Vitaly Manskiy’s Truba (Pipeline), a film about the impact the Trans-Siberian pipeline has had on those who live along its route, has taken the prize for best documentary feature at the 48th Karlovy Vary Film Festival in the Czech Republic.
The film, a Russia-Czech Republic-Germany copro, was named the best documentary film over 30 minutes long, and was awarded a prize of US$5,000.
Meanwhile, Beach Boy, from Danish filmmaker Emil Langballe, took the $5,000 prize for best documentary under 30 minutes long. Beach Boy follows the course of a relationship between a young Kenyan male who works as a “companion” for older British women who vacation at local resorts, and a 50-year-old British woman.
Hot Docs opener The Manor, Shawney Cohen’s documentary about a family running a Guelph strip club earned special mention in the documentary category.
The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival ran from June 28 to July 6.
(With files from Etan Vlessing)