Awards for América and Minding the Gap at Doc/Fest

After taking six films up north to the UK's biggest documentary film we returned with three awards in tow. 

The newly acquired América was awarded the Illuminate Award this year. The film is a charming Mexican adventure about three mismatched brothers and their 93-year-old grandmother in a film about family ties.

Minding the Gap won two awards at Sheffield Doc/Fest. The first award given to the film was the New Talent Award. This award celebrates the work of up and coming filmmakers. The second award given was the Doc Audience Award. This award was voted for by the audience after they saw the films.  

Audiences were inspired by three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown as they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.

Under The Wire went down a storm, receiving a standing ovation at its world premiere and ranking third for the fest's prestigious Audience Award. The film was recvied by Screen Daily at its debut and was described as "gripping". Read the Screen Daily review here.

Our full Sheffield Doc/Fest lineup also featuredThe Eyes of Orson Welles, Commander Arian, Generation Wealth, and Have You Seen The Listers?.