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May 7, 2011
Hot Docs 2011 Award Winners Announced

Short Film News (SFN)- The winners of the Canadian International Documentary Film Festival Hot Docs were announced.

Dragonslayer, Tristan Patterson's poetic ride about a California skate-punk, has nabbed Best International Feature, a juried award that comes with Can.$10,000 (U.S. $10,343), at the Hot Docs Awards presentation.

Hot Docs' Special Jury Prize for international feature and $5,172 went to Massimo D'Anolfi and Martina Parenti's The Castle, exposing border security tensions at Milan's Malpensa airport.

The full list of Awards is:

Best Canadian Feature
FAMILY PORTRAIT IN BLACK AND WHITE (D: Julia Ivanova; P: Boris Ivanov, Mike Jackson)

Special Jury Prize – Canadian Feature (tie)
AT NIGHT, THEY DANCE (D: Isabelle Lavigne, Stéphane Thibault; P: Lucie Lambert)
and
THE GUANTANAMO TRAP (D: Thomas Selim Wallner; P: Thomas Kufus, Amit Breuer, Marcel Hoehn, Christoph Jorg)

The Canadian Features Jury also acknowledged the film WIEBO'S WAR (D: David York, P: David York, Nick Hector, Bryn Hughes, Bonnie Thompson; EP: David York, David Christensen) with an honourable mention.

The International Features Jury also acknowledged the films GRANDE HOTEL (D: Lotte Stoops; P: Ellen De Waele, Co-Producer Denis Vaslin, Volya Films; EP: Ellen De Waele) and HELL AND BACK AGAIN (D: Danfung Dennis; P: Mike Lerner, Martin Herring; EP: Dan Cogan, Karol Martesko Fenster, Gernot Schaffler, Thomas Brunner, Maxyne Franklin) with honourable mentions.

Best Mid-Length Documentary
OUR NEWSPAPER (D: Eline Flipse; P: Eline Flipse; EP: Eline Flipse)

The Short and Mid-Length Films Jury also acknowledged the film PEOPLE I COULD HAVE BEEN AND MAYBE AM (D: Boris Gerrets; P: Pieter van Huystee) with an honourable mention.

Best Short Documentary
FLYING ANNE (D: Catherine van Campen; P: Joost Seelen)
The award includes a $3,000 prize courtesy of Hot Docs.

The Short and Mid-Length Films Jury also acknowledged the film SOMETHING TO TELL YOU (D: Pete Gleeson; P: Pete Gleeson; EP: Yvette Coyne) with an honourable mention.

HBO Documentary Films Emerging Artist Award
Michal Marczak for the film AT THE EDGE OF RUSSIA (P: Marianna Rowinska)
Sponsored by HBO Documentary Films.

Hot Docs continues through May 8, 2011.

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