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Camden International Film Festival Announces 2015 Winners, Including Oscar Hopeful ‘Best of Enemies’

Camden International Film Festival Announces 2015 Winners, Including Oscar Hopeful 'Best of Enemies'

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The 2015 Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) came to an end Sunday evening with the U.S. premiere of the documentary “This Changes Everything.” Shortly before the screening, CIFF hosted their annual Awards Ceremony, presenting four awards for documentary features and one for a documentary short, in addition to its Points North Pitch Award and three grants awarded through a partnership with the Conservation Media Group.

CIFF partnered this year with the Conservation Media Group on the CMG Action Grant Pitch, open to projects from filmmakers and organizations alike that used video to create measurable action in ocean conservation or sustainable energy. The winners included Shalina Kantayya’s “Suncatcher” ($10,000 grant), Razan Ghalayini’s “Pick It Up!” ($6,000 grant) and Tierney Thys’ “A Tale of Plastic” ($10,000 grant). 

The festival and longtime partner Documentary Educational Resources launched a new award at the 2015 festival: The John Marshall Award for Contemporary Ethnographic Media. The award went to Anna Roussillon’s “I Am the People.” Paulina Skibinska’s “Object” won the Camden Cartel Award for Best Short, with Special Jury mention going to Eleanor Mortimer’s “Territory.”

Other winners include:

Harrell Award for Best Documentary Feature: “Frame By Frame,” Alexandria Bombach and Mo Scarpelli
Special Jury Mention: “Toto and His Sisters,” Alexandre Nanau

Emerging Cinematic Vision Award: “I Am the People,” Anna Roussillon
Special Jury Mention: “Those Who Feel the Fire Burning,” Morgan Knibbe

Camden International Film Festival Audience Award: “Best of Enemies,” Morgan Neville & Robert Gordon
Special Jury Mention: “Toto and His Sisters,” Alexandre Nanau

Points North Pitch Award and Modulus Finishing Fund: “Greywater,” directed and produced by Jeff Unay

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