The ‘sparkling musical love story’ La La Land was the big winner when The Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) announced their top honorees for 2016, racking up seven awards, including Best Film and Best Director for Damien Chazelle.
NAME OF FILM: 13TH
DIRECTOR(S): Ava DuVernay
STARRING: Melina Abdullah, Michelle Alexander, Cory Booker
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: Filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of race, justice and mass incarceration in the U.S., focusing on the nation’s prisons that are disproportionately filled with African-Americans.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has selected 15 films in the Documentary Feature category that will advance in the voting process for the 89th Academy Awards.
La La Land leads nominations for the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) 2016 awards with 9 nominations, including the award for Best Film.
The International Press Academy (IPA) announced its nominations for the 21st Annual Satellite™ Awards, and this year’s nominees include diverse films such as Fences, La La Land, Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea and Hell or High Water.
American Honey and Moonlight led nominations for the 2017 Spirit Awards with 6 each including Best Feature. Other nominees for Best Feature include Chronic, Jackie, and Manchester by the Sea.
OJ: MADE IN AMERICA Took Home Most Awards + Best Documentary at Inaugural Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards
O.J.: Made in America took home the most awards at the inaugural Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards
One hundred forty-five features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 89th Academy Awards.
DOC NYC, billed as America’s largest documentary festival, announced the full lineup for its seventh edition, running November 10 to 17, 2016
“O.J.: Made in America,” “13th” and “Gleason” lead the nominations for the first Critics Choice Documentary Awards with five nominations each.
The fifth edition of FREE talk series NYFF Live during the 54th New York Film Festival will feature actors, directors, writers, critics, and other industry insiders participating in daily evening discussions from October 1 to 14 in the Amphitheater at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.
DOC NYC festival announced the line-up of its Short List section of 15 of the year’s leading nonfiction films released theatrically that are being highlighted for special attention.
Netflix debuted the trailer and official poster for 13TH. Directed and produced by Ava DuVernay, 13TH explores how mass incarceration evolved to its current epic proportions and what the ramifications are for communities of color across the country.
25 films including new titles from Pedro Almodóvar, Jim Jarmusch, Ken Loach, and Paul Verhoeven have been selected for the Main Slate of the 54th New York Film Festival, taking place September 30 to October 16, 2016.
The world premiere of Ava DuVernay’s documentary The 13th has been selected as the Opening Night selection of the 54th New York Film Festival taking place September 30 to October 16, 2016.