2002 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition

This year we gave awards in the following categories: Best Documentary (Gold, Silver, Bronze, Honorable Mention), Directors Choice, Best New Artist, Public Service and Lifetime Achievement.

Winners were celebrated at the Third Coast Awards Ceremony in Chicago, and their stories featured in The 2002 Third Coast Festival Broadcast .

Best Documentary: Gold

Yes, There Is a Baby

In the 1940s, when he was 16 years old, Myron Jones was allowed to stay up late any night of the week and hang out at bars or wherever he pleased, but his mother barely let his older sister Carol out of the house at all. So the siblings devised a plan.

Best Documentary: Silver


A young patient reinvents his experience of being in the hospital through metaphor and allusion. Responding to "what if" questions, Andrew exemplifies the transformative qualities of fantasy, empathy, and humor.

Best Documentary: Bronze

My So-Called Lungs

Laura Rothenberg is 21 years old, but likes to say that she's already had her mid-life crisis. Laura has cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that affects the lungs and other organs.

Best Documentary: Honorable Mention

Grey Ghost

Grey Ghost is the story of one man and a bird -- or possibly just of one man. It is also the story of an obsession.

Best Documentary: Honorable Mention

Remembering Kent State, 1970

When Ohio National Guard troops opened fire on students during a war demonstration on the Kent State University Campus in May, 1970, four young lives were ended and a nation was stunned.

Best Documentary: Director's Choice

Annapurna: Memories in Sound

Annapurna: Memories in Sound is an impressionistic sound portrait of the Ximms' trek through the Annapurna Circuit, a popular three-week hiking trip through the Himalayas to Nepal.

Best New Artist

Affairs of the Mind

Affairs of the Mind is a personal and confrontational story exploring the nature of jealousy and the parameters of infidelity.

Public Service

Corrections, Inc.

The corrections industry has become a $50-billion-a-year business and one of the strongest influences on criminal justice policy in America.