Sheffield Doc/Fest (Nov 7-11) has announced the nominees for the first Grierson: Sheffield Documentary Awards, which will be presented Nov 10.
There are three categories in the awards: an innovation award, a green award for a project about environmental issues and a youth jury award chosen by 16-18 year olds.
The Innovation Award shortlist is:
Consent by Brian Hill
How is Your Fish Today' by Xiaolu Guo
Talk to Meby Mark Craig
www.nfb.ca/filmmakerinresidence by Katerina Cizek
The Green Awards shortlisted films are:
China:Shifting Natureby Jonathan Lewis
A Crude Awakening - The Oil Crash by Basil Gelpke and Ray McCormack God is Green by Mark Dowd
An Inconvenient Truth by Davis Guggenheim
The Youth Jury Award shortlist
All White in Barking by Marc Isaacs
Baghdad High by Ivan O'Mahoney & Laura Winter
Battleship Antarctica by Morgan Matthews
Doubletime by Stephanie Johnes
Full Metal Village by Sung-Hyung Cho
Helvetica by Gary Hustwit
Operation Filmmaker by Nina Davenport
Smalltown Boy by Moby Longinotto
We Are Together (Thina Simunye) by Paul Taylor
'The response to the inaugural Grierson Sheffields was great and the nominees are a strong mix selected for their creativity, vision and the stories they tell,' said Heather Croall, festival director. 'It's an honour to be working with The Grierson Trust to recognise such outstanding work in documentary.'