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Friday, Jan. 24, 2020
Oscar Nominees Shed Light On "Joker," "Parasite," "Les Misérables," "1917," "American Factory," "Jojo Rabbit"
Todd Phillips, speaking after a screening of Joker (Warner Bros.) last week in Hollywood, noted that he didn’t view its 11 Oscar nominations as somehow vindicating in light of the earlier criticism the film received in some circles for its violent content. Garnering the most nominations...
Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019
For Sama (PBS Distribution, UK’s Channel 4)--directed by Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts--won the best feature honor at last night’s (12/7) International Documentary Awards in Los Angeles. Additionally the International Documentary Association (IDA) presented its Courage Under Fire...
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019
The audience appetite for documentaries has grown significantly, fueled by the times according to Steven Bognar who teamed with Julia Reichert to direct American Factory (Netflix, Participant Media, Higher Ground Productions), which chronicles the culture clash that ensues when a...
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019
"American Factory," "Apollo 11," "One Child Nation" Among Producers Guild Awards’ Documentary Nominees
The Producers Guild of America (PGA) unveiled its 2020 Documentary Motion Picture nominees that will advance to the final voting process for the 31st Annual Producers Guild Awards. The Producers Guild Awards honor excellence in motion picture and television productions, as well as the most...
Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019
Apollo 11 topped the fourth annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards with five wins, including the marquee honor for Best Documentary Feature. During the evening’s proceedings (11/10) at BRIC in Brooklyn, Apollo 11 also landed wins for Best Editing for Todd Douglas Miller,...
Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019
A documentary about an Ohio auto glass factory that is run by a Chinese investor debuted Wednesday on Netflix as the streaming service's first project backed by Michelle and Barack Obama's new production company.
Filmmakers Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert said they learned of the Obamas...
Wednesday, May. 15, 2019
AFI DOCS has revealed its full slate of films for the 2019 festival. The five-day documentary celebration will showcase 72 films representing 17 countries--including six world premieres, one North American premiere and two U.S. premieres. AFI DOCS 2019 runs June 19–23 in Washington, DC, and...