Winners of the BT Vision Sheffield Doc/Fest Awards were announced at the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield, UK on Friday. Kim Longinotto was presented with the Inspiration Award, celebrating an industry figure who has championed documentary, and her Pink Saris also nabbed the Special Jury Award, with special mention to Patricio Guzman’s Nostalgia for the Light. The BT Vision Sheffield Innovation Award was presented to Clio Barnard for The Arbor, a biography of Yorkshire playwright Andrea Dunbar, with special mention going to the ARTE web documentary Prison Valley, by Philippe Brault and David Dufresne.
The Sheffield Youth Jury Award, selected by a jury of 16-21 year-olds, went to Laura Fairrie’s The Battle for Barking, with special mention going to Gemma Atwal’s Marathon Boy. Meanwhile, The Sheffield Green Award was awarded to Floris-Jan van Luyn’s Rainmakers, with special mention going to Michael Madsen’s Into Eternity.
The Sheffield Student Doc Award was awarded to Will Woodward’s No Easy Time, and the BCS Digital Revolutions short film competition awarded This Chair Is Not Me by Andy Taylor-Smith in the amateur category, and The Scanner by Edward McGown in the professional category.
Look for a wrap-up of this year’s fest, coming Monday to realscreen.com.
- RS West ’18