Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking

Short films often represent nonfiction filmmaking at its most pure: a single subject or idea explored at just the right length. This award recognizes those films that find the balance of running time and artistry. The previous winners of this award were Vance Malone’s The Poodle Trainer (2011), Tim Hetherington’s Diary (2012), Robert-Jan Lacombe’s Good Bye Mandima (Kwa Heri Mandima) (2013) and Sergio Oksman’s A Story for the Modlins (2014).

Hacked Circuit

Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking

This circular study of the Foley process portrays sound artists at work constructing complex layers of fabrication and imposition. (Dallas)...

Joanna

Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking

Joanna is a young woman living in Poland with her husband and adolescent son. She has three months to live, having been diagnosed with an untreatable form of cancer. Now she must prepare her family for life without her as...

Notes on Blindness

Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking

In 1983 writer and theologian John Hull went blind. He began keeping an audio diary to make sense of his loss. With exclusive access to these original audio recordings, “Notes on Blindness” is a cinematic documentary encompassing dreams, memory and...

One Year Lease

Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking

Told almost entirely through voice mail messages, One Year Lease documents the travails of Brian, Thomas, and Casper as they endure a year-long sentence with Rita, the cat-loving landlady. (Tribeca)...

The Lion’s Mouth Opens

Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking

A courageous young Scottish actress takes the boldest step imaginable to confront her fears and find out whether she’s inherited a fatal, incurable disease. (Hampton’s)...

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