Young Guns 14 WINNERS

2016: In a bold departure from recent years, Young Guns 14 returned the award to its roots. The awards eschewed a call for entries in favor of a nomination process where esteemed cultural influencers would choose cutting-edge creatives, who would then be selected by a panel of judges made up of industry heavyweights and previous Young Guns winners. The end result? A class of 30 winners representing eight different countries and an eclectic array of discipline

The Cube, which was unveiled at the September 17, 2016 ceremony, was created by luxury audio brand Master & Dynamic, under the guidance of designer and YG8 winner Nicole Jacek.

 

Elaine Sheldon

Elaine McMillion Sheldon is an award-winning documentary maker and media artist who works across mediums-non-linear and linear-to tell non-fiction stories for audiences on multiple platforms. Sheldon received a 2013 Peabody award, a 2014 World Press Photo Multimedia award, and a 2014 News & Documentary Emmy nomination for her interactive documentary "Hollow," which examines the future of rural America through the eyes and voices of Appalachians. In 2010, she co-directed and co-produced "The Lower 9," a feature-length documentary about residents who returned to The Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, five years after Hurricane Katrina. She is currently in-production on "Rescue Breath (Working Title)," feature-length documentary about individuals rediscovering their lives after opioid addiction. She is the co-creator of "She Does," a bi-weekly audio documentary series that documents creative women's journeys. "She Does" won a 2016 Communicator Award of Excellence from The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. In 2016, she was named one of Chicken & Egg's "Breakthrough Filmmakers," and in 2013 was named one of the "25 New Faces of Independent Film" by Filmmaker Magazine and a Future of Storytelling Fellow. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Mashable, The Atlantic, LA Times, Huffington Post, and The Bitter Southerner. Sheldon is a founding member of All Y'all Southern Documentary Collective.

 

 

 

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