SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival announced its award winners, culminating the weeklong festival activities that included screening 100 films from 22 countries, free outdoor screenings and live performances, and a four-day concurrent International Documentary Conference attended by more than 500 filmmakers, film and television execs and media professionals exploring The Future of Real. Winning filmmakers received more than $42,000 in cash, goods and in-kind services.
A special mention went to MCLARENS NEGATIVES directed by Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre, an unusual documentary about Canadian animator Norman McLarens creative process that uses McLarens own techniques to make a personal statement about the art of filmmaking.
The 2006 SILVERDOCS sponsors include: Silver Sponsors: Corp. for Public Broadcasting, Comcast and THE GAZETTE; Presenting Media Sponsor: THE NEW YORK TIMES; Bronze Sponsor: Current; Video Design & Production: Spirit Creative; and Major Sponsors: Borders, Storehouse and WAMU 88.5 FM.
SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival brings the best new documentaries to Washington, D.C., audiences. For more information or a complete list of winners, go to www.SILVERDOCS.com.