I Didn’t See You There directed by Reid Davenport won the Grand Jury Award at the 25th Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Filmed in and around director Reid Davenport’s apartment in Oakland, California, this documentary is part essay, part travelogue, and part formal observational inquiry, all linked by the director’s subjectivity as a disabled filmmaker.
In a statement, the jury commented, “This film delivers a profoundly moving experience with astonishing vulnerability and a visionary creative voice. It’s with enormous excitement that we give the Grand Jury Award to I Didn’t See You There.”
The jury awarded an Honorable Mention to Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes, directed by James Jones, commenting, “Through deeply impactful storytelling and use of rare archival footage, Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes carries a gut punch that continues to reverberate in our minds and hearts. We are elated to extend the Honorable Mention to Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes.”
Complete list of winners of the 2022 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
FULL FRAME GRAND JURY AWARD ($10,000)
Winner: I Didn’t See You There, directed by Reid Davenport.
An Honorable Mention was presented to Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes, directed by James Jones.
FULL FRAME JURY AWARD FOR BEST SHORT ($5,000)
Winner: The Silent Shore, directed by Nathalie Giraud and Timothée Corteggiani.
CHARLES E. GUGGENHEIM EMERGING ARTIST AWARD ($5,000)
Winner: Soldat Ahmet, directed by Jannis Lenz.
This prize is awarded to a first-time documentary feature filmmaker as a way to foster the work of new directors, young and old. It recognizes the extraordinary care that Charles Guggenheim took with the filmmakers whom he mentored and counseled throughout the filmmaking process.
THE JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN HUMANITIES INSTITUTE AWARD ($5,000)
Winner: Abyssal, directed by Alejandro Alonso.
This award is presented to a short film that highlights documentary as a formally inventive artistic medium. The prize recognizes significant innovation and excellence in areas including cinematography, sound design, style, structure, and other aesthetic dimensions.
FULL FRAME PRESIDENT’S AWARD ($5,000)
Winner: No Soy Óscar, directed by Jon Ayon.
The President’s Award recognizes up-and-coming filmmakers; the prize is awarded to the best student film.
KATHLEEN BRYAN EDWARDS AWARD FOR HUMAN RIGHTS ($5,000)
Winner: Aftershock, directed Paula Eiselt and Tonya Lewis Lee.
This award is presented to a film that addresses a significant human rights issue in the United States. By inspiring advocacy, increasing awareness, and promoting equity and justice, the winning film will honor the legacy of Kathleen Bryan Edwards’s passion and activism for human rights.