2010 Hot Docs Awards Announced!
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival capped off a week of industry programming and film screenings with its 2010 Awards Presentation. Ten awards and over $72,000 in cash prizes were presented to local and international filmmakers, including awards for Festival films in competition and those recognizing emerging and established filmmakers. The Hot Docs Awards Presentation was hosted by Jian Ghomeshi, host of Q on CBC Radio One.
Best International Feature Award
A FILM UNFINISHED (D: Yael Hersonski; P: Noemi Schory, Itay Ken Tor; Israel)
The award includes a $10,000 prize courtesy of Hot Docs.
The Special Jury Prize - International Feature
THE OATH (D: Laura Poitras; P: Laura Poitras, Nasser Arrabyee, Aliza Kaplan, Jonathan Oppenheim; USA, Yemen)
Sponsored by the Ontario Media Development Corporation, the award includes a $5,000 prize courtesy of Hot Docs.
Best Canadian Feature Award
IN THE NAME OF THE FAMILY (D: Shelley Saywell, P: Shelley Saywell, Deborah Parks, Habiba Nosheen; Canada)
Sponsored by the Documentary Organization of Canada, the award includes a $15,000 prize courtesy of the Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation.
Special Jury Prize - Canadian Feature
LEAVE THEM LAUGHING (D: John Zaritsky, P: Montana Berg, Canada/USA)
Sponsored by the Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation, the award features a $10,000 prize courtesy of the Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation.
Best Mid-Length Documentary Award
I SHOT MY LOVE (D: Tomer Heymann; P: Barak Heymann, Tomer Heymann, Carl Ludwig Rettinger; Israel, Germany)
Sponsored by Canada Council for the Arts, the award includes a $3,000 prize courtesy of Hot Docs.
Best Short Documentary Award
TUSSILAGO (D: Jonas Odell; Sweden)
Sponsored by Playback, the award includes a $3,000 prize courtesy of Hot Docs.
HBO Documentary Films Emerging Artist Award
Jeff Malmberg for MARWENCOL
The Emerging Artist Award is sponsored by HBO Documentary Films.
2010 Hot Docs Outstanding Achievement Award
Presented to Kim Longinotto by Hot Docs Board of Directors
documentary’s Don Haig Award
Presented to Toronto’s Philip Lyall and Vancouver’s Nimisha Mukerji (65_REDROSES - Official Selection 2009)
Awarded by the Don Haig Foundation, the prize includes a $20,000 cash prize generously sponsored by documentary.
The Lindalee Tracey Award
Ayanie Mohamed (Toronto)
Includes a $6,000 cash prize and $3,000 in film stock donated by Kodak Canada.
The Hot Docs Audience Award and audience top ten favourite films of the 2010 Festival, determined by audience ballot, will be announced on Monday, May 10.
Posted: Sat, May 08, 2010 - 8:19