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'3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets' Wins Youth Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest


Participant's 3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets has won the Sheffield Youth Jury Award at the Sheffield Doc/Fest. The youth jury noted that director Marc Silver’s documentary is “a film that is not only politically significant, but valuable as a work of cinematic art. It examined one of the key issues of current affairs: how structural inequality is intuitionally enshrined in global society."

Syrian Love Story' wins Sheffield Doc/Fest prize

Other winners include a film about the early years of Greenpeace and US documentary 3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets.

Screen International  - June 10, 2015

By Michael Rosser

 

Sean McAllister’s A Syrian Love Story has won the Grand Jury prize at Sheffield Doc/Fest (June 5-10).

Acclaimed British documentary filmmaker McAllister, whose credits include The Liberace in Baghdad and The Reluctant Revolutionary, shot the feature over four years. Read more here.

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