Hot Docs 2016 Award Winners
By Pat Mullen
Hot Docs announced the recipients of the jury prizes last night. Twelve awards dished out over $67 000 in prizes. The final prize of the Audience Award will be announced following the festival.
The winners are as follows:
Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award: – KONELĪNE: our land beautiful – directed by Nettie Wild and produced by Betsy Carson
Special Jury Prize – Canadian Feature Documentary: – The Prison in Twelve Landscapes – directed and produced by Brett Story
The jury also acknowledges Ali Kazimi’s Random Acts of Legacy with an honourable mention.
The Emerging Canadian Filmmaker Award: – Living with Giants – Sébastien Rist and Aude Leroux-Lévesque
Best International Feature Documentary Award: – Brothers – directed by Aslaug Holm and produced by Tore Buvarp; Norway
Special Jury Prize – International Feature Documentary – God Knows Where I Am – directed by Todd Wider, Jedd Wider; and produced by Brian Ariotti, Todd Wider, Jedd Wider; USA
Emerging International Filmmaker Award: – The Islands and the Whales – Mike Day (Norway/UK)
Best Mid-Length Documentary: – Dugma: The Button – directed by Paul S. Refsda and produced by Ingvil Giske; Norway
The jury also acknowledges Aaron Schock’s La Laguna (USA/Mexico) with an honourable mention.
Best Short Documentary Award: – The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere – directed by Mickey Duzyj and produced by Mona Panchal; USA
The jury also acknowledged Kristy Guevara-Flanagan’s What Happened to Her (USA) with an honourable mention.
Please visit the POV Hot Docs hub for more coverage on this year’s festival.
Hot Docs runs April 28 – May 8. Visit www.hotdocs.ca for more information.