Tuesday, June 28, 2011

SIlverdocs... award winners!

Yesterday I mentioned my favorites from Silverdocs, but of course, my word is not the official word, and frankly, it doesn't really count. Yesterday though, the festival announced its winners and DocFilmOnline would be remiss not to share those with you, so without further adieu:

Sterling Award for Best US Feature - Our School, directed by Mona Nicoara and Miruna Coco-Cozma.

- Special Jury Mention - The Bully Project, directed by Lee Hirsch.

- Special Jury Mention - When The Drum Is Beating ,directed by Whitney Dow.

Sterling Award for Best World Feature - Family Instinct, directed by Andris Gauja.

- Special Jury Mention - Position Among The Stars, directed by Leonard Retel Helmrich.

Sterling Award for Best Short Film - Guanape Sur, directed by János Richter

- Special Jury Mention - Still Here, directed by Alex Camilleri.

Cinematic Vision Award - Life In A Day, directed by Kevin MacDonald.

WGA Documentary Screenplay Award - The Loving Story, written by Nancy Buirski and Susie Ruth Powell.

Audience Award for Best Feature - Donor Unknown, directed by Jerry Rothwell.

Audience Award for Best Short Film - Mr. Happy Man, directed by Matt Morris.

The festival juries consisted of:

  • Sterling US Feature Jury: Claire Aguilar, Programming VP, Independent Television Service; Chico Colvard, Filmmaker (Family Affair); Shannon Kelley, Head of Public Programs for the UCLA Film and Television Archive.
  • Sterling World Feature Jury: Sean Farnel, former Programming Director, Hot Docs; Eugene Hernandez, Director of Digital Strategy, Film Society of Lincoln Center; Karina Longworth, Editor, LA Weekly.
  • Sterling Short Film Jury: Sadie Tillery, Programming Director, Full Frame; Eva Weber, Filmmaker (Steel Homes); José Rodriquez, Program Associate, Tribeca Film Institute.

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