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Best Feature Documentary - Best Short Documentary (Award Value: $15,000, $5,000) : Feature winner will receive a $15,000 credit with Panavision. Short winner will receive a $5,000 credit with Panavision. Sponsor: Panavision
Emerging Non-Fiction Filmmaker (Award Value: $5,000): This award will go to the documentary filmmaker that shows the most promise for a successful career. Typically this would be a first-time feature filmmaker but it could also be a filmmaker that has a larger body of short film work. Sponsor: Panavision
Best Domestic/International Documentary (Award Value: $5,000): If the Best Feature is awarded to an International film then this award will be given to the Best Domestic Documentary. If the Best Feature is awarded to a Domestic film then this award will be given to the Best International Documentary. Sponsor: Panavision
Denton Award (Award Value: $500 cash or cash value): prize for the best feature or short documentary with a 'connection' to Denton County, Texas. A 'connection' can be any tie-in related to the People, Places, and Spirit of Denton County. Here are a few clear-cut examples: the filmmaker was born or currently resides in Denton County, the film's main character was born in or currently resides in Denton County, or the film features a Denton County location or individual city/community.
Best Student Short Doc Award (Award Value: $500): Short documentaries which are labelled as a Student project are eligible for this prize.