THE ACT OF KILLING directed by Joshua Oppenheimer won the Special Jury Award, and shared the 2013 Audience Award for Best Feature with PARTICLE FEVER directed by Mark Levinson at the 2013 Sheffield Doc/Fest. In the documentary THE ACT OF KILLING, produced by Errol Morris and Werner Herzog, the unrepentant former members of Indonesian death squads are challenged to re-enact some of their many murders in the style of the American movies they love. PARTICLE FEVER follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet, pushing the edge of human innovation.
The Complete 2013 SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST AWARD WINNERS RECAP
Inspiration Award: Nick Fraser
Special Jury Award: The Act of Killing (Dir. Joshua Oppenheimer, Den/Nor/UK). MEETMARKET PITCHED.
Special mention to Mothers (Xu Huijing, China 2013, 68mins)
Sheffield Youth Jury Award: God Loves Uganda (Dir. Roger Ross Williams, USA). MEETMARKET PITCHED.
Sheffield Innovation Award: Alma, a Tale of Violence (Dirs: Miquel Dewever-Plana & Isabelle Fougère, France). MEETMARKET PITCHED.
Sheffield Green Award: Pandora’s Promise (Dir. Robert Stone, USA).
Special mention to Fuck For Forest (Dir. Michal Marczak, Germany)
Sheffield Student Doc Award: Boys (Dir. Marc Williamson, UK)
Sheffield Short Doc Award: Slomo (Dir. Josh Izenberg, USA)
The Tim Hetherington Award presented by Sheffield Doc/Fest and Dogwoof: The Square (Al Midan) (Dir. Jehane Noujaim, Egypt/USA)
The EDA award for Best Female-Director awarded by the Alliance of Women Film Journalists, Inc. Rafea Solar Mama. (Dirs. Mona Eldaief, Jehane Noujaim, Jord/USA/Den/India)
2013 Audience Award for Best Feature: The Act Of Killing (Dir. Joshua Oppenheimer, Denmark) and Particle Fever (Dir. Mark Levinson. USA)
2013 Audience Award for Best Short Documentary: Slomo (Dir. Josh Izenberg, USA) and Solipsist Part 1 (Andrew Huang, UK)