July 16, 2010

Awards Roundup: July 9-15, 2010

Awards

 

The News & Documentary Emmy Award nominees--lots of them--were announced yesterday from the New York-based National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, with PBS and HBO leading the charge, as usual. Among the multiple nominees, Rebecca Camissa's Which Way Home earned four, Irene Taylor Brodsky's The Final Inch took three, and Tulia, Texas (Dirs./Prods.: Cassandra
Herrman, Kelly Whalen), Trouble The Water (Dirs./Prods.: Carl Deal, Tia Lessin), In
a Dream
(Dir.: Zeremiah Zagar), The Reckoning (Dir.: Pamela Yates), War/Dance
(Dirs.:: Sean Fine, Andrea Nix Fine) and Smile Pinki (Dir.: Megan Mylan) each earned two nods.  Which Way Home also received an Imagen Award nomination for Best Documentary/Television.

 

Imagen Awards--Nominees:
Best Documentary/Television:
Voces: Special Circumstances (Latino Public Broadcasting)
mun2 News Special-- The New America (mun2)
Which Way Home (HBO)
Latin Music USA (Latino Public Broadcasting

Best National Informational Program:
CNN Presents: Latino in America (CNN)
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: The Next Posada (HBO)
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: Alexis Arguello (HBO)
Voces (Latino Public Broadcasting)
American Latino TV (LATV)
Extra (NBC)

Best Local Informational Program:
Camino a la Universidad (WLTV Univision 23)
Vista L.A. (KABC)
Cuban Journalist on Hunger Strike (CBS4)

 

News & Documentary Emmy Awards--Nominees
For a complete list of the nominees, click here.

 

Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a News Magazine
48 Hours Mystery: American Girl, Italian Nightmare (Exec. Prod.: Susan Zirinsky; Senior Prod.: Peter Schweitzer; Prods.: Joe Halderman, Doug Longhini, David Spungen, Chris Young;  Field Prod.:
Sabina Castelfranco; CBS)

60 Minutes: Closing the Clinic (Exec.: Prod.: Jeff Fager; Exec. Editor:  Bill Owens; Prods.:  Shawn Efran,, Catherine Herrick; Corr.: Scott Pelley; CBS)

60 Minutes: War in Pakistan (Exec.: Prod.: Jeff Fager; Exec. Editor:  Bill Owens; Prod.:  Draggan Mihailovich; Corr.: Steve Kroft; CBS)

Dan Rather Reports:  Excerpts from Aghanistan (Anchor/Managing Editor: Dan Rather; Exec. Prod.: Wayne Nelson; Senior Prod.: Elliot Kirschner; Prods.: Steve Tyler, Lucian Read; HDNet)

FRONTLINE/World: Children of the Taliban (Prod.//Dir.: Dan Edge; Prod./Reporter: Sharmeen Obaid‑Chinoy; Exec. Prods.:  David Fanning , Julie Barron; Senior Prod.: Ken Dornstein; Series Prod.: Sharon Tiller; PBS)

 

Outstanding Feature Story in a News Magazine 
60 Minutes: Congo Gold (Exec.: Prod.: Jeff Fager; Exec. Editor:  Bill Owens; Prods.:  Solly Granatstein, Nicole Young; Corr.: Scott Pelley; CBS)               

60 Minutes: The Birdmen (Exec.: Prod.: Jeff Fager; Exec. Editor:  Bill Owens; Prod.:  Tom Anderson; Corr.: Steve Kroft; CBS)  

60 Minutes: The Yakuza (Exec.: Prod.: Jeff Fager; Exec. Editor:  Bill Owens; Prod.:  Howard Rosenberg; Corr.: Lara Logan; CBS)               

Bill Moyers Journal: LBJ's Path to War: A Tale of Two Quagmires (Exec. Prods.: Judy Doctoroff O'Neill, Sally Roy; Exec. Editors: Bill Moyers, Judith Davidson Moyers; Prods.: Gail Ablow, Peter Meryash; PBS)

HDNet World Report: South Africa's Shame: Modern‑Day Slavery and the World Cup (Exec. Prod.: Dennis O'Brien; Senior Prod.: Kathy Gettings; Prod.: Gareth Harvey; Corr.:
 Paul Beban; HDNet)

