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Documentary Edge Awards winners

This year the Documentary Edge awards are being presented over two nights, with the festival award winners announced on Wednesday 21 May, the opening night of the festival, and the industry awards coming next week during the Screen Edge Forum at the end of the month.

The first of the two events ran immediately ahead of the opening film, Peter Burger and Charlotte Purdy’s Erebus – Operation Overdue. By the time the lights went down the audience knew it was about to see the film judged Best New Zealand Feature Documentary.


Erebus: Operation Overdue trailer

Five NZ awards will be presented at the industry awards next week: for Best Director, Editing, Cinematography, Emerging Filmmaker along with the winner of DOC Pitch, which runs on the Forum’s opening day (29 May). Two international awards will be also announced, Best International Director and the Documentary Edge International Superhero Award, which last year went to the Forum’s keynote speaker and founder of IDFA, Ally Derks.

The Doc Edge Festival runs at Q Theatre, Auckland, until 2 June; at in Wellington at the Roxy Cinema, Miramar, 5 – 15 June. The Screen Edge Forum runs at AUT, Auckland, 29 – 30 May.

The Festival award winners were:

God Loves Uganda

Best International Feature Documentary
God Loves Uganda

JUNIOR

Best International Short Documentary
Junior

EREBUS: OPERATION OVERDUE

Best New Zealand Feature Documentary
Erebus – Operation Overdue

CLOSE TO HOME

Best New Zealand Short Documentary
Close to Home

The Best in Category winners were:

AMERICAN PROMISE

The American Dream
American Promise

LIFE ITSELF

Culture Vultures
Life Itself

POLE, DANCER, MOVIE

Game On
Pole, Dancer, Movie

RICH HILL

Generation Next
Rich Hill

KIDS FOR CASH

Human Rights
Kids for Cash

HAPPINESS

Sign of the Times
Happiness

THE DEVIL'S LAIR

World Cinema
The Devil’s Lair

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