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Sheffield Doc/Fest unveils 2021 award winners

Nũhũ Yãg Mũ Yõg Hãm: This Land Is Our Land!, If God Were a Woman and Ali and His Miracle Sheep were among the nine winning films at this year’s ...
June 14, 2021

Nũhũ Yãg Mũ Yõg Hãm: This Land Is Our Land!, If God Were a Woman and Ali and His Miracle Sheep were among the nine winning films at this year’s virtual Sheffield Doc/Fest.

Directed by Isael Maxakali, Sueli Maxakali, Carolina Canguçu and Roberto Romero, Nũhũ Yãg Mũ Yõg Hãm: This Land Is Our Land! (pictured) was named the best film in the internal competition, which included 11 features overall.

Silas Tiny’s Equatorial Constellations received the special jury award in the section. Special mentions included Summer (dir: Vadim Kostrov) and Double Layered Town / Making a Song to Replace Our Positions (dir: Komori Haruka, Seo Natsumi).

In the UK competition, a selection of 14 independent films, Mayhem Ridha’s Ali and His Miracle Sheep was named best film, while Ben Reed’s Portrait of Kaye took home the special jury award.

Rob Curry and Tim Plester’s The Battle of Denham Ford earned special mention.

Recognizing a film and filmmaker which best reflects journalist Tim Hetherington’s legacy, The Tim Hetherington Award went to The Silence of the Mole by director Anais Taracena. Nũhũ Yãg Mũ Yõg Hãm: This Land Is Our Land! Received special mention.

Rosine Mbakam’s If God Were a Woman secured the youth jury award while Thomas Bauer’s Fixed barricade at Hamdalaye crossing won best first feature.

Nira Burstein’s Charm Circle, winner of the audience award, also received special recognition in the first feature category.

Finally, the award for best short went to Julie Nguyen Van Qui’s Barataria, with a special mention for Pablo Martin Weber’s Homage to the Work of Philip Henry Gosse.

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