The Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015 award winners were announced this morning by British comedian, Jeremy Hardy. See the full list below:
The Inspiration Award: was awarded to former festival director, Heather Croall.
The Tim Hetherington Award: Matthew Heineman (“Cartel Land”)
The Sheffield Doc/Fest’s Grand Jury prize: “A Syrian Love Story” (dir. Sean McAllister)
The jury for this year’s Grand Jury Prize included: Kaleem Aftab;(Journalist / UK), John
Akomfrah (Smoking Dog Films / UK), Ruby Chen (CNEX / China), Sigrid
Dyekjaer (Producer / Denmark) and Alexandra
Hannibal (Tribeca Film Institute /
Speaking of “A Syrian Love Story,” Chen, said “the Jury were enamored by this Bergmanesque portrait of a relationship and love, taking place against an ever-changing and tumultuous backdrop. Delivering unusual gender portraits it explores vulnerabilities, looking at the concept of belonging, providing a unique and intimate portrait of disillusionment.”
The Environmental Prize: “How to Change the World” (dir. Jerry Rothwell)
The Sheffield Youth Jury Award: “3½ Minutes, 10 Bullets” (dir. Marc Silver)
The Student Doc Award sponsored
by London Film Academy: Archipelago” (dir. Benjamin Huguet)
The Short Doc Award: “Starting Point” (dir. Michal Szczesniak)
The Interactive Award: “Clouds Over Sidra” (dir. Gabo Anora and Chris Milk)
The In The Dark Audio Award: “The Woman on Ice,” produced by Rikke Houd, Third Ear of Denmark.
The Sheffield Doc/Fest Audience Award will be announced on Monday June 15, 2015. This award gives Sheffield’s public audience and delegates the chance to celebrate their favorite film shown in the festival.