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Open University Best Documentary on a Contemporary Theme – Domestic

7/7: One Day in London

7/7: One Day in London

  • Director:Ben Anthony
  • Producer:Sarah Hamilton
  • Executive Producer:Morgan Matthews
  • Production company:Minnow Films
  • First Shown:2 July 2012; BBC Two

The day after London won the Olympic bid, terrorists attacked the public transport network killing 52 people and injuring over 700. 7/7: One Day in London gathers the testimony of over 50 people directly affected by the bombings, exploring the long lasting effects as they reflect on their experiences and how their lives have changed.

Bradley Wiggins - A Year in Yellow

Bradley Wiggins - A Year in Yellow

  • Producer/Director:John Dower
  • Executive Producers:Andrew Mackenzie-Betty, Bridget Sneyd
  • Film Editor:Nicholas Packer
  • Production Company:Twofour
  • First Shown:21 November 2012; Sky Atlantic

John Dower’s intimate portrait Bradley Wiggins: A Year In Yellow became Sky Atlantic’s top-performing factual title ever in terms of average premiere audience, documenting what became Wiggins’ most successful year yet. With exclusive access to those closest to him, the film captures the man behind all the headlines and sporting achievements, from his arduous training schedule that sees him taken away from his family for months at a time to struggling to cope with enormous media pressure.

Cutting Edge: Lifers

Cutting Edge: Lifers

  • Director:Tim Wardle
  • Producers:Tim Wardle, Gayl Paterson
  • Executive Producers:Katie Bailiff, Simon Ford
  • Production company:Century Films
  • First Shown:23 June 2012; Channel 4

Cutting Edge meets the convicted killers facing a lifetime behind bars at Gartree Prison in Leicestershire, home to Europe's largest population of life-sentenced prisoners.

Dogging Tales

Dogging Tales

  • Director:Leo Maguire
  • Executive Producer:Morgan Matthews
  • Production company:Minnow Films
  • First Shown:4 April 2013; Channel 4

Meet the people who have sex in front of strangers in public, in a compelling documentary that looks at how and why they do it.

Shell Best Documentary on a Contemporary Theme – International

Law of the Jungle

Law of the Jungle

  • Directors:Michael Christoffersen, Hans La Cour
  • Production company:Radiator Film in association with ABCFIlms, Fenris Film, For Real Productions
  • First Shown:13 June 2012; Sheffield Doc/Fest

In 2008, the Peruvian government divided Peru into more than 100 blocks covering 70% of the territory. Exploitation rights were sold to multinational companies. Protesting against the destruction of their homes, an indigenous group occupies Pluspetrol’s airstrip. When a policeman is killed, protesters are arrested and charged. Now they must seek to clear their names against all odds. Their only hope is their courage, an impassioned defence lawyer and an eyewitness too frightened to testify.

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Salma

Salma

  • Director/producer:Kim Longinotto
  • Editor:Ollie Huddleston
  • Production company:Vixen Films
  • First Shown:14 March 2013; Sheffield Doc/Fest

After Salma reached puberty, she spent nine years trapped in one small room. Millions of young girls endure the same fate, but Salma refused to let the long years of imprisonment break her spirit. Using hoarded scrap paper, she managed to smuggle out poems that expressed her hidden anger and pain. The poems scandalized her community but inspired readers all over South India. 25 years later, Salma’s brave defiance is a beacon of hope.

Searching for Sugar Man

Searching for Sugar Man

  • Director:Malik Bendjelloul
  • Producers:Malik Bendjelloul, Simon Chinn
  • Executive Producer:John Battsek
  • Production company:Red Box Films & Passion Pictures in association with Canfield Pictures & the Documentary Company
  • First Shown:27 July 2012; Sheffield Doc/Fest

Malik Bendjelloul’s revelatory and compelling Searching for Sugar Man is a documentary about the Mexican-American singer-songwriter Rodriguez, who was momentarily hailed in 1970 as the finest recording artist of his generation, and then disappeared into oblivion – only to rise again from the ashes in a completely different context, a continent away.

