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‘Marina Abramovic’ Tops Sheffield Doc/Fest Winners; New Award Announced for 2013

'Marina Abramovic' Tops Sheffield Doc/Fest Winners; New Award Announced for 2013

England’s Sheffield Doc/Fest, which concluded yesterday, announced the winners of its seven award categories and the addition of a new award for its 2013 season.

The Tim Hetherington Award, presented by Dogwoof, will join the Inspiration Award, Special Jury Award, Sheffield Innovation Award, Sheffield Green Award, Sheffield Youth Jury Award, Student Doc Award, and the EDA Best Female-Directed award (presented by Alliance of Women Film Journalists, Inc.). 

The slain photojournalist’s mother, Judith Hetherington, will be among one of the judges for this award, which will include a cash prize. Hetherington is best known for 2010’s documentary “Restrepo.”

The winner of the Sheffield Doc/Fest Audience Award will be announced later today.

The full list of 2012 Sheffield Doc/Fest winners

Inspiration Award:
Penny Woolcock

Special Jury Award:  
“Marina Abromović: The Artist is Present” (Matthew Akers/ USA, 2012, 105 mins)
Special Mention to “Call me Kuchu” (Dir. Malika Zouhali-Worrall, Katherine Fairfax-Wright/ USA, 2012, 87 mins) and “The Reluctant Revolutionary” (Dir. Sean McAllister/ UK, 2012, 69 mins).

Sheffied Youth Jury Award: 
“Photographic Memory” (Dir. Ross McElwee/ USA, France, 2011, 84 mins)
Special Mention to “Indie Game: The Movie” (Dir. Lisanne Pajot, James Swirsky/ Canada, 2012, 103 mins)

Sheffield Innovation Award: 
“Bear 71” (Dir. Leanne Allison, Jeremy Mendes/ Canada, 2011, 20 mins)
Special Mention to “Question Bridge: Black Males” (USA, 2012, 180 mins)

Sheffield Green Award:
“Law of The Jungle” (Dir. Michael Christoffersen, Hans la Cour/ Denmark, 2012, 85 mins)
Special Mention to “The Island President” (Dir. Jon Shenk/ USA, 2011, 101 mins) 

Student Doc Award:
“The Betrayal” (Dir. Karen Winther/ UK, Norway, 2011, 64 mins)

The EDA award for Best Female-Director (Alliance of Women Film Journalists, Inc.):
“Up the Stairs” (Dir. Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami/ Iran, 2011, 52 mins).

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