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Roger Ross Williams

Career Achievement Award

Roger Ross Williams is an Oscar and Emmy award-winning director, producer and writer and the first African American director to win an Academy Award ®, with his film Music By Prudence.


Cecilia Aldarondo

Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award

Cecilia Aldarondo is a documentary director-producer from the Puerto Rican diaspora who works at the intersection of poetics and politics.


Jean Tsien

Pioneer Award

Jean Tsien has been working in documentary film for over 35 years, first as an editor, and then over time, as a story consultant, producer and as an executive producer.


Ronan Farrow

Truth to Power Award

Ronan Farrow is an investigative reporter and a contributing writer to The New Yorker. He is also currently producing documentaries for HBO.


Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh

Courage Under Fire Award

Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh are the award-winning director team behind Courage With Fire, their debut documentary feature that told the story of the reporters behind India's only newspaper run by Dalit (‘low caste’) women.