FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
- Sheffield Doc/Fest 2013
- Movies that Matter (The Hague) 2013
- FIFDH Geneva 2013
- Festival des Libertés 2013: Winner, FIDH Award
- CPH:DOX 2013: Jury Special Mention Award
- Grierson Awards 2013 Shorlisted (Best Documentary on Current Affairs)
- Watch Docs 2013 (Poland): Winner, Audience Award
- One World 2014 (Prague): Winner, Vaclav Havel Jury Special Mention
- 2014 International Emmy® Awards nominee (Documentary)
- Britdoc Impact Award winner
Callum Macrae is a BAFTA and Grierson-nominated director who has been making films for 20 years in the UK and around the world, including Iraq, Japan, Haiti and several in Africa, covering wars and conflicts in Cote D’Ivoire, Uganda, Mali, and Sudan. His films include three major investigations into allegations of coalition crimes in Iraq. He has made many films for the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Al Jazeera English and PBS.
His most recent project is the feature documentary, No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka which has won several awards including The Audience Awards at the Nuremberg Film Festival and Watch Docs in Poland, as well as the Human Rights award at the Festival des Liberties in Brussels. He and his team were also nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2012. His other recent work includes an expose of Khartoum's war on the Nuba people of South Kordofan for Al Jazeera. He has won a large number of awards including two Royal Television Society awards, two One World awards, an Indie award, an Amnesty award and in the US the Columbia DuPont Broadcast journalism award for his work in Japan after the Tsunami and a Peabody Award for his work on Sri Lanka.
As a writer in Scotland he won the Campaigning Journalist Award – and was this year presented with a Scottish Bafta Special Achievement Award. For the past two years he has been named by Broadcast Magazine as one of the top three television directors across all genres in the UK.
"Beautifully crafted and heart wrenching"
Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, Washington DC
"I announced an additional £2.1 million to support de-mining work in parts of the north, including the locations of some of the most chilling scenes from Channel 4’s “No Fire Zone” documentary."
David Cameron's report back to Parliament after Commonwelath Heads of Government Meeting, Sri Lanka, 2013.
"A Tour de Force by Nobel Prize nominee Macrae"
Movies that Matter
"It is vitally important that this feature reaches the widest possible audience"
"Haunting, disturbing, unforgettable….. not since John Pilger's 1979 Year Zero has there been a documentary as important"
Right Now, Australia
"Dark & disturbing... a hair-raising documentary"
The Hindustan Times
"I can confidently say that No Fire Zone... is the most devastating film I have seen"
Wendy Bacon, Hoopla, Australia
"An utterly convincing documentary"
Globe and Mail, Toronto
"Will break your heart... incredibly graphic and very hard to watch, but that’s the best way to get people to act"
Toronto Film Scene
The Deccan Herald
"Images sufficiently graphic to give you nightmares – but sometimes it takes a nightmare to wake us up"
Now Magazine, Canada