 

Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a News Magazine
48 Hours Mystery: The Lost Children (Exec. Prod.: Susan Zirinsky; Exec. Editor: Al Briganti; Prods.: Richard Barber, Katherine Davis, Jenna Jackson, Doug Longhini, Mead Stone;  Field Prods.: Sara Ely Hulse, Michelle Feuer; CBS)

60 Minutes: 60 Billion Dollar Fraud (Exec.: Prod.: Jeff Fager; Exec. Editor:  Bill Owens; Prods.:  Joel Bach, Ira Rosen; Corr.: Steve Kroft; CBS)   

FRONTLINE/World: Ghana: Digital Dumping Ground (Prods. Shira Bick, Ian Bickis, Krysia Collyer, Allison Cross, Heba Elasaad, Dan Haves, Dorthe Keilholz, Jodie Martinson, Blake Sifton, Leslie Young:; Prod./Corr: Peter Klein; Exec. Prod.:  David Fanning; Senior Prods.: Ken Dornstein, Sharon Tiller; Series Prod.: Sharon Tiller; PBS)

Nightline: Child Witches in the Congo (Exec. Prod.:  James Goldston; Senior Prod.: Jeanmarie Condon;  Corr.:  Daniel Harris; Prods.: Almin Karamehmedovic, Aude Soichet; ABC)

 

Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting in a News Magazine
 60 Minutes: The Man Who Knew (Exec.: Prod.: Jeff Fager; Exec. Editor:  Bill Owens; Prods.:  Andy Court, Keith Sharman; Corr.: Steve Kroft; CBS)               

Dan Rather Reports:  Iran's Manhattan Project (Corr./Managing Editor: Dan Rather; Exec. Prod.: Wayne Nelson; Senior Prod.: Elliot Kirschner; Prod.: Andrew Glazer; HDNet)               

Dateline NBC: Debt Trap (Corr.: Chris Hansen; Prods.: Tim Sandler, Allison Orr; Exec. Prod.: David Corvo; Exec. Editor: Elizabeth Cole; Senior Investigative Prod.: Allan Maraynes; NBC)  

Dateline NBC: Inside the Financial Fiasco: Mortgage Madness (Corr.: Chris Hansen; Supervising Prod.: Richard Greenberg; Prod.: Lynn Keller; Exec. Prod.: David Corvo; Exec. Editor: Elizabeth Cole; Senior Investigative Prod.: Allan Maraynes; Field Prod.: Maite Amorebieta; NBC) 

 

 

Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story‑‑Long Form
FRONTLINE: A Death in Teheran (Exec. Prod.:  David Fanning; Senior Prods.Raney Aronson‑Rath, Ken Dornstein; Prod.: Monica Garnsey;  PBS)

Independent Lens: Tulia, Texas  (Prods./Dirs.: Cassandra Herrman, Kelly Whalen; Exec. Prod.: Sally Jo Fifer; PBS)

NOVA:  Hubble's Amazing Rescue (Prod./Dir.: Rushmore DeNooyer; Prods.:  Donna Huttemann, Kirk Wolfinger; Senior Series Prod.:  Melanie Wallace; Senior Exec. Prod.: Paula Apsell; PBS)

POV: The Way We Get By (Dir.: Aron Gaudet; Prod.: Gita Pullapilly; Exec. Prods.: Warren
Cook, Sally Jo Fifer, Simon Kilmurry; PBS)

Wide Angle: Crossing Heaven's Border (Exec. Prod.:  Tom Casciato; Senior Prod.: Nina Chaudry; Dir.: Jung In Tack; Prod.:  Lee Hark Joon; Corr.: Aaron Brown)

 

 

Outstanding Investigative Journalism‑‑Long Form
FRONTLINE: The Warning (Exec. Prod.:  David Fanning; Senior Prod.: Raney Aronson‑Rath; Prod./Dir.: Michael Kirk;  Prod./Reporter: Jim Gilmore; Prod.: Mike Wiser; PBS)

Independent Lens: Tulia, Texas  (Prods./Dirs.: Cassandra Herrman, Kelly Whalen; Exec. Prod.: Sally Jo Fifer; PBS)

HBO Documentary Films: Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi (Dir./Prod.: Ian Olds; Prods.: Christian Parenti, Nancy Roth; HBO)           

