The eight-film Why Poverty? project, ITV’s explosive The Other Side of Jimmy Savile exposé, and HBO’s Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present are among the documentary honorees for the 72nd annual Peabody Awards.
The full list of honorees, announced today by the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, was chosen by the Peabody board as representing the best in electronic media for the year 2012.
The next film from award winning director Frida Kempff is now being developed with support from MEDIA Development and the Swedish Film Institute (Cecilia Lidin), and co-produced by Les films du balibari (FRA) and Admoeit Film (DK). The director will be shooting in Toronto, Canada, during February and March 2013.
Frida Kempff won the Jury Prize in the official selection in Cannes in 2010 with her short documentary, Bathing Micky. Humania is Frida’s first feature length documentary.
The Guerilla Son is selected for the competition at Seminici, in Valladolid, Spain, as the only Swedish documentary. The Guerilla Son is the only Swedish doumentary selected for the competition this year. Read more here.
Valladolid International Film Festival (also known as Seminci or Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid) is a film festival held annually in Valladolid, Spain since 1956. Seminci is one of Europe’s oldest film festivals, and with a genuine concern for the art of cinema, for film-making and film-makers rather than the more obvious commercial or glamorous aspects of the industry, the festival has built up an identity of its own – equally attractive to enthusiasts, professionals and the media.
Jury’s motivation: “The jury has chosen The Guerilla Son for an Honorable Mention because of its creative approach to dealing with the weight of memory and the role it plays in defining our relationsships and expectations. At the same time it is a poignant film about the love between a father and a son.”