HeidiEwing and Rachel Grady's Jesus Camp wonthe Silverdocs Sterling Award for a feature film as the week-long event came toa close in Maryland.
JesusCamp explores the faith of young followersat a summer camp whose lives are driven by fervent evangelism.
DanielCross and Mila Aung-Thwin's Chairman George received an honourable mention for its study of Greek-Canadianstatistician George Sapounidis with a passion for singing in Chinese.
TheSilverdocs Sterling Award for a short film went to Wojciech Kasperski's Seeds, which portrays a Siberian family's secret heartaches.
Specialmention went to McLaren's Negatives byMarie-Josee Saint-Pierre, about Canadian animator Norman McLaren's creative processes,and James S Clauer's The Aluminum Fowl,about brothers living on a Louisiana chicken farm.
Inaudience awards, the feature prize went to Frank Popper's Can Mr Smith GetTo Washington Anymore, about a youngactivist's struggle against the Missouri political establishment.
Shortfilm honours went to John W Poole's The Sheriff Of Gay Washington, which looks at the work of the Washington Metropolitan PoliceDepartment's Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit, and 17-year-old Kiri Davis'exploration of race and self-image in A Girl Like Me.
TheSilverdocs Music Documentary Award went to Stefan Berg and Magnus Gertten's RollingLike A Stone, in which Swedish rockers TheNamelosers and The Gonks reminisce about a weekend in 1965 spent with TheRolling Stones.
RubyYang's The Blood Of Yingzou District,about the ongoing stigma of HIV/Aids in China, took the Silverdocs Rx GlobalHealth Documentary Award. Arunas Matelis' child leukemia story Before FlyingBack To The Earth earned a specialmention.
Thewinner of the Animal Content in Entertainment (ACE) grant was Janice Jensen forCougars On The Edge, which charts howthe cougar's habitat in the Santa Monica Mountains is being encroached.
Thefourth Silverdocs: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival ran from Jun13-18 in Silver Springs, Maryland.