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A SOUL JOURNEY
Past 30 years, some of the greatest "legends" of Soul & R & B have performed at Porretta Soul in Italy__the most prestigious festival in Europe for this music.
Rufus Thomas, Solomon Burke and many more.

Writer/Producer:
Alex di Martino

Writer/Producer/Director:
Marco Della Fonte

AWARD: 1ST PLACE Best Music Documentary-International

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AWARD OF MERIT

ASPHALT FLAVOURING
Tells the story of rap, social chroniclers who wanted to change the face of the country, artists & entrepreneurs who federated, organized to reach the top of the French charts.

Writer/Director:
Adrien Pavillard

NOMINEE: Best Music Documentary-International

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AWARD OF MERIT

ELIADES OCHOA: FROM CUBA TO THE WORLD
He became known the world over in the late 90s as an original member of the legendary Cuban band Buena Vista Social Club.

Writer: Ian Padron
Producer/Director:
Cynthia Biester

AWARD: 2ND PLACE Best Music Documentary-International

Nominee Best Music Documentary-USA

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EXPLORING THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
MUSICAL SCORE

About the wide variety of wildlife inhabitants along with the geological makeup of the Pacific Northwest

Original Music Composer: Jonathan Galland
Director:
Ian Anthony Nelson

AWARD: BEST MUSICAL SCORE

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LET'S DANCE!
DANCE DOCUMENTARY



Whatever happens to you, just keep on dancing. Whatever life gives you: Just keep on dancing. Let's make the best of it. Let's dance.



Producer: Paul Ruven & Marian Batavier
Director: Indy Clan

AWARD: Best Dance Documentary

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NOTHIN' BUT MUSIC
Shows the creativity and perseverance it takes to have a life long, full time career doing nothing but music__no day job to fall back on. "Benny and the Jets Band"

Writer/Producer/Director:
Lisa Hagopian
Eric Harabadian

AWARD: 1ST PLACE Best Music Documentary-USA

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AWARD: AUDIENCE CHOICE: BEST MUSIC DOC TRAILER

PICK IT UP! SKA IN THE 90s
A documentary about the rise and fall of the third wave of ska music. Tells story of how an underground scene somehow managed to survive being thrust into the mainstream spotlight in the 90s.

Writer: Heather Augustyn
Producer: Rei Mastrogiovanni
Producer/Director:
Taylor Morden

NOMINEE: Best Music Documentary-USA

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AWARD OF MERIT

SLOWSPEED SANCTUARY DAYS
A concert film of the Indie Minnesota band "Slowspeed".

Writer: Jay James
Writer/Producer/Director:
Ryan Gilmer

NOMINEE: Best Music Documentary-USA

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AWARD OF MERIT

STRANGE TENANTS: SKA'D FOR LIFE
S.T. were the "Godfathers of Australian SKA" emerging in the 1980s in the wake of UK two tone SKA bands like the Specials but producing political SKA songs unlike most other Australian SKA bands. 36 years and they're still around.

Writer/Producer/Director:
Fiona Cochrane

NOMINEE: Best Music Documentary-International

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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO RADIOHEAD
Discreet although well-liked, popular through experimental Radiohead traces a unique furrow on the world of pop rock scene.

Producer: Romy Reboullet
Writer/Director:
Benjamin Clavel

AWARD: 3RD PLACE Best Music Documentary-International

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AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

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THIS IS LOVE: THE RUDY LOVE STORY
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.

Director: John Alexander

AWARD: 3RD PLACE Best Music Documentary-USA

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AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

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WITHIN A FEW DEGREES: A LITTLE GEST OF BOB FRANK
Bob Frank went to Vietnam and Nashville__"I don't know which was worse" said famed producer Jim Dickinson. The truth is Nashville wasn't so bad.

Director: Isaac Pingree

AWARD: 2ND PLACE Best Music Documentary-USA

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...AND THEN THERE'S ANTHONY PALMER
In between soulful and fierce performances, guitar hero Anthony Palmer reflects on his life as a career sideman and his frustrations with the music industry.

Director: Jessica Ynez Simmons

AWARD: 1ST PLACE Best Short Music Documentary

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JIM PAUL BLAIR-MUSKOGEE MUSIC ICON


Producer/Director: Kelvin Brown



AWARD: 3RD PLACE BEST SHORT MUSIC DOCUMENTARY

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2014-Music Legend-Honoree
2017-LegacyKeepersRus Honoree
2020-Selby Minner-Best Blues/Artist Filmed History Award

SELBY MINNER-BLUESWOMAN

Producer & Director of the Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival, now in it's 30th year in the small town of Rentiesville, Oklahoma has not only been keeping the Blues alive via the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame, but has established the D.C. Minner Rentiesville Blues Museum. She is also the lead guitarist & singer in the Blues on the Move Band and owner of the Down Home Blues Club.

Producer/Director:

SHOWCASE ONLY

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AUDIENCE CHOICE BEST SHORT MUSIC DOCUMENTARY TRAILER

THE SONG
American singer-songwriter David Olney (b.1947) tours the Netherlands each couple of years, but this time he struggles with physical issues that comes as a price for his love for touring.


Director: Daan Van Den Berg

AWARD: 2ND PLACE Best Short Music Documentary

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