2006 International Documentary Challenge Results

Grand Prize Winner,
2006 International Documentary Challenge
Best Use Of Social Issue/Political Genre
Relatively Free
Team: Gotanda
Produced & Directed by: Alessandro Cassigoli & Dalia Castel
Rome, Italy
Genre: Social Issue/Political


Best Directing
Best Use Of Music Genre

Volumen
Team: Walkabout Workshop
Director: Damon Ristau
Missoula, Montana, USA
Genre: Music


Best Editing
Un-Natural State
Team: Worthy Foes
Editor: Adam Lingo
Washington, DC, USA
Genre: Nature

Best Writing, Best Original Song
Star Spangled Blues
Team: High Plains Films
Writer: Gita Saedi
Music by Ned Mudd
Missoula, Montana, USA
Genre: 1st Person

Best Cinematography, Best Use Of Experimental Genre, Best Use Of Time/Date Stamp
Lao Shan Lao Yin
Team: Beijing Dreams
Director of Photography: Jakob Mader
Beijing, China
Genre: Experimental

Best Soundtrack, Best Use Of "Freedom" Theme
My Small Piece of Land
Team: The Galileus Group
Music by Waji Bernat
Tel-Aviv, Israel
Genre: Nature

Best Use Of 1st Person Genre
Relative Freedom
Team: Whoretoculture Films
Washington DC, USA

Best Use Of Historical Genre
Chains
Team: Reel Roots
Los Angeles, California, USA

Best Use Of Sports Genre
Cockers
Team: Roll 'em
Koror, Palau

Best Use Of Nature Genre
They Once Ruled
Team: IVAN & JAMES
Alexandria, Virginia, USA

Best Use Of Direct Cinema Genre
When the Spirit Moves You
Team: Hang Her Films
Marina Del Ray, California, USA

Best Use Of Character Study Genre
As Long As It Takes
Mack/Grumet Productions
Washington, DC, USA

Best Use Of Biography Genre
Whitfield
Smoke and Mirror Productions
Missoula, Montana, USA


Special Judges Awards

IDC "Original Vision" Award
Vanish
Team: Merlinians
South Wales, UK
Genre: 1st Person

Best Inspirational Film
Blind Ambitions
Team: The Blue Stomata
Delano, Minnesota, USA
Genre: Character Study

Best Use Of Hubcaps By A Subject
Little Brooklyn
Team: RAINLake
New York, New York, USA
Genre: Biography
(Watch on Current TV)

IDC Finalist
Homeless Karaoke
Team: NN Productions
Los Angeles, California, USA;
Genre: First Person
(This film was accepted into PBS’ Independent Lens Online Shorts Festival! Watch and vote for it on the Independent Lens site.)

IDC Finalist
Paving the Way
Team: Linked
Los Angeles, California, USA
Genre: Sports
(Watch on Current TV)

IDC Finalist
Riding on Impulse
Team: Three Blind Mice
Missoula, Montana, USA
Genre: Sports


More IDC Films

Band Marino
Team: Blue Maria Productions
Miami, Florida, USA
Genre: Music

Chuck Keen
Team: Alaska Robotics
Juneau, Alaska, USA
Genre: Biography

The Coach's Daughter
Team: Excitingland
Missoula, Montana, USA
Genre: Sports

Compression
Team: Enfocus
Redondo Beach, California, USA
Genre: Social Issue/Political

Divided We Fall
Team: Milford Men
Long Beach, California, USA
Genre: Social Issue/Political

Eminent Domain
Team: Communications High School
Tinton Falls, New Jersey, USA
Genre: Social Issue/Political

Faceless: The Evolution of American Freedom
Team: Bada Bing!
Burr Ridge, Illinois, USA
Genre: Historical

Fightin’ Iowa Style
Team: Eastern DMA's
Urbana, Iowa, USA
Genre: Direct Cinema

Flight Animal
Team: Willamette Valley Film Collective
Monmouth, Oregon, USA
Genre: Sports

Free Enterprise
Team: adhocdocs
Helena, Montana, USA
Genre: Historical

Free Like the Acoma Pueblo
Team: rawwfilms
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Genre: Music

Freedom Bound
Team: Hiawatha's Mother Productions
Wenonah, New Jersey, USA
Genre: Experimental

Freedom Dance
Team: seegood
Royal Oak, Michigan, USA
Genre: 1st Person

The Freedom to
Team: Last Minute Films
Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
Genre: Direct Cinema

Freedomcracy
Team: ORALE
Mexico City, Mexico
Genre: Historical

George
Team: Jennings Experiential High School
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Genre: Character Study

Going Coastal
Team: Hard Ten Films
Indian Wells, California, USA
Genre: Experimental

Her River
Team: Nutshell Productions
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Genre: Character Study

Holiday House
Team: Playomatic
Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
Genre: Character Study

The Immigrant Who Seized Freedom
Team: Lorraine Florido
Davie, Florida, USA
Genre: Biography

Keep on Creepin' On
Team: Beatific Vision
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Genre: Biography
(Watch on Current TV)

Ladylike: Women in Rugby
Team: Fawn Mountain Films
Boerne, Texas, USA
Genre: Sports

Lead the Way
Team: Reel Video
Abilene, Texas, USA
Genre: Nature

The Mack Train
Team: Lucky Shot
Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
Genre: Direct Cinema

Miami Hope
Team: 2 Guys Entertainment, Inc.
Boynton Beach, Florida, USA
Genre: Direct Cinema

The Middle of Somewhere
Team: Here Comes Two
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Genre: Character Study

Missed Connections
Team: Precision
Washington DC, USA
Genre: Social Issue/Political

Nathaniel
Team: Birthday Girlz
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Genre: Direct Cinema

Note by Note
Team: Tempest
Dallas, Texas, USA,
Genre: Music

A Portrait of Leonid Afremov
Team: Palm Beach Community College
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA
Genre: Biography

Rose City Rumble
Team: Atypical Blueprint
Portland, Oregon, USA
Genre: Sports
(Watch on Current TV)

The Soundtracks of Life
Team: Cellar Door Productions
Seattle, Washington, USA
Genre: Music

The South Central Farm: Urban Symbiosis
Team: Nuwzdoodz
Gardena, California, USA
Genre: Historical

Talon the Warlord: IT Specialist
Team: Houston Women In Film & Television
Kingwood, Texas, USA
Genre: Character Study

This Place
Team: Kemo Sabes
Florissant, Missouri, USA
Genre: 1st Person

Tokiwa
Team: Masked Men
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Genre: Direct Cinema

A Voice of Strength
Team: Plum Picker Productions
Winter Park, Florida, USA
Genre: Character Study