The Trials of Muhammad Ali nominated for FOCAL International Award

The Trials of Muhammad Ali has been nominated for the Best Use of Sports Footage at the FOCAL International Awards. The FOCAL (Federation of Commercial Audio Visual Libraries) International awards are "the leading and most complete set of awards for the archive footage business in the world today." The 11th annual awards ceremony takes place in London on April 20th 2014. Realscreen covered the announcement. Continued

Watch The Trials of Muhammad Ali to mark 50 years of The Greatest

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Clay v Liston, one of the most famous sporting events in history, after which Cassius Clay claimed the heavyweight title, and then further "shook up the world" by announcing that he was a member of the Nation of Islam and would change his name to Muhammad Ali. These events - and the public outcry and legal battle Ali had to contend with for many years to follow - form the core of our award-winning film The Trials of Muhammad Ali. To mark the occasion, we invite you to watch the opening of the film: Continued

IDFA schedules set for 3 Kartemquin Films

IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam), the world's largest documentary film festival, is just one week away. We are honored to have three films at the festival, and have compiled the full schedules for each film below. Usama Alshaibi's American Arab will have its World Premiere at IDFA; Dan Rybicky and Aaron Wickenden's Almost There has been selected to deliver a Central Pitch at the 2013 IDFA Forum; and The Trials of Muhammad Ali, directed by Bill Siegel, will have its European Premiere at IDFA. Continued

The Trials of Muhammad Ali coming to Chicago

The Trials of Muhammad Ali will be screening in Chicago from November 8th to November 14th! Khalilah Camacho-Ali - the former Mrs. Muhammad Ali, who is featured in the documentary – will be in town to promote the film and make appearances at select screenings. A special opening night event will be held at the Music Box Theatre on Friday, November 8th at 8pm. There will be a reception starting at 7pm with free food and drinks, and appearances by Khalilah Camacho-Ali, director Bill Siegel, producer Rachel Pikelny and many other Kartemquinites. Tickets now on sale! The film will be screening at three theaters across the city from 11/8 to 11/14: Continued

IDA Awards nomination for The Trials of Muhammad Ali

The Trials of Muhammad Ali has been nominated by the International Documentary Association (IDA) for the ABCNews Video Source Award, given for the best use of archival footage. This nomination means a great deal to the The Trials of Muhammad Ali team of director Bill Siegel, producer Rachel Pikelny, and editor Aaron Wickenden, who spent countless hours searching for rare and unseen archival footage to tell the story of the most famous athlete of the 20th century's fight to exercise his religious and personal beliefs. Kudos also goes to Carolyn Faber, Hillary Bachelder, Nora Gully, Matt Lauterbach, Amy Boyd and Shayla Harris as well for their archival prowess on this project. Continued

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