Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Documentary

The Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Documentary Film is an annual award, presented by the Vancouver Film Critics Circle to the film judged by its members as the best international documentary film of the year. It is separate from the Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Canadian Documentary, presented to Canadian documentary films.

Winners and nomineesEdit

Year Film Director Ref.
2009 Anvil! The Story of Anvil Sacha Gervasi [1]
The Cove Louie Psihoyos [2]
Food, Inc. Robert Kenner [2]
2010 Exit Through the Gift Shop Banksy [3]
Inside Job Charles Ferguson [4]
Waiting for "Superman" Davis Guggenheim [4]
2011 Cave of Forgotten Dreams Werner Herzog [5]
The Interrupters Steve James [6]
Nostalgia for the Light Patricio Guzmán [6]
Project Nim James Marsh [6]
Surviving Progress Mathieu Roy, Harold Crooks [6]
2012 Searching for Sugar Man Malik Bendjelloul [7]
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry Alison Klayman [8]
How to Survive a Plague David France [8]
2013 The Act of Killing Joshua Oppenheimer [9]
Blackfish Gabriela Cowperthwaite [10]
West of Memphis Amy J. Berg [10]
2014 The Overnighters Jesse Moss [11]
Citizenfour Laura Poitras [12]
Virunga Orlando von Einsiedel [12]
2015 Amy Asif Kapadia [13]
Cartel Land Matthew Heineman [14]
Going Clear Alex Gibney [14]
2016 Cameraperson Kirsten Johnson [15]
13th Ava DuVernay [16]
O.J.: Made in America Ezra Edelman [16]
2017 Ex Libris: The New York Public Library Frederick Wiseman [17]
Faces Places (Visages Villages) Agnès Varda, JR [18]
Jane Brett Morgen [18]
2018 Minding the Gap Bing Liu [19]
Free Solo Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin [20]
Won't You Be My Neighbor? Morgan Neville [20]
2019 Honeyland Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov [21]
Apollo 11 Todd Douglas Miller [22]
For Sama Waad Al-Khateab, Edward Watts [22]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vancouver critics pick I Killed My Mother". CBC News, January 13, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Craig Takeuchi, "Vancouver Film Critics Circle: Up in the Air, J'ai tué ma mí¨re lead nominations". The Georgia Straight, January 4, 2010.
  3. ^ "Incendies, Barney’s lead Vancouver Critics Awards". Playback, January 11, 2011.
  4. ^ a b Glen Schaefer, "Incendies gets five nods from Vancouver film critics". The Province, January 4, 2011.
  5. ^ "Vancouver critics name The Artist top film of 2011". The Globe and Mail, January 10, 2012.
  6. ^ a b c d "VFCC Announces 12th Annual Award Nominees". Vancouver Film Critics Circle, January 2, 2012.
  7. ^ "Beyond the Black Rainbow, War Witch win at Vancouver critics awards". Playback, January 8, 2013.
  8. ^ a b "2013 VFCC Nominees Announced!". Vancouver Film Critics Circle, December 27, 2012.
  9. ^ "The Dirties cleans up in Vancouver; Film critics give top prizes to Matt Johnson, 12 Years a Slave". Edmonton Journal, January 9, 2014.
  10. ^ a b "And the 2014 VFCC nominees are...". Vancouver Film Critics Circle, December 22, 2013.
  11. ^ "Tu dors Nicole and Mommy top Canadian winners at Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards". The Georgia Straight, January 6, 2015.
  12. ^ a b "2015 Nominees Announced". Vancouver Film Critics Circle, December 22, 2014.
  13. ^ "Vancouver Film Critics Honour ‘Haida Gwaii’". Point of View, January 7, 2016.
  14. ^ a b "2016 Nominees Announced". Vancouver Film Critics Circle, December 14, 2015.
  15. ^ "Hello Destroyer wins big with VFCC". Playback, January 11, 2017.
  16. ^ a b "2017 Nominees Announced". Vancouver Film Critics Circle, December 16, 2016.
  17. ^ "Never Steady, Never Still takes the big prizes at the Vancouver Film Critics Circle awards". The Georgia Straight, January 9, 2018.
  18. ^ a b "2018 Nominees Announced". Vancouver Film Critics Circle, December 15, 2017.
  19. ^ "Vancouver Film Critics Circle names Edge of the Knife top Canadian feature film". Toronto Star, January 8, 2019.
  20. ^ a b Josh Cabrita, "2019 Nominees Announced". Vancouver Film Critics Circle, December 14, 2018.
  21. ^ "Vancouver film critics award 'The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open'". Tri-City News, January 7, 2020.
  22. ^ a b Adrian Mack, "Marriage Story dominates Vancouver Film Critics Circle noms". The Georgia Straight, December 13, 2019.