30 MARCH 2015
We were deeply honoured to win FIVE 2015 IDPA (Indian Documentary Producers Association) Awards tonight in Bombay!!
Many thanks to the various juries and to the IDPA from everyone associated with Fire in the Blood !!
Fire in the Blood is named Best Documentary Feature at the Montréal international Black Film Festival (MIBFF)!
Fire in the Blood has won the Grand Jury Award (main prize) at the White Sands international Film Festival in New Mexico!!
Fire in the Blood is named Best Documentary at the International Film Festival of Kashmir (IFFK) in Srinigar!
Fire in the Blood wins the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 16th Fairy Tales International Queer Film Festival in Calgary, Canada!
Dylan Mohan Gray wins the Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagari Award for "Best Debut Film for a Director" at the biennial Mumbai International Film Festival 2014 for Fire in the Blood
The jury citation read as follows:
"An amazing feat for a first-time filmmaker who organises well-researched and compelling evidence to expose how the corporate world of pharma is complicit in the genocidal murder of those who are priced out of existence. Its direct approach builds an argument that is not only striking, revealing and outrageous, but simply necessary. The jury wishes to add that had this not been a first-time film, we would have still found a way to award it."
The jury citation said in part: "The western pharmaceutical industry prevents the manufacture of generic (affordable non-brand name) drugs and decides who may live and who must die. The omnipotence of the industrial associations (in this case the WTO - World Trade Organisation) is very well researched and made appallingly clear. A film that serves as a call to arms.”
Fire in the Blood was shortlisted for the 2013 Grierson British Documentary Awards in the category "Best Cinema Documentary". This year's will be the 41st edition of the Griersons, widely regarded as the world's leading stand-alone awards for documentary film. Films from all countries are eligible, so long as they have been exhibited in the UK.
In a unanimous decision by the jury, Fire in the Blood won the 2013 DOXA Feature Documentary Award (main prize) at DOXA in Vancouver.
The jury citation said in part: "Fire in the Blood is truly outstanding. The real story of the struggle to make HIV and AIDS drugs available and affordable for the world's poor is nothing like the headlines we've read. It is both a heart-breaking and a heart-warming story all in the same film and it is elevated by exceptional access to captivating moments of deep humanity and emotion."
See the full jury citation here
Fire in the Blood won the 2013 Justice Matters Award at the 27th Washington DC International Film Festival, with the jury noting "This critically important film demonstrates that the struggle to bring affordable life-saving medicines to those in desperate need is an ongoing fight"