Documentary Competition Award Winners (2018)
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HIFF 2018

 Documentary Competition

Discover thrilling new talent in our prestigious Competition section. Each year, the HIFF Awards honor emerging filmmakers from all over the world, representing cinema’s next wave of groundbreaking film artists.

Best Documentary Short Film:

Directed by Nara Normande, 14 minutes
A beloved friendship is gorgeously memorialized in sand from the Brazilian beaches of the filmmaker’s childhood.

Best Documentary Feature Film:

Directed by Alexis Bloom, 104 minutes
At the time of his death in May 2017, a mere four months after the inauguration of Donald Trump, Former Fox News head Roger Ailes left behind undoubtedly one of the largest legacies of any individual on the American political landscape. Looking at the legacy of the man who was both the leading strategist behind the election of numerous Republican presidents and one of the first larger-than-life figures to be taken out of power by accusations of sexual misconduct, filmmaker Alexis Bloom sheds light on the multitude of ways in which the story of Ailes’s rise to power reflects the story of the modern Republican party, as well as the disquieting history of abuse that followed it.

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