News for August 2017

Applications now open for 2018 Diverse Voices in Docs program!

Applications are now open for the 2018 Diverse Voices in Docs program, a professional mentorship program for independent documentary filmmakers of color. Eight Midwest filmmakers will be selected from those who apply before the November 15th deadline. Apply/find more information HERE. 2018 will be the sixth year of the successful program, which has helped over 60 mid-career documentary filmmakers of color advance their projects through mentorship and skill-sharing since launching in 2013. Continued

Abacus broadcast premieres on PBS' FRONTLINE September 12

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail will have its broadcast premiere on PBS' FRONTLINE on September 12 at 10PM ET / 9PM CT. Following the broadcast, the film will stream online for free at pbs.org/frontline. The newest film by director Steve James, Abacus tells the incredible saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York. Accused of mortgage fraud by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., Abacus becomes the only US bank to face criminal charges in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The indictment and subsequent trial forces the Sung family to defend themselves––and their bank's legacy in the Chinatown community–over the course of a five-year legal battle. Continued

All The Queen's Horses wins Best Documentary at MVAAFF

All The Queen's Horses, the debut feature from director Kelly Pope Richmond earned the HBO Documentaries Spotlight Award for Best Documentary at the Run& Shoot Filmworks Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival this past weekend! The highly anticipated film––earning buzz in the Martha's Vineyard Times with the likes of Kathryn Bigelow's Detroit and Spike Lee's Rodney King–world premiered at the fest Wednesday, August 9th at 1PM. Continued

Keep Talking to World Premiere at Vancouver International Film Festival

Kartemquin films is pleased to announce the World Premiere of director Karen Lynn Weinberg’s debut documentary, Keep Talking, at the Vancouver International Film Festival, running September 28-October 13 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The prestigious festival (now in its 36th year) is dedicated to promoting understanding of the world’s cultures through the art of cinema. The film will be featured in the fest's Impact Stream, featuring uncompromising documentaries that seek to change the way viewers see the world. Continued