HBO Documentary Films: Outrage (Dir..: Kirby Dick; Prod.: Amy Ziering; Exec. Prods.:Bruce Brothers, Chad Griffin, Jason Janego, Moises Kaufman, Sheila Nevins, Tom Quinn, Ted Sarandos, Kimball Stroud; Supervising Prod.: Nancy Abraham; Field Prod.:  Michael Miller; HBO)

HBO Documentary Films: They Killed Sister Dorothy (Dir..: Daniel Junge; Prods.: Henry Ansbacher, Nigel Noble; HBO)

NOVA:  Hubble's The Spy Factory (Prod.: James Bamford; Prod./Dir.: Scott Willis; Senior
Series Prod.:  Melanie Wallace; Senior Exec. Prod.: Paula Apsell; PBS)

POV: The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court (Dir.: Pamela Yates; Prod.: Peter Kinoy; Exec. Prods.:  Paco De Onis, Simon Kilmurry; PBS)

 

 

Outstanding Informational Programming--Long Form
HBO Documentary Films: Be Like Others (Dir../Prod.: Tanaz Eshaghian; Prod.: Christoph Jörg; HBO)

HBO Documentary Films: The Final Inch (Dir../Prod.: Irene Brodsky; Prod.: Tom Grant; HBO)

HBO Documentary Films: Trouble the Water (Dirs../Prods.: Tia Lessin , Carl Deal; Co-Prods.: Amir Bar‑Lev, T. Woody Richman; Exec. Prods.: David Alcaro, Joslyn Barnes, Danny Glover, Sheila Nevins, Todd Olson; Senior Prod.: Nancy Abraham; HBO)

HBO Documentary Films: Which Way Home (Dir../Prod.: Rebecca Cammisa; Field Prods.: Nina Alvarez, Eric Goethals, Lorenzo Hagerman, Alejandra Liceaga, Stephany Slaughter, Gabriela Sosa, Sascha Weiss; Exec. Prods.: Bristol Baughan, Lianne Halfon, Bette Cerf Hill, John Malkovich, Sheila Nevins, Russell
Smith, Jack Turner; Supervising  Prod.: Sara Bernstein; HBO)

Vanguard : The Oxycontin Express (Corr.: Mariana van Zeller; Prods.: Darren Foster,
Cerissa Tanner; Current TV)

Wide Angle: Heart of Jenin (Exec. Prod.:  Tom Casciato; Senior Prod.: Nina Chaudry; Dirs.: Leo Geller, Marcus Vetter; Prods.:  Ernst Ludwig Ganzert, Ulli Pfan; Corr.: Aaron Brown)

 

 

Outstanding Historical Programming ‑ Long Form
Bill Moyers Journal: The Good Soldier (Prods./Dirs.: Lexy Lovell, Michael Uys; PBS)

HBO Documentary Films: The Witness: From the Balcony of Room 306 (Dir..: Adam Pertofsky; Exec. Prod./Prod.: Margaret Hyde; Prods.: R. Stephan Mohammed, Vicki Tripp; HBO)

 Secrets of the Dead: Mumbai Massacre  (Dir.: Victoria Midwinter Pitt; Prod.: Andrea
Quesnelle; Exec. Prod./Prod.: Andrew Ogilvie; Exec. Prods.: Phil Craig, Jared Lipworth; PBS)       

Thrilla in Manila  (Prod./Dir.: John Dower; Exec. Prods.: John Smithson, Elinor Day; HBO)

 

 

Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting--Long Form
ABC News Special: Over a Barrel: The Truth about Oil  (Exec. Prod.:  Tom Yellin; Prod.: Peter
Klein; Senior Prod.: Gabrielle Tenenbaum; Reporter: Charles Gibson; ABC)  

Inside the Mind of Google  (Corr.: Maria Bartiromo;  Senior Exec. Prod.: Mitch Weitzner;  Senior Prod.:  Wally Griffith; Prod.: Morgan Downs; CNBC)

The New Age of Walmart  (Prod.: Lori Gordon‑Logan; Corr.: David Faber; Exec. Prod.:  Mitch Weitzner; Segment Prod.: Christie Gripenburg; CNBC)

