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Full Frame announces 2014 award winners


The 2014 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival award winners were announced during this weekend’s awards barbecue.

Return to Homs by Talal Derki

Among the winners at the 2014 edition of the Full Frame festival are:

  • The Reva and David Logan Grand Jury Award

  • Evolution of a Criminal, directed by Darius Clark Monroe.
  • Ten years after robbing a bank as teenager, filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe returns home and turns the camera on himself — to tell the story of what happened and look at the fallout from his actions. 
  • The Full Frame Jury Award for Best Short

  • White Earth, directed by J. Christian Jensen.
  • Against the backdrop of an ethereal North Dakota winter, three children and their immigrant mother describe scenes of isolation and exertion — the impact of the oil boom to their everyday lives. 
  • Full Frame Audience Award – Feature

  • The Hand That Feeds, directed by Rachel Lears and Robin Blotnick.
  • The film, a moving story of a bitter labor dispute, follows a group of New York City restaurant workers who stand up for their rights, despite the threat of job loss and deportation.
  • Full Frame Audience Award – Short

  • The Silly Bastard Next to the Bed, directed by Scott Calonico.
  • The film is a humorous retelling of how JFK handled a scandal over some pricey bedroom furniture during the last summer of his presidency.
  • The Center for Documentary Studies Filmmaker Award

  • Evolution of a Criminal, directed by Darius Clark Monroe.
  • The Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award

  • Return to Homs, directed by Talal Derki.
  • Full Frame Inspiration Award

  • The Overnighters, directed by Jesse Moss.
  • Full Frame President’s Award

  • Santa Cruz del Islote, directed by Luke Lorentzen.
  • The Kathleen Bryan Edwards Award for Human Rights

  • Private Violence, directed by Cynthia Hill.
  • The Nicholas School Environmental Award

  • The Great Invisible, directed by Margaret Brown.

One of USA’s premier documentary film festivals, Full Frame is celebrating its 17th annual festival. Full Frame is a qualifying event for consideration for nominations for both the Academy Award® for Best Documentary Short Subject and The Producers Guild of America Awards.

In our EDN festival database you can read more about Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

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