AWARDS

Since 2007, the quality of the Why Democracy? films has been recognised by acclaimed international film festivals and organisations. In addition to winning an Academy Award, the Why Democracy? films have won other prestigious awards such as Best Director at the Sundance Film Festival and Best Documentary at the Banff World Television Festival. 

THE WHY DEMOCRACY PROJECT

  • 2008 European Broadcasting Union, Golden Link Award for Documentary Co-production
  • 2008 Nominated for the Adolf Grimme TV Prize

BLOODY CARTOONS

  • 2008 Radio Television of Kosova, Special Prize

CAMPAIGN! THE KAWASAKI CANDIDATE

  • 2008 Peabody Award

DINNER WITH THE PRESIDENT

  • 2008 UAE International Documentary Competition in the United Arab Emirates, Grand Award

FOR GOD, TSAR AND THE FATHERLAND

  • 2008 Sundance Film Festival, Best Director

IRON LADIES OF LIBERIA

  • 2008 Banff World Television Festival, Best Documentary
  • 2008 One World Film Festival, Student Jury Prize
  • 2008 One World Media Awards, MDG Award
  • 2008 Festival di Cinema Africano, Verona, Nigrizia Award
  • 2008 Banff World Television Festival, Best Political Documentary
  • 2008 AFI Dallas, Target Documentary Feature Award

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  • 2007 Traverse City Film Festival, Founders Prize
  • 2007 DOCNZ, Best Medium Length Documentary
  • 2007 Silverdocs Film Festival, Sterling Feature Award
  • 2007 DOCNZ, Best Educational Documentary
  • 2008 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Working Films Award
  • 2008 Jackson Hole Film Festival, Best Documentary
  • 2008 Danish TV Oscar
  • 2008 Ashland Independent Film Festival, Best Documentary
  • 2008 Grierson Award, Most Entertaining Documentary
  • 2008 Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, 2nd Prize, Documentary Film, Children’s Jury
  • 2008 Taiwan International Children’s Film Festival, Special Jury Prize
  • 2008 Roshd International Film Festival, Golden Stature
  • 2008 International Emmy Nomination for Best Documentary
  • 2008 Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, 1st Prize, Documentary Film, Adult Jury
  • 2008 10th Seoul International Youth Film Festival, SIYFF Eyes Award

TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE

  • 2007 Peabody Award
  • 2007 Tribeca Film Festival, Best Documentary
  • 2008 Academy Award, Best Documentary Feature
  • 2008 Monte Carlo, Best News Documentary