Kim Longinotto receives 2010 Outstanding Achievement Award

     |    Wednesday, der 20. January 2010

Kim Longinotto Named 2010 Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient

The Hot Docs Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has chosen celebrated UK filmmaker Kim Longinotto as the recipient of its Outstanding Achievement Award, which will be presented at the Hot Docs Awards Presentation on Friday, May 7, at the Isabel Bader Theatre. As part of the honour, Hot Docs will screen a retrospective during the 17th annual Festival, April 29-May 9, celebrating Longinotto’s distinguished career.

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Internationally acclaimed director Kim Longinotto is one of the pre-eminent documentary filmmakers working today, renowned for creating extraordinary human portraits and tackling controversial topics with sensitivity and compassion. Longinotto’s rich filmography includes SISTERS IN LAW (2005), winner of a 2008 Peabody Award and two awards in Cannes; THE DAY I WILL NEVER FORGET (2003), which won the Amnesty International DOEN Award at IDFA and Best Doc UK Spotlight at Hot Docs; the recent HOLD ME TIGHT, LET ME GO (2007), winner of the IDFA Special Jury Prize; The BAFTA award-winning DIVORCE IRANIAN STYLE (1998); winner of Best Documentary at Films de Femmes, Creteil; and SHINJUKU BOYS (1995), winner for Outstanding Documentary at the San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Her recent film, ROUGH AUNTIES, screened at Hot Docs in 2009 and was chosen by audiences as one of the top ten favourites of the year. ROUGH AUNTIES won the World Cinema Jury Prize in Documentary at Sundance in 2009.