Hot Docs announces 2010 award winners


With the festival wrapping up this weekend, Hot Docs has announced the 2010 award winners. Here's a full list of which films and directors are taking home this year's prizes:

Best International Feature Award
A FILM UNFINISHED (D: Yael Hersonski; P: Noemi Schory, Itay Ken Tor; Israel)
The award includes a $10,000 prize courtesy of Hot Docs.

The Special Jury Prize - International Feature
THE OATH (D: Laura Poitras; P: Laura Poitras, Nasser Arrabyee, Aliza Kaplan, Jonathan Oppenheim; USA, Yemen)
Sponsored by the Ontario Media Development Corporation, the award includes a $5,000 prize courtesy of Hot Docs.

Best Canadian Feature Award
IN THE NAME OF THE FAMILY (D: Shelley Saywell, P: Shelley Saywell, Deborah Parks; Canada)
Sponsored by the Documentary Organization of Canada, the award includes a $15,000 prize courtesy of the Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation.

Special Jury Prize - Canadian Feature
LEAVE THEM LAUGHING (D: John Zaritsky, P: Montana Berg, Canada/USA)
Sponsored by the Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation, the award features a $10,000 prize courtesy of the Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation.

Best Mid-Length Documentary Award
I SHOT MY LOVE (D: Tomer Haymann; P: Barak Haymann, Tomer Haymann, Carl Ludwig Rettinger; Israel, Germany)
Sponsored by Canada Council for the Arts, the award includes a $3,000 prize courtesy of Hot Docs.

Best Short Documentary Award
TUSSILAGO (D: Jonas Odell; Sweden)
Sponsored by Playback, the award includes a $3,000 prize courtesy of Hot Docs.

HBO Documentary Films Emerging Artist Award
Jeff Malmberg for MARWENCOL
The Emerging Artist Award is sponsored by HBO Documentary Films.

2010 Hot Docs Outstanding Achievement Award
Presented to Kim Longinotto by Hot Docs Board of Directors

documentary's Don Haig Award
Presented to Toronto's Philip Lyall and Vancouver's Nimisha Mukerji (65_REDROSES - Official Selection 2009)
Awarded by the Don Haig Foundation, the prize includes a $20,000 cash prize generously sponsored by documentary.

The Lindalee Tracey Award
Ayanie Mohamed (Toronto)
Includes a $6,000 cash prize and $3,000 in film stock donated by Kodak Canada.

The audience award will be announced on Monday.


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