The votes are in and the winners have been announced in a ceremony held at Sheffield Crucible Theatre this morning. Sean McAllister’s A Syrian Love Story, a moving five-year portrait of a family of Syrians displaced and driven into exile, with McAllister himself at the heart of the story as he is arrested and sees his footage confiscated, wins the Grand Jury prize. Jerry Rothwell’s archival triumph on the birth of Greenpeace, How to Change the World, wins the Environmental Award while Marc Silver’s 3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets bags the Youth Jury Award for its powerful meditation on racial politics and structural inequality in the US. For the full list of winners, please see below.

Inspiration Award
Heather Croall

Tim Hetherington Award
Cartel Land (Matthew Heineman)

Grand Jury Award
A Syrian Love Story (Sean McAllister)

Environmental Award
How to Change the World (Jerry Rothwell)

Youth Jury Award
3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets (Marc Silver)

Student Doc Award
Archipelago (Benjamin Huguet)

Short Doc Award
Starting Point (Michael Szczesniak)

Interactive Award
Disney Animated (
Dave Bossert, Theodore Gray)

In the Dark Audio Award 2015
The Woman on Ice (Rikke Houd, Third Ear)

Check back on HeyUGuys in the coming days for more reviews and coverage of this year’s event.