get By (Dir.: Aron Gaudet)
Audience Award—Short Film: I Knew It Was You (Dir.: Richard Shepard)
Student Jury Documentary Grand Prize: We Live in Public (Dir.: Ondi Timoner)