Cameraperson, directed by Kirsten Johnson, won the Sheffield Doc/Fest Grand Jury Award.

The US film, which investigates the relationship between filmmaker and subject, was described by jury member Nino Kirtadze as  “both expansive and intimate, formally ambitious and morally humble.”

The jury also gave special mention to The Settlers directed by Shimon Dotan.

The environmental award wen to SEED: The Untold Story directed by Jon Betz, Taggart Siegel (US, 2016).

The winner of the Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016 Alternate Realities Interactive Award – one of only a few such awards in the documentary world – was New Dimensions in Testimony created by Heather Maio and produced by Stephen Smith for USC Shoah Foundation (USA 2016).

The Alternate Realities VR Award went to Notes on Blindness: Into Darkness created by Arnaud Colinart, Amaury La Burthe, Peter Middleton, James Spinney.

The 2016 Sheffield Doc/Fest Youth Jury Award went to Sonita, directed by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami (Germany, Islamic Republic of Iran 2015).

The Short Documentary Award winner was I’m Not From Here directed by Giedrė Žickytė, Maite Alberdi (Chile, Denmark, Lithuania, 2015).

The Student Doc Award, made by filmmakers from film schools and universities around the world, went to My Aleppo directed by Melissa Langer (US, 2015)

Staff Reporter