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In 2011, Doc/Fest continued to honour the best of the programme. In its third year, the Green Doc Award, Special Jury award and Innovation Award highlight films of exceptional quality. Our Inspiration Award will honour Britain's own Nick Broomfield - a figure in the industry who has championed great documentary and helped get great work into the public eye.

Judged by a collection of industry professionals, the winners of the Awards were announced at the Sheffield Doc/Fest Awards Ceremony on Sunday 12th June 2011.

The Sheffield Doc/Fest Awards

The Special Jury Award

The Special Jury Award

Our third Special Jury Award honours a film selected from highlights of the Doc/Fest programme that displays excellence in style, substance and approach. A jury of documentary specialists from the UK and around the world will view selected highlights of the programme, awarding the prize to the best of the bunch.


The nominated films in the 2011 Special Jury Award are:


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At Night I Fly


Bombay Beach


Calvet


Gun Fight


Hell and Back Again


Position Among the Stars


The Interrupters


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Jurors


Danny Leigh - Writer/Critic / UK
David Courier - Senior Programmer / Sundance Film Festival / USA
Louisa Dent –Managing Director / Artificial Eye Film Co / UK
Satwant Gill - Head of Events / London Indian Film Festival / UK
Yance Ford - Series Producer AMDOC POV / USA

The Special Jury Award winner of 2011 is:

The Interrupters

With an honourary mention to:


Bombay Beach

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The Sheffield Innovation Award

The Sheffield Innovation Award

An International jury of film and interactive media industry experts award the prize to the project that exhibits originality in approach to form, storytelling and delivery. One of a few such awards in the documentary world, this is the home of the cutting edge of documentary.

The nominated films in the 2011 Sheffield Innovation Jury Award are:


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Condition ONE


Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles


Senna


The Nine Muses


Welcome to Pine Point


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Jurors


Kate Quilton / Channel 4 / UK
Sandi DuBowski / Producer / USA
Shari Frilot / Senior Programmer / Sundance Film Festival / USA

The Sheffield Innovation Award winner of 2011 is:

Welcome to Pine Point

With an honourary mention to:


The Nine Muses

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The Sheffield Green Award

The Sheffield Green Award

Honours one documentary from the Doc/Fest programme that best addresses major environmental challenges such as global warming.

The nominated films in the 2011 Sheffield Green Award are:


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If A Tree Falls: A story of the Earth Liberation Front


Just Do It


Last Days of the Arctic


Up In Smoke


Wiebo's War


You've Been Trumped


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Jurors


Gareth Roberts - Founder Member & Director, Regather Co-Operative / UK
Olaf Grunert - ARTE G.E.I.E / France
Sue Vincent - Communication consultant/ renewables / UK
Seb Kennedy - Renews / UK

The Sheffield Green Award winner of 2011 is:


You've Been Trumped

With an honourary mention to:

Up in Smoke

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The Sheffield Youth Jury Award

The Sheffield Youth Jury Award

Sheffield Youth Jury Award is given to the film that is most engaging for young audiences and is chosen by a jury of young people ages 16-21.

The nominated films in the 2011 Sheffield Youth Jury Award are:


Albino United
Cave of Forgotton Dreams
Mama Africa
Planet Kirsan
We Are Poets

Jurors


Alex Keegan
Gina Willis
Jack Ranson
Lucy Pereria
Stefan Panic

The Sheffield Youth Jury Award winner of 2011 is:

We Are Poets

The Sheffield Student Doc Award

The Sheffield Student Doc Award

Now in its 4th year, films made as part of tertiary course work from UK and International universities were eligible and judged by a panel of industry experts.

The nominated films in the 2011 Student Doc Award are:

Annello
Born in USSR
Eighty Eight
Get Rhythm
Abuelas
Humanoids
Messenger of the Great River
Over to you, Trygve
The Art of Rememberance

Jurors


Al Brown - Head of Post Production Vice Magazine / UK
Funsho Parrott - Architect / UK
Ravi Amaratunga - Channel 4 / UK
Shanida Scotland - BBC Storyville/ UK
Will Woodward - Filmmaker / UK

The Sheffield Student Doc Award winner of 2011 is:


Eighty Eight

The Sheffield Doc/Fest Audience Award

The Sheffield Doc/Fest Audience Award

The Sheffield Doc/Fest Audience Award gives Sheffield’s public audience and delegates the chance to honour their favourite films. Now in its fourth year the award has become synonymous with surprise and diversity with Past winners including the Indian documentary classic, Father, Son and the Holy War, by Anand Patwardhan, Scenes from a Teenage Killing by Britain’s own Morgan Matthews and Junior by Jenna Rosher.

Vote for your favourite film this year by completing a simple ballot form, distributed at each screening. The results will be announced on Monday 13 June.


The Sheffield Doc/Fest Audience Award winner of 2011 is:


Give Up Tomorrow