Walking Wounded: Return to the Frontline

Walking Wounded: Return to the Frontline

  • Producer/Director:Siobhan Sinnerton
  • Executive Producer:Morgan Matthews
  • Production company:Minnow Films
  • First Shown:21 February 2013; Channel 4

Humanitarian photographer and triple amputee Giles Duley returns to Afghanistan to document the impact of the war on civilians.

ITN Source Best Documentary on Current Affairs

Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile

Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile

  • Director/producer:Lesley Gardiner
  • Executive Producer:Alexander Gardiner
  • Reporter:Mark Williams-Thomas
  • Production company:ITV Studios
  • First Shown:3 October 2012; itv

This exclusive itv investigation alleged that TV icon Sir Jimmy Savile was a sexual predator who preyed on young girls. The programme generated enormous media coverage, lead to a nationally co-ordinated police investigation and led to a doubling of calls to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

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No Fire Zone The Killing Fields Of Sri Lanka

No Fire Zone The Killing Fields Of Sri Lanka

  • Director:Callum Macrae
  • Producer:Zoe Sale
  • Executive Producers:Dorothy Byrne, Chris Shaw, Sandra Whipham
  • Production company:Outsider Films in association with Channel 4 and ITN Productions
  • First Shown:23 April 2013; Frontline Club, London

No Fire Zone tells the story of the final awful months of the 26 year-long Sri Lankan civil war. A chilling expose of some of the worst war crimes and crimes against humanity of recent times - told through the extraordinary personal stories of a group of characters who lived through it and by some of the most disturbing video evidence ever recorded filmed by both the victims and perpetrators.

Panorama: The Spies Who Fooled the World

Panorama: The Spies Who Fooled the World

  • Reporter:Peter Taylor
  • Producer:Mike Rudin
  • Executive Producer:Tom Giles
  • Production company:BBC
  • First Shown:18 March 2013; BBC One

On the eve of the tenth anniversary of the Iraq War, Panorama reveals how key aspects of the secret intelligence used by Downing Street and the White House to justify the invasion were based on fabrication, wishful thinking and lies. Peter Taylor tracks down some of those responsible and reports on the remarkable story of how, in the months before the War, two highly-placed sources - close to Saddam Hussein - talked secretly to the CIA and MI6. Their intelligence said Iraq did not have an active WMD programme - but it was simply dismissed.

Syria: Across the Lines

Syria: Across the Lines

  • Producer/Director:Olly Lambert
  • Executive Producer:Eamonn Matthews
  • Production company:Quicksilver Media
  • First Shown:17 April 2013; Channel 4

Award-winning documentary maker Olly Lambert has spent weeks living deep inside Syrian territory - with both government and opposition supporters - to explore how the two-year-old conflict is tearing communities apart.

Halo Best Arts Documentary

Arena: aka Norman Parkinson

Arena: aka Norman Parkinson

  • Director:Nicola Roberts
  • Producer:Rosemary Tratt
  • Executive Producer:Anthony Wall
  • Series Editor:Anthony Wall
  • Production company:BBC
  • First Shown:21 April 2013; BBC Four

On the centenary of his birth, Arena examines the glamorous life and exceptionally long career of pioneering photographer Norman Parkinson, an eccentric English gentleman who also produced his own brand of sausages. Featuring an abundance of beautiful images and with previously unseen footage, the film explores Parkinson's work with contributions from his models and collaborators, including Iman, Jerry Hall and Carmen Dell'Orefice, Grace Coddington, Creative Director of Vogue, as well as his grandson, Jake Parkinson-Smith.

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Chopin Saved My Life

Chopin Saved My Life

  • Director:James Kent
  • Producer:Susannah Price
  • Executive Producer:Nicolas Kent
  • Production company:Oxford Film & Television
  • First Shown:13 June 2012; Sheffield Doc/Fest

This hour-long documentary, directed by BAFTA and Emmy award winning director James Kent, meets Japanese teenager Momoka and Scottish music student Paul Murray to explore how Chopin’s extraordinary Ballade Number 1 transforms the lives of ordinary people and illustrates how classical music still penetrates contemporary life in unexpected and powerful ways. The film includes interviews with some of the world's greatest pianists including Stephen Hough, Lang Lang and Vladimir Ashkenazy.

