Festival top brass have announced their 2014 award-winners and declared this year’s event drew a record 25,000 attendance, up 28% on 2013.
Sherief Elkatsha’s Cairo Drive (pictured) earned the grand jury prize in the Viewfinders Competition, while Thomas Wirthensohn’s Homme Less took grand jury prize in the Metropolis Competition.
On the Shorts Competition the grand jury prize went to Danielle Schwartz for Mirror Image. The SundanceNow Doc Club Audience Award went to The Hand That Feeds by Rachel Lears and Robin Blotnick.
Winners of the grand jury prize in the Viewfinders and Metropolis competitions received a deliverables package provided by Technicolor-PostWorks New York and get a week-long awards-qualifying theatrical run at the IFC Center in 2015.
All in all the festival screened 92 feature-length documentaries from November 13-20 at IFC Center, SVA Theatre and the Chelsea Bow Tie Cinemas.
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