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2005 Awards

Best International Documentary
STREET FIGHT (D: Marshall Curry)

Honourable Mention
THE DEVIL’S MINER (D: Kief Davidson, Richard Ladkani)

Best International Documentary - 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)
Sponsored by the New Israeli Foundation for Cinema and Television, comes with a $5000 cash prize.

Honourable Mention
WALL (D: Simone Bitton)

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 LITTLE JESUS (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)
Sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts and the OMDC.

Honourable Mention
OPERATION HOMECOMING (D: Luc Côté)

Best Direction - Short to Mid-Length Canadian Documentary
THE ALMA DRAWINGS (D: Jeremy Munce)
Sponsored by DGC Ontario.

Honourable Mention
9 MONTHS, 6 BLOCKS (D: Chris Romeike)

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
Marco Williams
Includes a prize of $5,000 worth of film stock.

Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Prize
VENDETTA SONG (D: Eylem Kaftan)
Awarded to the best Canadian documentary on international development, the prize comes with a $5000 cash prize.

Hot Docs Audience Award
STREET FIGHT (D: Marshall Curry)
Sponsored by History Television.

Hot Docs Audience Top Ten Favourites

  1. STREET FIGHT (D: Marshall Curry)
  2. WATERMARKS (D: Yaron Zilberman)
  3. BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND THE ROOSTER’S CROW (D: Nadja Drost)
  4. MURDERBALL (D: Dana Adam Shapiro, Henry Alex Rubin)
  5. THE DEVIL’S MINER (D: Kief Davidson, Richard Ladkani)
  6. VENDETTA SONG (D: Eylem Kaftan)
  7. STROKE (D: Katarina Peters)
  8. ABEL RAISES CAIN (D: Jenny Abel, Jeff Hockett)
  9. WETBACK - THE UNDOCUMENTED DOCUMENTARY (D: Arturo Perez Torres)
  10. NO MORE TEARS SISTER: ANATOMY OF HOPE AND BETRAYAL (D: Helene Klodawksy)

HOT DOCS FESTIVAL JURIES

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


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Signature Partner

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