Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Hot Docs 2009 Winners
You've had your say, here are the top ten audience choice winners:
1. The Cove
3. Inside Hana's Suitcase
4. Best Worst Movie
5. A Hard Name
6. Over the Hills and Far Away / The Horse Boy
7. Winnebago Man
8. Burma VJ
9. Rough Aunties
10. Prom Night in Mississippi
The Best International Feature Award goes to The One Man Village (Dir: Simon El Habre)
The Special Jury Prize - International Feature goes to Cooking History (Dir: Peter Kerekes;
The Best Canadian Feature Award goes to Invisible City (Dir: Hubert Davis)
The Special Jury Prize – Canadian Feature goes to Waterlife (Dir: Kevin McMahon)
The Best Mid-Length Documentary Award goes to Rabbit à la Berlin (Dir: Bartek Konopka)
The Best Short Documentary Award goest to The Delian Mode (Dir: Kara Blake)
The HBO Emerging Artist Award goes to Chung-ryoul Lee, director of Old Partner
Outstanding Achievement Award goes to Alanis Obomsawin (Professor Norman Cornett - "Since When Do We Divorce the Right Answer from an Honest Answer?)
documentary’s Don Haig Award goes to Brett Gaylor (RiP!: A REMIX MANIFESTO)
Runner up: Tracey Deer (Club Native)
The Lindalee Tracey Award has been award to two filmmakers: Laura Bari and Will Inrig
Congratulations to all!
The Hot Docs Festival Jury, which decided on films in competition, were:
Nahid Persson Sarvestani, filmmaker; Sky Sitney, director of programming, SILVERDOCS; Geoff Pevere, columnist, The Toronto Star.
John Greyson, filmmaker; Cara Mertes, director of the Documentary Film Program, Sundance Institute; Esther van Messel, CEO, First Hand Films.
Short and Mid-Length Films:
Sara Diamond, president, Ontario College of Art and Design; Marie-Anne Raulet, director, Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal; Jean Marie Téno, filmmaker.
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