2001 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition


In our inaugural year we honored the best audio work in the following categories: Best Documentary (Gold, Silver, Bronze, Honorable Mention), Directors Choice, Best New Artist, and Public Service.

Winners were celebrated at the Third Coast Awards Ceremony in Chicago, and their stories featured in The 2001 Third Coast Festival Broadcast .


Best Documentary: Silver

Heroin

In Heroin, teenager Janesse Nieves confronts her father about his heroin addiction, and eloquently shares her own feelings of confusion, anger, embarrassment and disgust.

Best Documentary: Bronze

Von Trapped

Von Trapped is a story about a woman obsessed with The Sound of Music, as well as other things Austrian.

Best Documentary: Honorable Mention

Jay's Kids

Blues musician Screamin' Jay Hawkins had 57 children, some of whom were happier than others to learn of their father's prolific paternity.

Best Documentary: Director's Choice

Rip, Rift, and Panic

Rip, Rift, and Panic weaves together stories, archival tape, and sound to create a portrait of the emotional and logistical aspects of living along an earthquake fault line.

Best New Artist

Tornado Prom

Susan Burton reports on Prom Night 2001 in Hoisington, Kansas, a town of about 3,000. While the seniors danced, a tornado hit the town, destroying about a third of it.