2020 OFFICIAL AWARDS

DOCUMENTARY FILMS

AWARDS

AWARD: BEST MUSIC DOCUMENTARY

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AWARD: BEST DIRECTOR (Documentary)

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A SOUL JOURNEY
Directed by
MARCO DELLA FONTE

MUSIC FESTIVAL

In the last 30 years, some of the greatest legends of Soul and R&B have performed at Porretta Soul in Italy, the greatest Soul music festival in the world. A Soul Journey is not just simply a music documentary, it is a film narrating many aspects of the intricate and delicate lives of these artists, and in particular, their artistic, human and emotional journeys to perform in such a small village lost in the Italian mountains

NOMINEE: Best Produced Film:
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: ALEXANDRA YACOVLEF

AWARD: BEST DIRECTOR (Documentary)

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ANGELENA: LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL
Directed by
ANGELENA BONET

Biographical, Music, Women Empowerment

Now empowered by the crime that almost took her life, Bonet has also made it her life mission to end violence against women. Interviewing women and girls from all around the world and from all walks of life, 'Angelena: Light At The End Of The Tunnel' is her final film of the trilogy which features famous women's rights leaders such as Hollywood Actress, Geena Davis and the #AfterMeToo movement founder, Mia Kirshner. This film captures Angelena's essence and reflects on her miraculous journey from Australian Supermodel to International Women's Rights advocate.

NOMINEE: Best Domestic Violence Awareness Documentary

AWARD: Best PRODUCED FILM
Executive Director:
G-CLEF CAVASENO

AWARD: AUDIENCE CHOICE BEST MOVIE TRAILER

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AWARD: LEGACYKEEPERSRUS CULTURE & ARTS PRESERVATION/RESTORATION

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DIGGING FOR WELDON IRVINE
Directed by
VICTORIOUS DE COSTA

Music, Jazz Composer

Digging For Weldon Irvine explores the enduring legacy of a man deeply vital to the culture of black freedom expression, yet is somehow overlooked within that very lexicon.

NOMINEE:Best Music Documentary

AWARD: Best PRODUCED FILM-SHIHYUN "SHERRY" WANG

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FOREVER FOUR
Directed by
SHIHYUN "SHERRY" WANG

The story of 4 Liverpool young men set to conquer the World.

Biography, Drama

NOMINEE: Best Music Documentary

AWARD: BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

NATIVE VISION AWARD

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L'EAU EST LA VIE-WATER IS LIFE
FROM STANDING ROCK TO THE SWAMP
Directed by SAM VINAL

Grassroots, Social Justice

On the banks of Louisiana, fierce Indigenous women are ready to fight to stop the corporate blacksnake and preserve their way of life. They are risking everything to protect Mother Earth from the predatory fossil fuel companies that seek to poison it.

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MERIT AWARD

STORIES OF THE HEART: THE DRIVERS OF OKLAHOMA 1889-2018
Directed by M. ROSE

Family History Docu-Drama

Story of the Driver Family, 1889-2018

M.Rose explores her family legacy from slavery through the "Trail of Tears" to Land Run of 1889 to being part of the establishment of Taft, Oklahoma.

NOMINEE: Best Family Docu-Drama

AWARD: LEGACYKEEPERSRUS HERITAGE PRESERVATION/RESTORATION

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MERIT AWARD

THIS IS LOVE: THE RUDY LOVE STORY
Directed by
JOHN ALEXANDER

Music, Family Drama

You may not know Rudy Love's name, but you will almost certainly know his voice. Mick Fleetwood and George Clinton unveil an unsung hero of soul in this investigation of a singer who turned down fame to make music with his family.

NOMINEE: Best Music Documentary

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MERIT AWARD

WOLFE'S HOUSE OF WEED
Directed by
MATT JENKINS

Music, Family Drama

TV DOC

Father and son converting a charity bingo hall into a legal medical marijuana facility that will grow, process and dispense in the same building in Lawton, OK.

NOMINEE: Best Documentary Short