Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman’s E-Team (pictured) and Michael Barnett’s Becoming Bulletproof took home the best documentary and grand jury documentary prizes respectively, at the New Hampshire Film Festival.
The 14th installment of the event, which ran from October 16-19, screened more than 100 films and held its closing ceremony on Sunday (October 19), where the festival’s Granny awards – hand-carved from granite - were distributed.
Picking up the short documentary prize was Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution, which centers on the Syrian Revolution, told through the experiences of a Syrian rebel fighter and journalist, while Chevigny and Kauffman’s E-Team - which also focuses on Syria as well as Libyan front lines – received best documentary honors. Not Anymore was directed by Matthew VanDyke, who is also the subject of this year’s Tribeca-winning doc Point and Shoot.
Meanwhile, the Audience Choice Documentary award went to Martin Shore’s Take Me to the River, on the musical influence of Memphis during periods of segregation and discrimination; and the Grand Jury Award for documentary went to Michael Barnett’s Becoming Bulletproof, about a group of Americans with disabilities who take part in a costume drama.
The festival’s documentary grand jury consisted of Justin DiPietro, manager of theatrical sales at IFC Films; Josh Green, partner at Game 7 Films; and Liz Owens, senior publicist at Allied Integrated Marketing.