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2006 Hot Docs Awards Archive

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2006 AWARD RECIPIENTS

Best International Feature Award
37 USES FOR A DEAD SHEEP
D: Ben Hopkins
Sponsored by CBC Television and comes with a $5000 cash prize, courtesy of Hot Docs.

Special Jury Prize - International Feature
MY GRANDMOTHER’S HOUSE
D: Adan Aliaga
Sponsored by A&E Television and the Ontario Media Development Corporation.

Best Canadian Feature Award
MARTYR STREET
D: Shelley Saywell
Sponsored by The Documentary Channel the Documentary Organization of Canada and comes with a $5,000 cash prize courtesy of The Documentary Channel.

Special Jury Prize - Canadian Feature
MYSTIC BALL
D: Greg Hamilton
Sponsored by the Directors Guild of Canada and the NFB and comes with a $5,000 FAP prize courtesy of the NFB.

Best Short to Mid-Length Documentary Award
BADAL
D: Ibtisam Ma’arana
Sponsored by Canada Council for the Arts and Playback.

2006 Hot Docs Outstanding Achievement Award
Presented to Werner Herzog by Hot Docs Board of Directors

Don Haig Award
Presented to Montreal’s Guylaine Dionne; Special Jury Prize presented to Winnipeg’s Sean Garrity
Awarded by the Don Haig Foundation, the prize includes a $10,000 cash prize. The Special Jury Prize includes $5000 courtesy of Films Transit.

OMNI Prize for Best Third Language/Ethno-Cultural Rendezvous Pitch
WHERE SHALL I GO?, pitched by Dominique Darmon
Includes $10,000 in development money via the OMNI Diversity Television Independent Producers Fund.

The Lens on CBC Newsworld Camera Prize
IT’S A DIFFERENT WORLD, pitched by Ramona Persaud
Includes a $10,000 camera rental package for the best Rendezvous pitch received by the CBC.

Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Prize
NO PAST TO SPEAK OF: A STORY OF INFANT RAPE IN SOUTH AFRICA
D: Jeremy Gans
Awarded to the best Canadian documentary on international development, the prize comes with a $5000 cash prize.

Hot Docs Audience Award
Lion in the House
D: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
Sponsored by History Television.

Hot Docs Audience Top Ten Favourites

  1. Lion in the House (D: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert)
  2. Mystic Ball (D: Greg Hamilton)
  3. Wordplay (D: Patrick Creadon)
  4. Encounter Point (D: Ronit Avni, Julia Bacha)
  5. Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos (D: Paul Crowder, John Dower)
  6. An Unreasonable Man (D: Henriette Mantel, Steve Skrovan)
  7. The World According to Sesame Street (D: Linda Goldstein Knowlton, Linda Hawkins Costigan)
  8. Uganda Rising (D: Jesse James Miller, Pete McCormack)
  9. So Much So Fast (D: Steven Ascher, Jeanne Jordan)
  10. ABDUCTION The Megumi Yokota Story (D: Chris Sheridan, Patty Kim)

HOT DOCS FESTIVAL JURY

Canadian Features

  • Marshall Curry, Filmmaker, USA
  • Fleur Knopperts, IDFA, Netherlands
  • Jesse Wente, Journalist, CBC, Canada

International Features

  • Manfred Becker, Filmmaker, Canada
  • Peter Bowen, Journalist, Filmmaker Magazine, USA
  • Johnanne LaRue, SODEC, Canada

Short and Mid-Length Films

  • Jos De Putter, Filmmaker
  • Carole Laganiere, Filmmaker, Canada
  • Ruba Nada, Filmmaker, Canada
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