Imagine: Theatre of War

Imagine: Theatre of War

  • Producer/Director:Chris Terrill
  • Executive Producers:Christine Hall, Andrea Miller
  • Series Editor:Alan Yentob
  • Production company:Uppercut Films
  • First Shown:26 June 2012; BBC One

Theatre of War follows a unique collaboration between two unlikely partners leading to a ground-­‐ breaking West End play that shocked, entertained and inspired all who saw it. Professional front line soldiers, all badly injured, joined forces with a West End theatre company to help write, rehearse and perform a play based on their experiences of war. This feature documentary follows every aspect of the process to tell an incredibly moving and powerful story.

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Imagine: The Fatwa - Salman's Story

Imagine: The Fatwa - Salman's Story

  • Producer/Director:Jill Nicholls
  • Executive Producer:Tanya Hudson
  • Series Editor:Alan Yentob
  • Production company:BBC
  • First Shown:19 September 2012; BBC One

Salman Rushdie tells for the first time the gripping inside story of how it felt to be condemned to death by the Ayatollah Khomeini, and to spend the next decade in hiding. To coincide with the publication of Rushdie's new book, Alan Yentob has been given unique access to the author and the bodyguards who lived with him. Friends and writers like McEwan and Kureshi speak frankly, as do Rushdie's sister, ex-wife and sons.

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ITN Source Best Historical Documentary

Donald Campbell: Speed King

Donald Campbell: Speed King

  • Producer/Director:Ashley Gething
  • Executive Producers:Harry Bell, Miranda Peters, Cassian Harrison
  • Production company:Tern Television
  • First Shown:31 March 2013; BBC Two

Donald Campbell was the fastest man on earth, a Speed King, smashing records on land and water. But in 1967, in full view of the cameras, he crashed and was killed on Coniston Water in the Lake District. Using rare family archive and first time testimony this film explores an historic era of great engineering and a tragic father son relationship through the story of one of Britain’s most charismatic - and doomed - heroes.

The Genius of Josiah Wedgwood

The Genius of Josiah Wedgwood

  • Director:Ian Denyer
  • Executive Producer:Claire Whalley
  • Production company:What Larks Productions
  • First Shown:19 April 2013; BBC Two

Andrew Wilson tells the story of a man instrumental to the Industrial Revolution, engineer, inventor, philanthropist, non-conformist Christian thinker and the first celebrity designer, Josiah Wedgwood. He was also Wilson’s boyhood hero. The writer spent his childhood amongst the artisans at the famous ceramic works of Stoke-on-Trent, where his father was Director of Production in the 1950s. This is therefore a particularly poignant personal journey through the life of the great potter, made via a selection of pivotal ceramic masterpieces.

The Secret History of Our Streets: Deptford High Street

The Secret History of Our Streets: Deptford High Street

  • Producer/Director:Joseph Bullman
  • Executive Producer:Simon Ford
  • Executive Producesr:Katie Bailiff
  • Production company:Century Films & Halcyon’s Hearts Films
  • First Shown:6 June 2012; BBC Two

In the 1880s Charles Booth visited every London street and ranked them according to their class. This film returns to Deptford High Street, to tell its story from Booth’s time to the present. Once ‘the Oxford Street of South London’, now one of the poorest shopping streets in the capital. Decimated by 60s ‘slum clearance’ – which uprooted millions of British families.

The Trouble With Aid

The Trouble With Aid

  • Director:Ricardo Pollack
  • Producers:Jemila Twinch, Ricardo Pollack
  • Executive Producers:Jonathan Hewes, Nick Powell
  • Production company:Wall to Wall Media
  • First Shown:9 November 2012; BBC Four

45 years ago a group of young men and women set out to make the world a better place by giving aid to those in desperate need. But trying to do good in the world's worst conflict zones is filled with danger. The Trouble with Aid tells the story of what really happened during the major humanitarian disasters of the last fifty years. Despite the best intentions, did aid do more harm than good?

