2005 Hot Docs Awards Archive
2005 AWARD RECIPIENTS
Best International Documentary
D: Marshall Curry
Honourable Mention: THE DEVIL’S MINER (D: Kief Davidson, Richard Ladkani)
Special Jury Prize: THE SWENKAS (D: Jeppe Rønde)
Sponsored by A&E and Playback.
Best Documentary in Spotlight on Israel Program
SENTENCED TO MARRIAGE
D: Anat Zuria
Honourable Mention: WALL (D: Simone Bitton)
Sponsored by the New Israeli Foundation for Cinema and Television, comes with a $5000 cash prize.
Best Canadian Documentary - Feature Length
HOGTOWN: THE POLITICS OF POLICING
D: Min Sook Lee
Sponsored by The Documentary Channel the Documentary Organization of Canada and comes with a $5,000 cash prize courtesy of The Documentary Channel.
Best Direction - Feature Length Canadian Documentary
D: André-Line Beauparlant
Sponsored by CBC Television, CBC Newsworld and the NFB.
Best Short to Mid-Length Canadian Documentary
BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND THE ROOSTER’S CROW
D: Nadja Drost
Honourable Mention: OPERATION HOMECOMING (D: Luc Côté)
Sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts and the OMDC.
Best Direction - Short to Mid-Length Canadian Documentary
THE ALMA DRAWINGS
D: Jeremy Munce
Honourable Mention: 9 MONTHS, 6 BLOCKS (D: Chris Romeike)
Sponsored by DGC Ontario.
FIPRESCI Award for Best First Documentary
THE DEVIL’S MINER
D: Kief Davidson, Richard Ladkani
2005 Hot Docs Outstanding Achievement Award
Presented to Errol Morris by Hot Docs Board of Directors
OMNI Prize for Best Third Language/Ethno-Cultural Rendezvous Pitch
FAMOUS PLAYERS, pitched by Dominka Dittwald
Includes $10,000 in development money via the OMNI Diversity Television Independent Producers Fund.
CBC Camera Prize
TWIN TREK, pitched by June Chua
Includes a $10,000 camera rental package for the best Rendezvous pitch received by the CBC.
Kodak Entertainment Imaging Prize for Best Rendezvous Pitch
Includes a prize of $5,000 worth of film stock.
Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Prize
D: Eylem Kaftan
Awarded to the best Canadian documentary on international development, the prize comes with a $5000 cash prize.
Hot Docs Audience Award
D: Marshall Curry
Sponsored by History Television.
Hot Docs Audience Top Ten Favourites
- STREET FIGHT (D: Marshall Curry)
- WATERMARKS (D: Yaron Zilberman)
- BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND THE ROOSTER’S CROW (D: Nadja Drost)
- MURDERBALL (D: Dana Adam Shapiro, Henry Alex Rubin)
- THE DEVIL’S MINER (D: Kief Davidson, Richard Ladkani)
- VENDETTA SONG (D: Eylem Kaftan)
- STROKE (D: Katarina Peters)
- ABEL RAISES CAIN (D: Jenny Abel, Jeff Hockett)
- WETBACK - THE UNDOCUMENTED DOCUMENTARY (D: Arturo Perez Torres)
- NO MORE TEARS SISTER: ANATOMY OF HOPE AND BETRAYAL (D: Helene Klodawksy)
HOT DOCS FESTIVAL JURY
Best Canadian Documentary (Feature)
- Catherine Annau
- Kay Armatage
- Thomas Balmès
Best Canadian Documentary (Short to Mid-Length)
- David Bezmozgis
- Amit Breuer
- Damon D’Oliveira
- Hubert Davis
Best International Jury
- David Fisher
- Judy Holm
- Avi Lewis
FIPRESCI Best First Documentary
- Jean-Max Méjean
- Gerald Peary
- Norman Wilner
Best Documentary in the Spotlight on Israel Program
- Hugo Latulippe
- Heather Mallick
- Scott Macaulay