'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

Edith+Eddie now streaming on Topic.com

Kartemquin is thrilled to share that First Look Media’s entertainment studio, Topic Studios, has acquired the streaming rights for our Oscar-nominated documentary short, Edith+Eddie, for their digital storytelling site, Topic.com. Click here to Stream the film. Edith+Eddie, directed by Laura Checkoway (Lucky), follows America's oldest interracial newlyweds at age 96 and 95. Their love story is disrupted by a family feud that threatens to tear the couple apart. Millions of American families go through elder care disputes and guardianship cases. These cases are life altering, emotionally and financially depleting, and dealt with in isolation. Continued

Minding the Gap stuns at Sundance; earns Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking

Less than a week after its sold-out world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, Minding the Gap by Bing Liu won the US Documentary Competition Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking last night at the fest's official award ceremonies in Park City. US Documentary Competition Juror Barbara Chai presented the award, saying: "We are so exited to celebrate this extraordinary documentary for its vivacity and freshness of spirit, its unexpected revelation of personal detail, and dazzling, un-choreographed sequences that possess the athleticism and grace of ballet." Continued

In memory of Norb Brylski

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Norb Brylski, a central subject of our 2009 film Typeface. Norb passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018 at the age of 94. After serving in the Army Signal Corps during World War II in England and Norway, Norb returned home to Wisconsin and began a printing apprenticeship at the Franciscan Monastery in Pulaski and eventually opened his own print shop. When the print shop proved less than lucrative, he took his printing knowledge with him to the Hamilton Mfg Co. in Two Rivers where he worked in the wood type shop the entirety of his Hamilton career, before transitioning into one of the best loved volunteers at the new Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum. Norb was beloved by the filmmakers and other subjects of Typeface, many of whom still cherish wooden letters cut by Norb himself. Continued

Edith+Eddie, Abacus nominated for 90th Academy Awards®

Kartemquin is absolutely thrilled to share that both Edith+Eddie and Abacus: Small Enough to Jail have been nominated for the 90th Academy Awards® in the Feature Documentary and Documentary Short categories, respectively. Edith+Eddie is directed, produced and edited by Laura Checkoway; produced by Thomas Lee Wright; co-produced and edited by P. Corwin Lamm; co-produced by Karina Rotenstein; with cinematography by Neil Barrett and John Larson. The film is executive produced by Cher, Steve James, Gordon Quinn and Betsy Steinberg. Continued

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