October 13, 2008

Awards Roundup: October 1-13, 2008

1) Awards

Asia Pacific Screen
Awards--Nominees:

Best Documentary Feature Film:
33 Days (33 Yaoum) (Dir.: Mai Masri; Lebanon/Qatar)
63 Years On (Ggeutnaji Anhmeun Jeon Jaeng)
(Dir.: Kim Dong Won; South
Korea)
Kantata Takwa (Dirs.: Gotot Prakosa
and Erros Djarot; Indonesia)
Rain of the Children (Dir.: Vincent
Ward; New Zealand)
Tinar (Dir.: Mehdi Moniri; Iran)


2008
Intelligent Use of Water Film Competition--Finalists:

Against the Current (Prod.: Trout
Unlimited)
Glass Half Full (Dir.: David Sutera)
Gold for Gold (Dir.: Mark E. Petersen)
Rainwater Harvesting (Dir.: Amit
Shanker)
Wah Wah (Dir.: Ronald San Agustin)
Water Thicker Than Oil (Dir.: Michael
McGuire)

2) Festivals

Artivist Film Festival
2008
Artivist Spirit Award--Best Feature:
Zeitgeist--Addendum (Dir.: Peter Joseph)
Artivist
Award--Best Feature/Human Rights:
They
Turned Our Desert Into Fire
(Dir.: Marck Brecke)
Artivist
Award--Best Feature/Children's Advocacy:
Bomb Harvest (Dir.: Kim
Mordaunt)
Artivist Award--Best Feature/Animal
Rights:
Companions to None (Dir.: Bill
Buchanan)
Artivist Award--Environmental
Preservation/Best Feature:
One Water (Dir.: Sanjeev Chatterjee)

Athens International Film Festival
Music and Film Golden Athena:
Largo
(Dirs.: Andrew van Baal and Mark Flanagan)

Morelia International Film Festival
Best Documentary: Trazando Aleida (Tracing Aleida) (Dir.: Christiane Burkhard)

Namur Festival of Francophone Film
Best Documentary Feature:
Puisque
nous sommes nes
(Dir.: Jean-Pierre Duret)

National Geographic's All Roads Film Festival
Audience Favorite Award for
Best Feature-length Film:
Welcome to
Enurmino!
(Dir.: Aleksei Vakhrushev)
Best Short: A Sketch of Wathone (Dir.: Kyi Phyu Shin)
Audience Choice Award: As We Forgive (Dir.: Laura Waters
Hinson)

Netherlands Film Festival--Golden Calf Awards
Best Feature Documentary:
Bloody
Mondays & Strawberry Pies
(Dir.: Coco
Schrijber)
Best Short
Documentary:
Landscapes Unknown (Ii)
(Dirs.: Melle van Essen and Riekje Ziengs)

Nordic Panorama
Nordic Documentary Prize:
Big John
(Dir.: Havard Bustnes)
Honorary Mentions: Lies
(Dir.: Jonas Odell); Recipes for
Disasters
(Dir.: John Webster)

Reykjavik International Film Festival
Special
Mention
: She's a Boy I Knew (Dir.:
Gwen Haworth)
Audience Award: Electronica Reykjavik (Dir.: Arnar Jonasson)

Rio de Janiero
Film Festival

Documentary Feature: Estrada
Real Da Cachaça
(Royal Road of Cachaca) (Dir.: Pedro
Urano)
Documentary Short: 69-Praça
Da Luz (69-Luz Square)
(Dirs.: Carolina Markowicz and Joana Galvão)
Special Jury Prize: Jards (Dir.: Marco Abujamra)
Audience Award--Documentary Feature: Loki-- Arnaldo Baptista (Loki - Arnaldo
Baptista)
(Dir.: Paulo Henrique Fontenelle)

Tropfest NY
Best Film: Mankind Is No Island (Dir.: Jason van Genderen)

Valley
Film Festival

Ten Degrees
Hotter Award for Best Documentary Feature
:
Blocking the Path to 9/11 (Dir.: John
Ziegler)

Vancouver Film Festival
Nonfiction Feature Award: Born Without (Dir.:Eva Norvind)
Audience Award-Best Documentary: Throw Down Your Heart (Dir.: Sascha
Paladino)
National Film Board Award for Most Popular Canadian Documentary: Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action
(Dir.:Velcrow Ripper).
Audience Award-Best Environmental Film:
Blue Gold: World Water Wars (Dir.:
Sam Bozzo)

Woodstock Film Festival
Best
Feature Documentary:
In a Dream (Dir.:
Jeremiah Zagar)
Best
Short Documentary:
Pickin' and
Trimmin'
(Dir.: Matt Morris)
Best
Cinematography:
At the Edge of the World (Daniel Fernandez, Tim Gorski, Simeon
Houtman, James Joyner, Jonathan Kane, Mathieu Mauvernay, John "Rip"
Odebralski)
Best
Editing of a Feature Documentary:
In
a Dream
(Keiko Deguchi and Jeremiah Zagar)
The Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award:
Haskell Wexler

Zurich Film Festival
Blind
Loves
(Dir.: Juraj
Lehotsky)