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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Silverdocs 2007 - Sterling Awards Ceremony

On Saturday, I attended the SILVERDOCS AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival 2007 in Silver Spring, Maryland. I had the opportunity to see Weijun Chen's Please Vote For Me, which won the Sterling Award for Best Feature. Please Vote For Me is about "a third grade class in Wahun province (in China) and the intense politicking in the race to become Class Monitor" and is part of " the international documentary project Why Democracy? scheduled to air globally in October 2007." A complete list of winners from Silverdocs follows.

Please Vote For Me producer Don Edkins takes the prize for Best Feature on behalf of director Weijun Chen.

SILVERDOCS AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival 2007
Sterling Awards Ceremony
June 16, 2007

Sterling Award, Best Feature - PLEASE VOTE FOR ME by Weijun Chen

Sterling Award, Special Jury Mention - ENEMIES OF HAPPINESS by Eva Mulvad

Sterling Award, Best Short - LOT 63, GRAVE C by Sam Green

Sterling Award, Honorable Mention - I WANT TO BE A PILOT by Diego Quemada-Díez

Music Documentary Award - NOMADAK TX by Raúl De la Fuente

The Cinematics Vision Feature Award - KURT COBAIN ABOUT A SON by AJ Schnack

A.J. Schnack, director of Kurt Kobain About A Son, stands behind his giant $2,500 check after winning the Cinematic Vision Award. Photo snapped by Sujewa Ekanayake.

The Cinematic Vision Short Award - MY EYES by Erlend Mo

WITNESS Award - THE DEVIL CAME ON HORSEBACK by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg

WITNESS Award, Honorable Mention - THE PRICE OF SUGAR by Bill Haney

SILVERDOCS/American Film Market Award - BIG RIG by Doug Pray

Feature Audience Award - SOUVENIRS by Shahar Cohen and Halil Efrat

Short Audience Award - A SON'S SACRIFICE

ACE Grant Winner - THE CONCRETE JUNGLE by Rachel Buchanan and Don Bernier

My companions at the Sterling Awards Ceremony: Pamela Cohn, Still in Motion and Sujewa Ekanayake, DIY Filmmaker Sujewa & Date Number One writer/director



At 1:11 PM , Anonymous silver spring penguin said...

Kudos to "Lot 63, Grave C" for cashing the award for best short!

Also a big fan of "A Son's Sacrifice", which won audience favorite in the shorts category. A charming flick!


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