Vinten Best Science or Natural History Documentary

The 2000 Year-Old Computer

The 2000 Year-Old Computer

  • Director:Michael Beckham
  • Executive Producer:Tony Freeth
  • Production Company:Images First
  • First shown:10 May 2012; BBC Four

The extraordinary story of how, 2,000 years ago, the ancient Greeks built a computer. A scientific detective investigation, set against the glories of classical Greece, follows a mysterious trail of numbers as a scientific team solves the puzzle of the spectacular Antikythera Mechanism —like a real-life Da Vinci Code set in ancient Greece.

How to Build a Bionic Man

How to Build a Bionic Man

  • Director:Tom Coveney
  • Executive Producer:Julian Ware
  • Production Company:Darlow Smithson Productions
  • First shown:7 February 2013; Channel 4

We are on the verge of a revolution that will allow us to replicate many of the body’s parts and organs with man-made devices. How to Build a Bionic Man follows the worldwide quest of a man who uses a bionic arm, and construction of the world’s first prosthetic human, to discover breakthroughs in body replacement technology – and the challenges they will create for us in the future.

Kangaroo Dundee: Part 1

Kangaroo Dundee: Part 1

  • Producer/Directors:Andrew Graham-Brown, Tom Mustill
  • Executive Producer:Chris Cole
  • Series Producer:Steve Greenwood
  • Production Company:AGB Films
  • First shown:26 January 2013; BBC Two

Brolga is a tough Australian who lives in the desert outback with a mob of orphaned kangaroos. He rescues baby joeys from the roadside when their mothers are killed and nurses them back to health. His lifetime among kangaroos has given him extraordinary insight into their behaviour. Now he's sharing his one-room tin shack with three joeys he hopes to return to the wild. But with wildfires and marauding wild dogs, will they make it?

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Order and Disorder: The Story of Energy

Order and Disorder: The Story of Energy

  • Producer/Director:Nic Stacey
  • Executive Producer:Paul Sen
  • Production Company:Furnace TV
  • First shown:16 October 2012; BBC Four

Professor Jim Al-Khalili discovers the intriguing story of how we discovered the rules that drive the universe. Energy is vital to us all, but what exactly is energy? In attempting to answer this question Jim investigates a strange set of laws that link together everything from engines to humans to stars. It turns out that energy, so critical to daily existence, helps us make sense of the entire universe.

Nyman Libson Paul Most Entertaining Documentary

The Fish Market: Inside Billingsgate

The Fish Market: Inside Billingsgate

  • Producer/Director:Jamie Balment
  • Executive Producer:Steve Robinson
  • Series Producer:Fergus O’Brien
  • Production Company:Indus Films
  • First shown:21 May 2012; BBC Two

Billingsgate, London’s oldest wholesale market is on the verge of its biggest change in over a thousand years. Fish merchants are facing tough times. The market is under pressure to modernise and its iconic and ancient traditions are under threat. The job of the licensed fish porter, once a job for life, could be thrown open to all comers. The market is divided: will ancient custom or modern commerce win out?

Inside Claridges (Episode 1)

Inside Claridges (Episode 1)

  • Producer/Director:Jane Treays
  • Executive Producers:Magnus Temple, Emma Tutty
  • Production Company:The Garden
  • First shown:3 December 2012; BBC Two

Claridge's, in the heart of London's Mayfair, is a five star hotel, favoured by the rich, the royal and the famous. In episode one, we follow preparations to transform an entire floor into a palace for foreign royalty; we observe a pop star’s request for a Jacuzzi to be installed in the Penthouse and we’re with General Manager Thomas Kochs as he travels to New York to drum up business from top US travel agents.