Your Life, Your Money (Prod./Dir.: Tom Simon; Exec. Prod.: John Grant; Segment Prods.:
Dawn Brown, David Pontillo; PBS)

 

 

Outstanding Arts & Culture Programming
Anvil! The Story of Anvil  (Exec. Prod./Dir.: Sacha Gervasi; Prod.: Rebecca Yeldham; Exec. Prods.: Brad Abramson, Rick Krim, Christopher Soos, Shelly Tatro; VH1)

HBO Documentary Films: Finishing Heaven (Dir..: Mark Mann; Prods.: David Shapiro, Laurie Shapiro, Ian Rosenberg; Exec. Prod..: Alan Oxman; HBO)

Independent Lens: No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo and Vilmos (Prod./Dir.: James Chressanthis; Prods.: Zachary Kranzler, Kian Soleimanpour, Tony Frere; Exec. Prods.: Jimmy Conroy II, Dr. David Kaminsky, Sally Jo Fifer; PBS)

Woodstock: Now & Then (Prod./Dir.: Barbara Kopple; Exec.: Prods.: Julian Hobbs,, Brad Abramson, Michael Lang, Stephen Mintz, Jeff Olde, Shelly Tatro; VH1)

 

 

Outstanding Science and Technology Programming
In the Womb: Extreme Animals  (Exec. Prods.: Simon Andreae, Andrea Florence, Jennifer Apostol; National Geographic Channel)

POV: The English Surgeon (Dir./Prod.: Geoffrey Smith; Co-Prod.: Rachel Wexler; Exec.
Prods.:  Simon Kilmurry, , Sally Jo Fifer, Nick Fraser, Greg Sanderson; PBS)

The Human Family Tree (Dir./Prod.: Chad Cohen; Exec. Prod.: Stephen Reverand; Senior Exec. Prod.: Char Serwa; National Geographic Channel )     

The Linguists  (Prods.:  Daniel Miller, Seth Kramer, Jeremy Newberger; PBS)

 

Outstanding Nature Programming

National Geographic Explorer: Climbing Redwood Giants  (Prods./Dirs.:  John Rubin, James Donald;
Exec. Prod.:  Jonathan Halperin; Senior Prod.: Robert Zakin; National Geographic Channel)

NOVA:  The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies (Dir.: Nick De Pencier; Exec. Prod.: Silva
Basmajian; Exec. Prod./Prods.: Emmanuel Laurent, Michael McMahon; Prods.: Elizabeth Arledge, Gerry Flahive, David Johnston, Kristina McLaughlin; Senior Series Prod.:  Melanie Wallace; Senior Exec. Prod.: Paula Apsell; PBS)

The Last Beekeeper (Dir.: Jeremy Simmons; Prods.: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato;
Planet Green)

Wild:  Swamp of the Baboons (Prods.: Adrian Bailey, Robyn Keene‑Young; Exec. Prods.: Kathryn Pasternak, Chris Valentini; National Geographic Channel)  

 

Best Documentary
HBO Documentary Films: In a Dream (Dir..: Jeremiah Zagar; Prod.: Jeremy Yaches; Exec. Prods..: Ross Kauffman, Geralyn Dreyfous, Pamela Boll; HBO)

HBO Documentary Films: Smile Pinki (Dir../Prod.: Megan Mylan; HBO)

Independent Lens: Crips and Bloods: Made in America (Prod./Dir.: Stacy Peralta; Exec. Prods.: Steve Luczo, Quincy "QD3"Jones III , Sally Jo Fifer; Prods.: Baron Davis, Dan Halsted, Shaun Murphy, Gus Roxburgh, Cash Warren; PBS

National Geographic Explorer: Inside Guantanamo (Prod./Dir.: Bonni Cohen; Dir.: Jon Else; Exec. Prods.: Kathleen Cromley, Jonathan Halperin, Kim Woodard; Senior Prod.: Robert Zakin; Series Prod.: Max Salomon; National Geographic Channel      

POV: The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court (Dir.: Pamela Yates; Prod.: Peter Kinoy; Exec. Prods.:  Paco De Onis Simon Kilmurry; PBS)

War Dance (Dirs.: Sean Fine, Andrea Nix Fine; Exec. Prod.: Susan MacLaury;            Prod.: Albie Hecht; Sundance Channel)

