Edith+Eddie announced semi-finalist for Cinema Eye Honors' "Shorts List"

Edith+Eddie by director Laura Checkoway was named a semi-finalist for the 11th Annual Cinema Eye Honors' 2018 "Shorts List," which celebrates outstanding achievement in nonfiction short filmmaking. Edith+Eddie, as well as the other ten films on the "Shorts List"––consisting of the most acclaimed short documentaries of the year––will screen at the 2017 Camden International Film Festival. Edith+Eddie will screen on Sunday, September 17 at 10AM. The announcement comes on the heels of the film winning the Nevada City Film Festival's Best Documentary Short Award, winning the film an encore screening at the Nevada City Film Festival on Friday, September 15 9PM. Continued

Edith+Eddie wins Best Documentary Short at Nevada City Film Festival

Edith+Eddie by Laura Checkoway has been awarded Best Documentary Short by the fest, with an additional screening of the film slated for Friday, September 15 at 9PM PDT. The film has enjoyed an award-studded festival run since its world premiere in March, 2017 at the True/False Film Fest, earning Best Short at the Montclair Film Festival, Jury Honorable Mention at the Sheffield Doc/Fest, the Flickers' Youth Film Jury Award for Best Documentary at the Rhode Island International Film Festival and the Jury Award for Best Documentary. Continued

Edith+Eddie, Abacus head to Kosovo for DokuFest

Both Edith+Eddie and Abacus: Small Enough to Jail are official selections for the 2017 DokuFest taking place in Pritzren, Kosovo, August 4-12. Both films have been extremely successful on the festival circuit thus far, with DokuFest's announcement coming on the heels of Edith+Eddie's win at the 2017 Palm Springs International ShortFest. The film earned the Jury Award for Best Documentary Short, taking home a $2,000 cash prize and eligibility to submit to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Oscar consideration. Continued

Edith+Eddie wins Best Documentary at Palm Springs ShortFest

The 2017 Palm Springs International ShortFest jury has awarded Laura Checkoway's Edith+Eddie with the prize for Best Documentary. The film will receive a cash award of $2,000 and becomes automatically eligible to submit to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Oscar consideration. An additional screening of Edith+Eddie has been scheduled for 4pm today at the Camelot Theaters in the "Best of Fest" program: get tickets here. Continued

Edith+Eddie earns Honorable Mention at Sheffield Doc/Fest; heads to AFI DOCS, Palm Springs International ShortFest

Edith+Eddie, the short film by director, producer and editor Laura Checkoway, received an Honorable Mention in the Short Doc Award category from the Jury at Sheffield Doc/Fest tonight. The festival was the film's European Premiere. The film next heads to Washington D.C. to participate in AFI DOCS' Impact Lab, running June 13-14. The film will screen at AFI DOCS on Friday, June 16 at 1:45PM, in the festival's Shorts: Close Ties program. Director Laura Checkoway and producer Thomas Lee Wright will be attending. Continued

Edith+Eddie wins Short Film Audience Award at Montclair!

Edith+Eddie, the tragic love story between America's oldest interracial newlyweds, won the Short Film Audience Award at the Montclair Film Festival, announced this Saturday. This year's festival featured over 150 feature and short films screened April 28-May 7. The Audience Awards are voted upon by audiences in four categories, Edith+Eddie taking home top honors in the Short Film category. The award comes on the heels of the film's announcement that it will have its European Premiere at the Sheffield Doc/Fest, screening on June 11 at 3:15PM in the Doc/Love Shorts program as a nominee for the Short Doc Award. Continued

Edith+Eddie nominated for Short Doc Award at 2017 Sheffield Doc/Fest European Premiere

Edith+Eddie, a love story about America's oldest interracial newlyweds, was announced today as an official selection of 2017 Sheffield Doc/Fest, where it will screen on June 11 at 3:15pm in the Doc/Love Shorts program as a nominee for the Short Doc Award. Directed, edited and produced by Laura Checkoway, the film internationally premiered at the 2017 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival to acclaim on May 2nd, with additional screenings on May 3rd, and today, May 4th at 3:30pm (get tickets). Continued

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