Nina Conti: A Ventriloquist’s Story - Her Master’s Voice

Nina Conti: A Ventriloquist’s Story - Her Master’s Voice

  • Director:Nina Conti
  • Producer:Riaz Meer, Nina Conti
  • Production Company:Pika Productions
  • First shown:12 June 2012; BBC Four

Internationally acclaimed ventriloquist Nina Conti, takes the bereaved puppets of her mentor and erstwhile lover Ken Campbell on a pilgrimage to 'Venthaven' the resting place for puppets of dead ventriloquists. She gets to know her latex and wooden travelling partners along the way, and with them deconstructs herself and her lost love in this ventriloquial docu-mocumentary requiem.

Searching for Sugar Man

Searching for Sugar Man

  • Director:Malik Bendjelloul
  • Producers:Malik Bendjelloul, Simon Chinn
  • Executive Producer:John Battsek
  • Production Company:Red Box Films & Passion Pictures in association with Canfield Pictures & the Documentary Company
  • First shown:27 July 2012; Sheffield Doc/Fest

Malik Bendjelloul’s revelatory and compelling Searching for Sugar Man is a documentary about the Mexican-American singer-songwriter Rodriguez, who was momentarily hailed in 1970 as the finest recording artist of his generation, and then disappeared into oblivion – only to rise again from the ashes in a completely different context, a continent away.

ENVY Best Documentary Series

Our War

Our War

  • Producer/Directors:Katharine English, John Douglas, Dan Reed
  • Executive Producers:Colin Barr, Roger Courtiour
  • Production Company:BBC
  • First shown:30 August 2012; BBC Three

The second series of BAFTA winning Our War follows life on the frontline in Afghanistan through remarkable films shot by the soldiers themselves. The BBC has been given unprecedented access to the footage which offers a gripping and poignant insight into every side of the young soldiers’ experience.

The Secret History Of Our Streets

The Secret History Of Our Streets

  • Directors:Joe Bullman, Brian Hill, Mary Cranitch, Paul Berczeller, Chris Durlacher
  • Producer:Emily Shields
  • Executive Producer:Simon Ford
  • Series Producer:Katie Bailiff
  • Production Company:Century Films & Halcyon’s Heart Films
  • First shown:6 June 2012; BBC Two

In 1886, the social explorer Charles Booth and his researchers set out to visit every street in London and to record the lifestyle and class of the people who lived there. Booth produced a series of remarkable maps that colour-coded each street according to its position on the social scale. The Secret History of Our Streets returned to six London streets visited by Booth, to tell their stories down to the present day.

Why Poverty?

Why Poverty?

  • Directors:Ben Lewis, Brian Hill, Alex Gibney, Hugo Berkeley, Osvalde Lewat, Bosse Lindquist, Christoffer Guldbrandsen, Mona Eldaief, Jehane Noujaim, Weijun Chen
  • Executive Producers:Mette Hoffmann Meyer, Don Edkins, Nick Fraser
  • Series Producers:Mette Hoffmann Meyer, Don Edkins, Nick Fraser
  • Production Company:Steps International, DR & BBC
  • First shown:19 November 2012; BBC One

Why Poverty? is a worldwide media event, which uses film to get people talking about poverty. The eight Why? Poverty -documentaries were shown around the world in November 2012 by more than 70 national broadcasters reaching more than 500 million viewers Why Poverty? is not a campaign but an independent public service initiative, simply set out to ask questions and raise the citizens’ knowledge of the world, they live in.

The Year The Town Hall Shrank

The Year The Town Hall Shrank

  • Directors:David Nath, James Newton
  • Executive Producers:Edmund Coulthard, Simon Ford
  • Series Producer:David Nath
  • First shown:8 November 2012; BBC Four

This series tells the story of Austerity Britain through one city, Stoke on Trent. Filmed over a year, it begins as the Coalition announces the biggest spending cuts since the war. With access to Stoke City Council, local politicians have to decide what goes and what stays. The impact on those living in one of Britain’s most deprived cities is devastating and heart-wrenching. As care homes, libraries and swimming pools are shut, this is the story of us all in Britain 2011.