 

New Approaches to News & Documentary Programming: Documentaries
Alabama's Homeboys  (Prod.: Mary Cooney; Photojournalist: Liz Baylen; Multimedia Prod.: Sean Connelley; Videojournalist: Katy Newton; Latimes.com)

Driftless: Stories from Iowa (Exec. Prod.: Brian Storm; Prod.: Eric Maierson; Graphics Prod.: Tim Klimowicz; Videographer: Taylor Gentry; Dir./Photographer: Danny Wilcox Frazier; Mediastorm.org )

NOVASecret Life of Scientists  (Senior Editor: Susan Lewis; Exec. Prod.: Joshua Seftel; Senior Exec. Prod.: Paula Apsell; Exec. Editor: Lauren Aguirre; Prods.: Darby Maloney, Tom Miller; pbs.org/wgbh/nova)

One in 8 Million (Exec. Prods.: Juliet Gorman, Jodi Rudoren; Series Prods.: Sarah Kramer, Alexis Mainland; Photographer: Todd Heisler; Interactive Prod.: Tom Jackson; Photo Editor: Meghan Looram; NYTimes.com)

Soul of Athens: A Life Alone (Senior Prod.: Jenn Poggi; Prod.: Maisie Crow; Soulofathens.com

The Boston Globe: Ted Kennedy: A Life in Politics  (Prod.: Ann Silvio; Contributing Prods.: Bill Greene, Scott LaPierre; Boston.com)

 

 

Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Writing
 60 Minutes: The Cost of Dying (Writers: Steve Kroft , Andy Court; CBS)

 Countdown with Keith Olbermann: A Baseball Fan Named Marie  (Writer: Keith Olbermann; MSNBC)

Hallowed Grounds: America's Overseas Military Cemeteries (Writers: Glenn Marcus, Robert Uth; PBS)

National Geographic Explorer: Hard Time (Writers: Gregory Henry, Courtney Thompson;  National Geographic Channel)

National Geographic Explorer: Inside Guantanamo (Writers: Jonathan Halperin, John Haptas; National Geographic Channel)

NBC News Special: Inside the Obama White House (Writers: Doug Adams, Marisa Buchanan, Robert Buchanan, Matt Carluccio, Katherine Chan, Bradley Davis, Subrata De, Joe Delmonico, Andrew Franklin, Annette Freeman, David Gelles, Mark Lukasiewicz, Amna Nawaz, Benita Noel, Meaghan Rady, Rayner Ramirez, Mary Ann Rotondi, Tim Uehlinger, Brian Williams; NBC)

 

 

Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Research
FRONTLINE/World: Ghana: Digital Dumping Ground (Researchers: Shira Bick, Ian Bickis, Krysia Collyer, Allison Cross, Heba Elasaad, Dan Haves, Dorthe Keilholz, Peter Klein, Jodie Martinson, Blake
Sifton, Leslie Young; PBS)

HBO Documentary Films: The Final Inch (Researchers: Taylor Brodsky, Sophie Harris; HBO)

HBO Documentary Films: Trouble the Water (Researchers: Carl Deal, Tia Lessin; HBO)

HBO Documentary Films: Which Way Home (Researcher: Diana Goldberg; HBO)

Reel Impact: Split Estate (Researchers: Mitchell Marti, Matt Vest; Planet Green) 

Secrets of the Dead: Mumbai Massacre  (Researchers: Sandra Fonseca, Victoria Midwinter Pitt; PBS)       

 

 

Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Cinematography--Nature
National Geographic Explorer: Climbing Redwood Giants  (Cinematographers: George Dodge, Kathy Dodge, Mike Fay, Brad Haeger, Skip Hobbie, Andrew Shillabeer, Jim Spickler; National Geographic Channel)

Nature: Victoria Falls  (Cinematographers:  James Charlie Hamilton, Jamie McPherson;
Aerial DP: Simon Werry; PBS)

Wild:  American Beaver (Cinematographer: Jeff Hogan; National Geographic Channel)      

Wild Pacific: Survivors (Cinematographers: Rod Clarke, Wade Fairley, Richard Wollocombe; Discovery Channel)

