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Mark Achbar

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Mark Achbar is a Canadian documentary film director, focusing mainly on progressive political issues.

Awards

For "Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media":

BEST POLITICAL DOCUMENTARY 1994 “Hot Docs” Film Festival, Toronto • GOLD CONCH 1993 Bombay International Film Festival • CRITICS PRIZE 1993 Bombay International Film Festival • GOLD SESTERCE (Grand Prize) 1992 Nyon International Documentary Film Festival • SPECIAL MENTION, FIPRESCI INTERNATIONAL PRESS JURY 1992 Nyon International Documentary Film Festival • SPECIAL MENTION, PUBLIC JURY 1992 Nyon International Documentary Film Festival • FEDERAL EXPRESS AWARD FOR MOST POPULAR CANADIAN FILM 1992 Vancouver International Film Festival •GOLD HUGO (Best Social/Political Documentary) 1992 Chicago International Film Festival • SPECIAL MENTION, UNANIMOUS JURY AWARD 1992 Toronto International Festival of Festivals• JURY PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE 1992 Atlantic Film Festival • PUBLIC’S “MOST LOVED” DOCUMENTARY 1992 Sydney International Film Festival • 1992 “PINKIE” AWARD Australia • GOLD APPLE 1993 National Educational Film and Video Festival •HONOURABLE MENTION 1993 American Film and Video Festival • DIRECTOR'S CHOICE AWARD 1993 Charlotte Film and Video Festival • Voted "BEST OF THE FESTIVAL " by public 1993 Edmonton Global Visions Film Festival • 1993 ORWELL AWARD (USA) • BEST DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR New Internationalist Magazine • AWARD OF DISTINCTION Wondertree Virtual High

For "The Corporation":

Best Documentary The Genie Awards, 2005

Genesis Award for Outstanding Documentary Film United States Humane Society

Audience Award for Best Feature Length Film Ecocinema International Film Festival, Rhodes

Best Feature Documentary Environmental Media Association Awards

Reel Room Audience Award for Best Documentary Sydney Film Festival

Joris Ivens Special Jury Award International Documentary Festival, Amsterdam

NFB Best Documentary Award Calgary International Film Festival

Best Feature Length Documentary Ecocinema International Film Festival, Rhodes

Top Ten Films of the Year Toronto International Film Festival Group

Best Documentary Program or Series - History/Biography/Social/Political Leo Award

Best Direction in a Documentary Program or Series Leo Award

Best Screenwriting in a Documentary Program or Series Leo Award

Best Picture Editing in a Documentary Program or Series Leo Award

Best Overall Sound in a Documentary Program or Series Leo Award

Best Sound Editing in a Documentary Program or Series Leo Award

Best Documentary (1st runner-up) Seattle International Film Festival

Special Jury Mention Montreal New Film And Video Festival

Audience Award, World Cinema, Documentary Sundance Film Festival

Audience Award Philadelphia International Film Festival

Audience Award Vancouver International Film Festival

Audience Award Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival

Audience Award FIC Brasilia International Film Festival

Audience Award (1st runner-up) Calgary International Film Festival

Audience Award (1st runner-up) Toronto International Film Festival

Films