Better This World nominated for Grierson Award

The 55th BFI London Film Festival has announced the shortlist and jury for 2011 Festival Awards including The Grierson Award for Best Documentary. The Awards will take place at LSO St Luke’s on 26 October.

A partnership between the Grierson Trust and the Festival, The Grierson Award for Best Documentary recognises outstanding feature-length documentaries of integrity, originality, technical excellence or cultural significance. The Award is presented in commemoration of John Grierson. Two-time BAFTA winner Adam Curtis will chair the jury, which also includes documentary filmmaker Kim Longinotto, and Grierson Trustees Mandy Changand Charlotte Moore.

This year’s shortlist is:

  • BERNADETTE: NOTES ON A POLITICAL JOURNEY
    Lelia Doolan, Ireland
  • BETTER THIS WORLD
    Katie Galloway, Kelly Duane de la Vega, USA
  • THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975
    Goran Hugo Olsson, Sweden/USA
  • DRAGONSLAYER
    Tristan Patterson
  • DREAMS OF A LIFE
    Carol Morley, UK/Ireland
  • INTO THE ABYSS: A TALE OF DEATH, A TALE OF LIFE
    Werner Herzog
  • LAST DAYS HERE
    Don Argott & Demian Fenton, USA
  • WHORES’ GLORY
    Michael Glawogger, Austria/Germany