The Cambodian marital arts documentary Surviving Bokator continues to rack up awards on the film festival circuit.
This time, at Italy’s 41st Paladino D’Oro Sports Film Festival in Palermo, Sicily, Surviving Bokator captured the best editing award. The documentary recently won best feature documentary last week at the Liverpool Film Festival in the U.K.
“We are incredibly honoured to have been invited to Palermo to participate in this year‘s festival among such great films,” Bochsler said to MMA Crossfire from Palermo, Sicily. “Receiving the best editing award was a surprise indeed. But it speaks to the jury’s recognition of the unique challenges that a verité documentary which has been filmed over multiple years and has a few hundred hours of footage, faces in the edit suite.”
Surviving Bokator also received a nomination for best documentary feature.
The documentary tour will move to Bangkok, Thailand from Dec. 16-19 at the BKK DOC – Bangkok International Documentary Awards and Film Festival In Best Sport Documentary.
Finally, the documentary travels to the Sportsfilm Festival in Rotterdam, Holland, from Dec. 7-10.