Full Frame Documentary Film Festival announces 2013 awards
At the festival’s annual Awards Barbecue the 2013 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Award Winners were announced this weekend.
The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an annual international event dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of non-fiction cinema. The festival celebrating its 16th annual festival and is for the first time a qualifying event for consideration for nominations for both the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject and The Producers Guild of America Awards. The 2013 festival award winners are:
The Reva and David Logan Grand Jury Award
The Reva and David Logan Grand Jury Award was presented to American Promise directed by Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson. This personal film follows the directors’ son and his best friend from their first day of kindergarten through high school graduation, and how their lives diverge.
The Full Frame Jury Award for Best Short
The Full Frame Jury Award for Best Short was given to By Her Side directed by Niels van Koevorden, In this film, three fathers-to-be share their hopes, dreams, and anxieties as they anticipate the birth of their children.
The shorts Jury awarded an honorable mention to A Story for the Modlins directed by Sergio Oksman.
Full Frame Audience Awards - Feature
A Will for the Woods, directed by Amy Browne, Jeremy Kaplan, Tony Hale and Brian Wilson, received the Full Frame Audience Award Feature. This film explores the green burial movement by focusing on one man’s quest for a final resting place that will do no harm to the earth.
Full Frame Audience Awards - Short
The Record Breaker, directed by Brian McGinn, received the Full Frame Audience Award Short. Even though he holds more Guinness Book of World Records than anyone else on the planet, McGinn’s film shows that Ashrita Furman is not slowing down.
The Center For Documentary Studies Filmmaker Award
The Center For Documentary Studies Filmmaker Award was given to A River Changes Course, directed by Kalyanee Mam. The film is a beautiful and heartbreaking vérité look at three families subsisting in (what may be the end of) rural Cambodia. This award honors a documentary artist whose work is a potential catalyst for education and change.
The Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award
Cutie and the Boxer, directed by Zachary Heinzerling, was awarded The Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award. This prize honors a first-time documentary feature director. In this film, the tension between an artist and his supportive wife of forty years is further strained when a curator expresses interest in her work.
Full Frame Inspiration Award
God Loves Uganda, directed by Roger Ross Williams, received the Full Frame Inspiration Award. The film captures how American Christian evangelists export virulent anti-gay teachings to Sub-Saharan Africa with deadly consequences.
Full Frame President’s Award
The Full Frame President’s Award was presented to the Pablo’s Winter, directed by Chico Pereira. Former Almadén mercury miner Pablo spends his halcyon days cursing, kvetching, and chain-smoking to the chagrin of his wife and his doctor.
The Kathleen Bryan Edwards Award for Human Rights
After Tiller, directed by Martha Shane and Lana Wilson, received The Kathleen Bryan Edwards Award for Human Rights. After the murder of their friend and colleague Dr. George Tiller, only four physicians continue to perform late-term abortions, risking their lives for women’s right to choose.
The Kathleen Bryan Edwards Family awarded an honorable mention to The Undocumented directed by Marco Williams.
The Nicholas School Environmental Award
The Nicholas School Environmental Award was presented to A Will for the Woods. The award honors the film that best depicts the conflict between our drive to improve living standards through development and modernization, and the imperative to preserve both the natural environment that sustains us and the heritages that define us.
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