Bertha DocHouse Best Cinema Documentary

5 Broken Cameras

5 Broken Cameras

  • Directors:Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi
  • Producers:Christine Camdessus, Serge Gordey, Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi
  • Production Company:Alegria Productions, Burnat Films Palestine, Guy DVD Films Production
  • First shown:19 October 2012; Sheffield Doc/Fest

5 Broken Cameras is the story of Bil’in, a West Bank Palestinian village, whose inhabitants have long been mounting a resistance to the occupation and appropriation of their land. Emad Burnat bought a camera to make home-movies, but soon started to document the daily acts of defiance. Over the years his cameras are damaged and shot, but Emad, and Israeli filmmaker Guy Davidi, together shaped the footage into a compelling document of the collective struggles.

The House I Live In

The House I Live In

  • Director:Eugene Jarecki
  • Production Company:Charlotte Street Films
  • First shown:23 November 2012; Sheffield Doc/Fest

For over forty years, America's ‘War on Drugs’ has accounted for 45 million arrests, made America the world's largest jailer, and damaged poor communities at home and abroad. Yet for all that, drugs in America are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever before. Filmed in more than twenty US states, The House I Live In captures heart-wrenching stories at all levels of America's drug war - from the dealer to the grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge. Together, these stories pose urgent questions: What caused the war? What perpetuates it? And what can be done to stop it?

The Imposter

The Imposter

  • Director:Bart Layton
  • Producers:Dimitri Doganis, Poppy Dixon
  • Executive Producers:John Battsek, Simon Chinn, Molly Thompson, Robert DeBittetto, Tabitha Jackson, Katherine Butler
  • Production Company:RAW in association with Red Box Films and Passion Pictures
  • First shown:24 August 2012; General theatrical release

A 13-year-old boy disappears from his home in Texas. Three and a half years later, he is found alive in Spain with a shocking story of kidnap and torture. His family is overjoyed to bring him home. But all is not what it seems. He looks decidedly different, and speaks with a strange accent. Why doesn't the family seem to notice these glaring inconsistencies? When an investigator starts asking questions this astounding true story takes an even stranger turn.

Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present

Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present

  • Director:Matthew Akers
  • Production Company:Show of Force
  • First shown:6 July 2012; Sheffield Doc/Fest

Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, Marina Abramovic has been redefining what art is for nearly 40 years. Using her own body as a vehicle, pushing herself beyond her limits – and at times risking her life in the process – she creates performances that challenge, shock, and move us. Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present follows the artist as she prepares for what may be the most important moment of her life: a major new retrospective of her work, taking place at The Museum of Modern Art. To be given a retrospective at one of the world's premier museums is the most exhilarating sort of milestone. For Marina, it is far more: it is the chance to finally silence the question she has been hearing over and over again for four decades: “But why is this art?”

CTVC Best Newcomer Documentary

High Tech, Low Life

High Tech, Low Life

  • Director:Stephen Maing
  • Producers:Stephen Maing Trina Rodriguez
  • Executive Producers:Simon Kilmurry, Cynthia Lopez, Sally Jo Fifer
  • Production Company:Mud Horse Pictures, LLC
  • First shown:16 June 2012; Sheffield Doc/Fest

High Tech, Low Life follows two of China’s first citizen-reporters as they document the underside of the country’s rapid economic development. A search for truth and fame inspires a young vegetable seller to report on censored news from the cities, while a retired businessman documents the struggles of rural villagers. Land grabs, pollution, corruption and the growing willingness of ordinary people to speak out are grist for these bloggers who navigate China’s evolving censorship regulations.

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet

  • Producer/Director:Jesse Vile
  • Production Company:Opus Pocus Films
  • First shown:16 June 2012; Sheffield Doc/Fest

When doctors diagnosed 19-year-old rock star Jason Becker with Motor Neuron Disease, they said he had just three to five years to live. 22 years later, without the ability to move or to speak, Jason is alive and making music with his eyes. The only movement he has left.