Wild Russia: Kamchatka  (DP:  Christian Baumeister; Animal Planet)

Yellowstone Battle for Life  (Cinematographers: John Aitchison, Stephen De Vere, Jeff Hogan, Shane Moore, John Shier, Paul Stewart; Aerial DPs: Chris Chanda, Peter Davis, Gary Kauffman, Simon Werry; Animal Planet)      

 

 

Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Cinematography-- News Coverage/Documentaries
Discovery Atlas:  Egypt Revealed (Cinematographer: Chris Openshaw; Discovery Channel)

FRONTLINE: Obama's War (Cinematographers: Dennis Danfung, Timothy Grucza; PBS)

HBO Documentary Films: Which Way Home (Cinematographers: Rebecca Cammisa, Eric Goethals, Lorenzo Hagerman; HBO)

National Geographic's Most Incredible Photos:  Afghan Warrior (DPs:  Marcus Burnett, David Smith: National Geographic Channel)

War Dance (DP: Sean Fine; Sundance Channel)

 

Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Editing
HBO Documentary Films: Smile Pinki (Editor: Purcell Carson HBO)

HBO Documentary Films: Which Way Home (Editors: Madeleine Gavin, Pax Wassermann; HBO)

National Geographic's Most Incredible Photos:  Afghan Warrior (Editor: Jeremy
Siefer: National Geographic Channel)

The Botany of Desire (Editors: Don Bernier, Gail Huddleson; PBS)

The Lost JFK Tapes: The Assassination (Editor: Ron Frank; National Geographic Channel)                                                                                                                                                                                        

 

Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Graphic Design & Art Direction
Death Masks (3D Visual Effects Supervisor: Antonis Kotzias; CG Artists: Nick Deligaris, Spyros Helmi, Andrew Helmis, Nikos Kellis; History Channel)

In the Womb: Extreme Animals  (Graphic Artist: David Barlow; Computer Animator: Steven Gomez; Special Effects: Simon Tayler; National Geographic Channel)

National Geographic Explorer:  The Virus Hunters (Visual Effects: Andy Murdock;  National Geographic Channel) 

Stealing Lincoln's Body (Graphic Designer: Ray Downing; History Channel)

The Crumbling of America (Graphics: IE Effects; History Channel)                                                                
            

 

 

Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Music & Sound
America at a Crossroads : The Mosque in Morgantown 
(Composer: Kareem Roustom; PBS)

Full Battle Rattle  (Composer: Paul Brill; Sound Designer: Patrick Cicero; Sound Recordists: Tony Gerber, Jesse Moss; Sound Recordist and Sound Mixer: Robert
Smith; Re‑recording Mixer:  Tom Efinger; National Geographic Channel )

HBO Documentary Films: In a Dream (Composer: Kelli Scarr; Sound Editor: Eric Milano; Composer/Music Editor: Nick Zammuto; Sound Designer/Re‑recording Mixer:
Tom Paul Production Sound: Mike Guarino; HBO)

HBO Documentary Films: The Final Inch (Composers: Joe Janiga, Courtney Von Drehle; Music Mixer:  Drew Canulette; Sound Design and Mix:  Lance Limbocker; Field Sound: Spence Palermo; HBO)

 The Beatles on Record  (Sound Designer:  Bob Smeaton; Sound Design and Mix: Julian Caidan; History Channel)

WWII in HD: Point of No Return (Sound Design and Mix:  Joel Raabe; History Channel)

Yellowstone Battle for Life  (Composers: Austin Caughlin, Chris Kennedy, Wall Matthews; Music
Engineers: Rich Isaac, Nick Sjostrom; Audio Engineer:Archie Moore; Audio Producer: Tori Pavone; Animal Planet)

 

 

San Francisco Film Society FilmHouse Residencies

Hayley Downs and Julie Kahn--post-production, feature documentary:
Swamp Cabbage i
s a dark and sweaty documentary about Hayley Downs, a half-"Cracker" -- in Florida, a term of pride referring to the descendants of early pioneers known for their ability to survive in the treacherous wilderness -- stuck in Brooklyn, who discovers that the bizarre backwoods-meets-suburbia childhood she left behind is actually the key to her own survival. swampcabbagemovie.com

Lisa Fruchtman--postproduction, feature documentary

Sweet Dreams
follows the 62 members of Ingoma Nshya, Rwanda's first and only women's drumming troupe, who have come from both sides of the 1994 Rwandan genocide to find a haven in which they feel both safe and empowered. Now, with the help of two young American entrepreneurs, they are moving toward improving their economic future by opening Inzozi Niza (sweet
dreams) -- Rwanda's first-ever local ice cream shop -- embarking on a remarkable experiment in economic and emotional recovery.


