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PINA 3D received Politikens Audience Awards at this years CPH:DOX, and seven other documentaries were awarded at the film festival. CPH:DOX is one of Europes biggest documentary film festival and was held in Copenhagen, Denmark from 3rd-13th of November few days ago. The festival has been growing steadily both in attendance and number of documentaries since its first year in 2003. With an impressive program consisting of more than 200 films, competion was very hard. Here is the list of the winners:
Two years at Sea
NEW:VISION AWARD –
Winner: It May Be That Beauty Has Strengthened Our Resolve – Masao Adachi
Special Mention: Führung
SOUND & VISION AWARD
DOC ALLIANCE AWARD
The Good Life
One could say David won Goliat in the category Sound and Vision. Grandma Lo-FI, directed by Orri Jónsson, Kristín Björk Kristjánsdóttir, and Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir tells the story of and elderly lady Sigríður Níelsdóttir who in her seventies started making music. During seven years she recorded 59 CDs with more than 600 songs in total. The film was up against some big names in the industry of film and music, namely Martin Scorsese (Living the Material World: George Harrison), Cameron Crow (Pearl Jam: Twenty), Vincent Morriset (Inni, doc about Sigur Ros), and Mike Fleiss and Mike Pitscitelli (God bless Ozzy Osbourne), to name a few. Trailer of Grandma Lo-Fi seems hard to find on the www, but check out this video of Sigríður talking about and playing her music.
For those who could not attend CPH:DOX their catalogue can be found here. The photo at top of this post is from The Good Life by Eva Mulvad.