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 Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker who explores stories of identity, roots, survival, resilience, and hope. Sheldon is the director of "Heroin(e)" a Netflix Original Documentary short that follows three women fighting the opioid crisis in Huntington, West Virginia. "Heroin(e)" was nominated for a 2018 Academy Award and a 2018 Emmy. Her debut feature documentary, "Recovery Boys," which documents the lives of four men working to transform their lives after years of addiction, premiered at the 2018 Hot Docs Documentary Film Festival. In 2013, she released "Hollow," an interactive documentary that examines the future of rural America through the eyes and voices of West Virginians. Hollow received a Peabody, Emmy nomination and 3rd Prize in the World Press Photo Multimedia Awards. In 2016, Chicken & Egg Pictures awarded her with the inaugural "Breakthrough Filmmaker" award. Sheldon was a 2013 Future of Storytelling Fellow, and named one of the "25 New Faces of Independent Film" by Filmmaker Magazine and one of "50 People Changing The South" by Southern Living Magazine. She's a founding member of All Y'all Southern Documentary Collective. She has been commissioned by Frontline PBS, PBS NewsHour, Center for Investigative Reporting, New York Times Op-Docs, TEDWomen, Field of Vision, Mashable, The Washington Post, and The Bitter Southerner. She was recently named a 2018 USA Fellow by United States Artists.
Abandoned Storefront Photo Exhibit Agency: Elaine McMillion Sheldon Client: Hollow Documentary Category: YG14 Year: 2016
Dan Cortez Agency: Elaine McMillion Sheldon Client: Dirty Dishes (band) Category: YG14 Year: 2016
Disaster Resilience Journal Agency: Elaine McMillion Sheldon Client: Helios Design Labs Category: YG14 Year: 2016
For Seamus Agency: Elaine McMillion Sheldon Client: The New York Times Op-Docs Category: YG14 Year: 2016
Forager Agency: Elaine McMillion Sheldon Client: The Bitter Southener Category: YG14 Year: 2016
Hollow Agency: Elaine McMillion Sheldon Client: Requisite Media, LLC Category: YG14 Year: 2016
Out My Window: Albania Agency: Elaine McMillion Sheldon Client: Personal Project Category: YG14 Year: 2016
She Does Podcast Agency: Elaine McMillion Sheldon Client: Slate's Panoply Network Category: YG14 Year: 2016
The Marijuana Divide Agency: Elaine McMillion Sheldon Client: The New York Times Category: YG14 Year: 2016




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