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Kevin Macdonald to receive Grierson Trustees' Award

Kevin Macdonald to receive Grierson Trustees' Award
Staff Reporter
11 October 2012

Kevin Macdonald is to receive the 2012 Grierson Trustees’ Award.
The award recognises outstanding contribution to the art or craft of documentary making.  Previous winners include John Pilger, Penny Woolcock, Norma Percy, Paul Watson, Mike Salisbury, Nick Fraser, Jonathan Gili, Molly Dineen and Sir David Attenborough.

Macdonald won an Oscar in 2000 for Best Documentary for his first feature One Day in September.  Touching the Void won Kevin his second BAFTA and an Evening Standard Film Award for Best British Film.  His subsequent feature documentaries include Life in a Day and Marley. He was also executive producer of Britain in a Day and Senna, which became the biggest box office hit for a documentary in the UK. He is the co-editor of Imagining Reality: The Faber Book of Documentaries and is currently working on the film adaptation of Meg Rosoff’s novel How I Live Now for release in 2013.

Announcing the award, chairman of the Grierson Trust Dawn Airey said:  “Being recognised by one’s peers is an enormous accolade and we are delighted that the work of this talented film-maker is being acknowledged with the highly coveted Trustees’ Award. Kevin’s first theatrical film release won him an Oscar, and he has continued to deliver remarkable and award-winning films.”
Now in their 40th anniversary year, the Grierson Awards shortlist was announced earlier this month.
The winners of Grierson Awards ceremony will be held at the Empire Leicester Square on November 6, 2012.
Sky Arts HD and Coutts lead a raft of new and existing sponsors and supporters of The Grierson Trust: Shell International, ITN Source, CTVC, Deluxe 142, The Open University, Envy, DocHouse, the Bertha Foundation.

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