BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
My Revolutionary Mother – (USA) Documentary RT 25:00
Director Jethro Patalinghug
In his need for self-identity, Jethro Patalinghug, a filmmaker, confronts his mother Virginia Patalinghug, a former political activist in the Philippines, about his feelings of abandonment as a child.
BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC – Documentary
Heartbeats of Fiji – (USA) Documentary short, RT 10:00
Director: Jon Kasbe
From separate islands, yet connected through music, Ben and Masi cross paths at Fiji’s Beat Making Lab. By building studios around the world, the Beat Making Lab believes music can transform individuals and communities.
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – Documentary
Eunoto – (USA) Documentary Short RT 7:40
Director: Matt Goldman
Deep in the Loita hills of remote Kenya, the people of the Masai tribe mark a warrior’s passage to manhood with a sacred ceremony called Eunoto. Only a tiny handful of foreigners have or will ever see Eunoto with their own eyes, until now…
With stunning cinematography and a cutting edge original score, Sundance alumni Matt Goldman and renowned photographer Liz Gilbert have created a visceral and poetic portrait of the participants and esoteric rituals of this vanishing tradition.
BEST EDITING – DOCUMENTARY
The Story of an Egg – (USA) Documentary short, RT 5:59
Director: Douglas Gayeton
Can learning the meaning of a single term actually help change the food system? Local poultry farmers explain the real story behind such terms as “free range” and how they have been hijacked from their initial purpose to protect the consumer’s choice.