SENNA has come a long way since its release – here is the story so far, including the major awards and nominations achieved by the movie and the team to date:


SENNA is the highest grossing British documentary of all time (£3.2m)

SENNA is the third highest grossing documentary of all time (behind March of the Penguins and Fahrenheit 911)

SENNA enjoyed the biggest opening weekend for a documentary ever in the UK ($500k)

SENNA opened in a limited number of cinemas on 3 June 2011, increasing to 359 cinemas on SENNA Day, 21 June 2011, thanks to audience demand.

SENNA has sold over 580,000 DVDs / Blu-rays in the UK in 8 weeks.


SENNA had the best opening weekend for a documentary in 2011. ($37k screen average)

SENNA grossed $1.6m in the US.

SENNA’s DVD/Blu-Ray released date in the US is 6 March 2012.


SENNA has a total worldwide box office of over $11m.


Nominated by the Producers Guild of America –Documentary Theatrical Motion Picture award 2012

Named one of the top five documentaries of 2011 by the National Board of Review in NY

Winner Best Editing for Gregers Sall & Chris King – IDA International Documentary awards LA 2011

Nominated for the Grierson Award UK – Best Cinema Documentary 2011

Nominated for four Cinema Eye Awards NY 2012:

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking.

Outstanding Achievement in Editing for Gregers Sall and Chris King.

Outstanding Achievement in an Original Music Score for Antonio Pinto.

Audience Choice Prize

Nominated for two awards at the London Critics’ Circle Awards:

Documentary of the Year

Best Technical Achievement – Gregers Sall & Chris King for Editing

Nominated for three British Independent Film Awards (BIFA):

Winner of Best Documentary.

Nominated for Best British Film.

Nominated for Best Technical Achievement for Editing.

Winner of the World Cinema Documentary – Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival 2011

Winner of the Audience Award for Best International Feature at the Los Angeles Film Festival 2011

 Winner of the 2011 Dean Batchelor Award – Motor Press Guild USA

Winner of the Motor Press Guild’s Best Audio/Visual of 2011

Winner of the Pioneering and Innovation Award – Autosport Awards for 2011

Winner of the Most Popular Documentary Award – Melbourne International Film Festival 2011

Winner of the Audience Award – Moscow International Film Festival 2011

Winner of the Audience Award – Ghent Film Festival

Winner of Best Documentary – Audience Award at the Adelaide Film Festival 2011

Winner of Best Documentary – Screen International Marketing and Distribution Awards 2011

Winner of Best UK PR Campaign – Screen International Marketing and Distribution Awards 2011

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival – Top Five Audience Favourite.

Telluride Film Festival – Special Presentation.

Sheffield International Documentary Festival Doc – Nominated for the Innovation Award

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