Edith+Eddie, Abacus head to DOC NYC

Edith+Eddie by filmmaker Laura Checkoway and Abacus: Small Enough to Jail by director Steve James continue their respectively successful and award-winning festival runs – both traveling to DOC NYC, America's largest documentary film festival, running November 9-16. Three films that went through our KTQ Labs program will also have their NYC premieres at the fest, including Shot in the Dark, Samantha's Amazing Acrocats and Zero Weeks Abacus screenings at DOC NYC Continued

Abacus named to DOC NYC's Short List of Oscar contenders

Kartemquin is thrilled to share that Abacus:Small Enough to Jail earned a spot on DOC NYC's 15-film Short List of Academy Award contenders. DOC NYC is America's largest documentary festival. Historically, most DOC NYC picks do land on the Academy's official 15-film Oscar Short List. Thom Powers, DOC NYC's artistic director as well as documentary programmer for TIFF (where Abacus world premiered), oversees curation of the DOC NYC Short List of films. For the past four years, the Short List had nine to 10 titles overlap with the Academy's official Short List, with four to five titles going on to Oscar nominations. Continued

'63 Boycott world premieres at Chicago International Film Festival; Edith+Eddie Chicago premieres at fest

Kartemquin Films is pleased to announce the world premiere of '63 Boycott and the Chicago premiere of Edith+Eddie at the 2017 Chicago International Film Festival. The short documentaries '63 Boycott and Edith+Eddie will screen together in a program entitled ‘Can’t Turn Back’ on October 22, 2017 at 3:30PM at the AMC River East, with the filmmakers attending. Tickets available here. Continued

Minding the Gap earns Sundance Institute Documentary Fund grant

Minding the Gap by director Bing Liu and producer Diane Moy Quon has just been announced as a recipient of the Sundance Institute's prestigious Documentary Fund grant. Minding the Gap is a journey into the post-industrial heartland of the American midwest with a filmmaker and two of his skateboarding friends. Together they navigate intergenerational abuse and battle a downward economic spiral as they transition from childhood to manhood. Continued

Kartemquin Films welcomes four new board members

Kartemquin Films is pleased to announce the addition of four esteemed new members to the organization’s board, including Caty Borum Chattoo, Fenell Doremus, Neal Robin and Stephen Whisnant. The four additions join the board ahead of the Chicago documentary production not-for-profit’s September board meeting. Kartemquin’s board is now comprised of 15 members, led by Chair Jason Stephens and Vice-Chair Susan Morrison. Continued

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