Minding the Gap wins One in a Million award at Sun Valley Film Festival

The Sun Valley Film Festival announced today that Minding the Gap, the debut feature from director Bing Liu, earned the fest's One in a Million Award! The One in a Million award "celebrates the heart of independent film, and films made with a budget of less than a million dollars." This is the second award thus far for Minding the Gap, which took home the Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival this past January, following its world premiere at the fest. The film recently internationally premiered at CPH:DOX in the fest's inaugural Next:Wave competition, to rave reviews: Continued

Minding the Gap embarks on robust festival run, including International and Chicago premieres

Minding the Gap is slated to play a slew of prestigious festivals in the coming months, including the film's international premiere at CPH: DOX in the fest's Next:Wave competition on March 16, Chicago premiere at DOC 10 on April 8, and Rockford premiere on August 25.  Minding the Gap will also screen at the 2018 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, running April 5-April 8. In 2017, director/producer/editor Bing Liu was a recipient of the fest's Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant. Eric Hynes recently wrote about the film in Film Comment Magazine, deeming it: "Heartbreakingly honest... The footage that makes up Minding the Gap remains raw and true to the end."  Continued

A Very Kartemquin 2018 Oscars Re-Cap!

This past Sunday we celebrated a momentous occasion in the 52-year history of Kartemquin: following their nominations two of our films, Edith+Eddie and Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, traveled to the 90th Academy Awards® along with their respective filmmaking teams. Edith+Eddie directed, produced and edited by Laura Checkoway and produced by Thomas Lee Wright was nominee in the Best Documentary (Short Subject) category. Abacus, directed by Steve James and produced by Mark Mitten and Julie Goldman was a nominee in the Best Documentary Feature category. ABCnews followed Checkoway's journey as a first-time Oscar® nominee, in a piece that you can read here. Continued

'63 Boycott wins Audience Award for Best Documentary Short at PAFF!

'63 Boycott, a film by Rachel Dickson, Tracye A. Matthews, and Gordon Quinn took home the Audience Award for Best Documentary Short at the Pan African Film + Arts Festival this past week following its LA premiere at the fest on Thursday, February 15! The film made its New York City premiere the following Monday, February 19 at The Museum of Modern Art's 2018 Documentary Fortnight. ’63 Boycott: Documentary short reveals the cyclical nature of racism and resistance through protest, using archival and contemporary footage Continued

Minding the Gap opens Next:Wave, makes International Premiere

Sundance Special Jury Award-winning Minding the Gap by Bing Liu will make its International premiere at the CPH:DOX international competition, Next:Wave, a newly created competition "dedicated to emerging filmmakers with the courage to take chances." The fest runs March 15-25 in Copenhagen. The winner of Next:Wave will be found by a jury and announced at CPH:DOX's Award Ceremony on March 23. Find the full list of nominees for the Next:Wave Award 2018 here. Continued

'63 Boycott has LA premiere tomorrow at PAFF

'63 Boycott, a film by Rachel Dickson, Tracye A. Matthews and Gordon Quinn, will have its Los Angeles premiere at the Pan African Film + Arts Festival on February 13 at 6:25PM. Purchase tickets here. All three filmmakers will be in attendance. The film will have a second showing at the festival on February 15 at 3:30PM. Purchase tickets here. In both programs, the film will screen with Brooks People, a film by Shahari Moore –– a graduate of our Diverse Voices in Docs program! Continued