The New York-based Submarine Entertainment co-president, sales agent and producer will receive the 2015 Advocate Award at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

Braun will receive the honour on April 12. The award recognises “individuals who have supported the documentary medium and the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.”

Previous recipients included philanthropists and developers Jim Goodmon and Michael Goodmon, A&E IndieFilms president Molly Thompson and longtime Full Frame advisor Wyndham Robertson.

Submarine’s recent sales slate includes Oscar winners Citizenfour and 20 Feet From Stardom, Searching For Sugar Man, Man On Wire and The Wolfpack.

“When one thinks of an advocate for documentary film, many professionals come to mind, but the tireless sales agent rarely comes first,” said Full Frame director Deirdre Haj.

“Josh is a genius at promoting documentaries that have become household names, award-winners and game-changers. He is in many ways responsible for the popularity the genre enjoys. For this we honour him with this year’s Advocate Award.”

The 18th Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will run from April 9-12 in Durham, North Carolina.