Berlin, Germany, 10 August 2018 – James Higginson, of Avonbiehl UG, has won four(4) prestigious Awards of Excellence from The Impact DOCS Awards Competition for his latest documentary feature, DEVOUT. The awards were as follows:
Award of Excellence: Documentary Feature
Award of Excellence: Cinematography
Award of Excellence: Original Score(Composed by Roland Hackl)
Award of Excellence: Sound Editing / Sound Mixing
DEVOUT features exceptional interviews, cinematography, locations, visuals, sound design and original score.
“I am personally thrilled to have DEVOUT recognized in 4 catagories. DEVOUT is a very special film that exposes the lives of the monks living in the remote Dzama Valley of the country of Georgia. Our international team was dedicated to work toward bringing the most beautiful film possible to the screen. I am very proud of their work and as Producer/Director/Cinematographer thankful for the recognition, specifically the winners, Roland Hackl- Composer, André Zacher-Sound Designer/Mixer/Editor, and my Associate-Producer-Slawomir Zienowicz.“ -James Higginson-
Impact DOCS recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Documentaries were received from 30 countries, including veteran award winning filmmakers and fresh new talent. Entries were judged by highly qualified and award winning professionals in the film and television industry.
In winning an Impact DOCS award, James Higginson joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award including the Oscar winning director Louie Psihoyos for his 2016 Best of Show – Racing Extinction, Oscar winner Yael Melamede for (Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies, and Emmy Award winner Gerald Rafshoon for Endless Corridors narrated by Oscar winner Jeremy Irons, and many more.
Rick Prickett, who chairs Impact DOCS, had this to say about the latest winners, “ “The judges and I were simply blown away by the variety and immensely important documentaries we screened. Impact DOCS is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world from powerhouse companies to remarkable new talent. Impact DOCS helps set the standard for craft and creativity as well as power catalysts for global change. The goal of Impact DOCS is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve for their dedication and work.”