Les Blank Poster

Awards

BAFTA Awards

1983 Won
Flaherty Documentary Award
Burden of Dreams (1982)

American Film Institute, USA

1990 Won
Maya Deren Independent Film and Video Artists Award

Ashland Independent Film Festival

2007 Won
Ashland Independent Film Award
Artistic Achievement Award

Chicago International Film Festival

1995 Won
Silver Hugo
Best Documentary
The Maestro: King of the Cowboy Artists (1995)
1984 Nominated
Gold Hugo
Best Documentary
In Heaven There Is No Beer? (1984)
1973 Nominated
Gold Hugo
Best Short Film
Dry Wood (1973)
1970 Won
Gold Hugo
Best Documentary
The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins (1970)
1968 Nominated
Gold Hugo
Best Short Film
God Respects Us When We Work, But Loves Us When We Dance (1968)

Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US

2016 Won
Cinema Eye Honors Award
The Influentials
Burden of Dreams (1982)
2015 Won
Cinema Eye Honors Award
The Influentials
Burden of Dreams (1982)
2014 Won
Cinema Eye Honors Award
The Influentials
Burden of Dreams (1982)

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival

2013 Won
Outstanding Achievement Award

International Documentary Association

2011 Won
Career Achievement Award

Melbourne International Film Festival

1985 Won
Grand Prix
In Heaven There Is No Beer? (1984)

Sundance Film Festival

1992 Nominated
Grand Jury Prize
Documentary
Innocents Abroad (1991)
1985 Won
Special Jury Recognition
Documentary
In Heaven There Is No Beer? (1984)
Nominated
Grand Jury Prize
Documentary
In Heaven There Is No Beer? (1984)

Woodstock Film Festival

2000 Won
Honorary Maverick Award

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