Love & Death in City Hall

Love & Death in City Hall

  • Producer/Director:Guy King
  • Executive Producers:Alison Millar, Mike Connolly
  • Production Company:Erica Starling Productions
  • First shown:18 March 2013; BBC One Northern Ireland

The circle of life in one room: how strange that we register life’s happiest and saddest events in the same place. Located largely within the register office at Belfast City Hall, this is a heartbreaking but spirit-lifting tale about how Belfast people experience the biggest things in life: birth, marriage and death.

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Transsexual Teen, Beauty Queen

Transsexual Teen, Beauty Queen

  • Producer/Director:Dan Murdoch
  • Executive Producers:Alex Cooke, Harry Lansdown
  • Production Company:Renegade Pictures
  • First shown:20 November 2012; BBC Three

Following the world’s youngest transsexual as she attempts to win Miss England and draw attention to the challenges she’s faced to become her true self. From bullying to suicide attempts, surgery to the catwalk, follow one girl’s brave attempt to achieve acceptance for who she really is.

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Sky Atlantic Best Student Documentary

Beach Boy

Beach Boy

  • Producer/Director:Emil Langballe
  • Editor:John Murphy
  • Institution:National Film and Television School
  • First shown:27 February 2013; BFI Southbank

Filmmaker Emil Langballe describes what appears to be a budding romance between the young Kenyan boy Juma and a middle aged British woman, in a real-life version of the feature film by Ulrich Seidl Paradise: Love, set in Kenya, whose sex tourism trade promises women a romantic idyll, but all they hear are compassionate lies. Beach Boy recently won the award for Best Short Documentary at the prestigious Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

Boys

Boys

  • Director:Marc Williamson
  • Producers:Marc Williamson, Emma Lamont
  • Institution:National Film and Television School
  • First shown:27 February 2013; BFI Southbank

The story of two boys entering adolescence whose hard knocks in life have led them to Muntham House, a boarding school for the 'maladjusted'. Ben thinks his target of managing his feelings is bullshit and Cole spends most of his time acting out to hide his illiteracy; not the best start for two teenage boys who have been deemed unfit for mainstream society.

Red Dust

Red Dust

  • Producer/Director:Ilona Kacieja
  • Executive Producers:Noe Mendelle, Emma Davie
  • Institution:Edinburgh College of Art
  • First shown:29 April 2013; Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh University

Red Dust is a creative, yet hard-hitting, journalistic style, environmental human rights, documentary. It tells the story of Ravenscraig Steelworks, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, in terms of the pollution related illnesses, suffered and still being suffered by former workers, residents, and their children. The film reveals the former Ravenscriag Steelworks site is still possibly contaminated, yet paradoxically, it is Europe's biggest post-industrial, eco-village regeneration project.

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Sodiq

Sodiq

  • Producer/Director:Adeyemi Michael
  • Institution:National Film and Television School
  • First shown:27 February 2013; BFI Southbank

Sodiq dreamt of going to University and becoming a doctor in 2008. Fast-forward five years he is on trial for murder. Director Adeyemi having a unique bond with Sodiq set up a football team on their council estate together, and made a film in 2008 celebrating Sodiq’s dream of becoming a doctor, stating at the time, he didn’t want to end up in jail.

Clockwork Capital Documentary Presenter of the Year

GRAYSON PERRY

GRAYSON PERRY for All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry

  • Production Company:Seneca Productions
  • First shown:5 June 2012; Channel 4
LOU FERRANTE

LOU FERRANTE for Inside the Gangsters Code

  • Production Company:NERD TV
  • First shown:27 February 2013; Discovery
MARY BEARD

MARY BEARD for Meet the Romans with Mary Beard

  • Production Company:Lion Television
  • First shown:1 May 2012; BBC Two
RICH HALL

RICH HALL for Rich Hall Inventing the Indian

  • Production Company:Open Mike Manchester
  • First shown:28 October 2012; BBC Four
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