Jim Granato--outreach/distribution, feature documentary
D tour i
s a feature-length documentary about indie rock drummer Pat Spurgeon, who struggles with kidney disease while fulfilling his dreams as a musician. As his band starts to take off, he takes his dialysis with him on the road and starts the difficult quest to find a potential living donor. A
rock-and-roll film about life, death and bodily functions, D tour addresses issues regarding the US
health care system, lack of affordable insurance and the importance of organ donation. dtourmovie.com

Scott Kirschenbaum--post-production, feature documentary
You're Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don't
is the invigorating first-person account of Lee Gorewitz's life inside the Traditions Alzheimer's & Other Dementia Care Unit at the Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living in Danville, California. A total immersion into the fragmented day-to-day experience of the disease, the film reveals Gorewitz's penetrating ruminations and charismatic vitality, challenging our preconceptions of illness and aging. threebagelsunday.com

Ross McDonnell and Carter Gunn--post-production, feature documentary
Good Robot i
s a documentary film that aims to capture a new era in the relationship of humans and machines. Good Robot will explore the social impact the field of modern robotics in medicine, in the military and in the commercial market around the world. As machines become integrated in our lives, the film asks the questions about the places they will take, the morality of their use and whether there is a line we can cross. www.rossmcdonnell.com

 

Festivals

 

FIDMarseille--Festival Internationale de Documentarire Marseille
Grand Prix of the International Competition: The Work of Machines (Dirs./Prods.: Gilles Lepore, Maciej Madracki et Michal Madracki; Poland/Switzerland)
Grand Prix of the French Competition: Julien (Dir.: Gaël Lépingle)
Georges de Beauregard International Prize: Waiting for Abu Zayd (Dir.: Mohammad Ali Atassi; Lebanon/Syria)
Special Mention: Los Materiales (Dir.: Los Hijos; Spain)
Georges de Beauregard National Prize: Sotchi 255 (Dir.: Jean-Claude Taki; France)
First Film Prize: Las Pistas-Lanhoyij-Nmitaxanaxac (Dir.: Sebastián Lingiardi; Argentina)
Special Mention: The Dubai in Me (Dir.: Christian Von Borries; Germany)
Public Libraries Prize: Waiting for Abu Zayd (Dir.: Mohammad Ali Atassi; Lebanon/Syria)
Special Mention: Les Hommes Debout (Dir.: Jérémy Gravayat; France)
GNCR Prize: Histoire Racontée par Jean Dougnac (Dir.: Noëlle Pujol; France)
Marseille Esperance Prize: El Eco de las Canciones (Dir.: Antonia Rossi; Chile)

Galway Film Fleadh
Best Feature Documentary: The Pipe (Dir.: Risteard Ó Domhnaill)
Runner-Up: Burma Soldier (Dirs./Prods.: Nic Dunlop, Annie Sundberg, Julie le Brocquy)

 

Karlovy Vary Festival
Best Documentary Film over 30 Minutes Long: Familia  (Dirs.: Mikael Wistroem, Alberto Herskovits)
Best Documentary Film under 30 Minutes Long: The River (Dirs.: Julija Gruodiene, Rimantas Gruodis; Lithuania)
Special Jury Mention: Tinar (Dir.: Mahdi Moniri; Iran)

 

Paris Cinema Festival
Audience Award: Cleveland vs. Wall Street (Dir.: Jean-Stéphane Bron)

 

Taipei Film Festival
Grand Prize: Let the Wind Carry Me (Dirs./Prods.: Chiang Hsiu-chiung, Kwan Pun-leung)
Best Documentary: Let the Wind Carry Me (Dirs./Prods.: Chiang Hsiu-chiung, Kwan Pun-leung)
Best Editing: Let the Wind Carry Me (Editor: Chiang Hsiu-chiung)