2014 Awards

The Jonathan Daniels Award celebrates the fusion of great artistic merit and social awareness.

2014 Recipient Edet Belzberg
edet belzberg, director and producer, watchers in the sky
Edet Belzberg’s films are distinguished by her choice of subject, in-depth treatment of place, and elegant storytelling. The MacArthur Foundation, in selecting Belzberg as a MacArthur Fellow and recipient of its grant, praised her for her “graceful and insightful” films.

Belzberg’s directorial debut, “Children Underground”, was nominated for an Academy Award® and won the Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Prize, the International Documentary Association’s Documentary Award, and the Gotham Awards’ Documentary Achievement Prize, among many others. Her film “The Recruiter” had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and its television premiere on HBO. It was awarded a DuPont-Columbia University Award for broadcast journalism.

Read about her film, “Watchers of the Sky”, co-directed and produced by Edet Belzberg.

This year’s Jonathan Daniel’s Award is made possible through Antioch University New England, and the Martin Luther King Jr. / Jonathan Daniels Committee of Keene which exists to celebrate and honor the significance of the lives of Martin Luther King Jr. and Jonathan Daniels, and to promote the principles of social justice, non-violence, equality, and multiculturalism through educational programs, community service and public events. “Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Join the movement to give back to your community as we work to make Keene and the Monadnock Region a thriving community of greatness.

Audience Choice Award – Best Feature Film

Please Be Normal Director: Haik Kocharian


Audience Choice Award – Best Short Film

Me + Her Director: Joseph Oxford