The Producers Guild of America revealed its 2020 Documentary Motion Picture nominees along with honors for Netflix’x Ted Sarandos, Marta Kauffman, and actress Octavia Spencer.
For Sama (2019)
NAME OF FILM: FOR SAMA
DIRECTOR(S): Waad al-Khateab, Edward Watts
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: An astonishing look into motherhood and the female experience of war, this is one of those movies we promise will change you forever. For five years Waad al-Kateab kept her camera on, documenting her life and those around her as activists in Aleppo. Part diary, part love letter to her daughter, this poignant film follows al-Kateab’s beginnings as a hopeful student protester, to her falling in love, getting married, and having her first child, all while conflict rises around her.
One hundred fifty-nine features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 92nd Academy Awards.
Pedro Almodóvar’s PAIN AND GLORY and Roman Polanski’s J’ACCUSE Lead European Film Awards 2019 Nominations
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THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD Leads Nominations for British Independent Film Awards 2019
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2019 Naples Intl Film Festival Filmmaker Awards – INTERNATIONAL FALLS, RUNNER, MISS VIRGINIA Win Awards
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The American Film Institute unveiled the lineup for the inaugural AFI Summit at AFI FEST 2019, includes a conversation with Eva Longoria along with Ted Sarandos of Netflix.
The International Documentary Association announced the 35th IDA Documentary Awards Nominees along with the Courage Under Fire Award honoree Waad Al-Kataeb, director of For Sama.
Bora Kim’s HOUSE OF HUMMINGBIRD took home the Grand Prize for Best Narrative Feature at the 28th Heartland International Film Festival.
The 27th Hamptons International Film Festival announced their award winners, with the top prizes going to A WHITE, WHITE DAY and OVERSEAS.
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IDFA has added 70 news documentary films to the 2019 lineup, along with a well deserved Lifetime Achievement Award for filmmaker Jørgen Leth.
Heartland International Film Festival Reveals 2019 Lineup – A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD to Open Fest
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The Brazilian mystery-thriller THE FATHER’S SHADOW (A SOMBRA DO PAI) by Gabriela Amaral Almeida will open the 32nd edition of exground filmfest in Wiesbaden, Germany.
The Hamptons International Film Festival unveiled 2019 film lineup including spotlight films – THE AERONAUTS, HUMAN CAPITAL, THE REPORT, THE SONG OF NAMES, and concert documentary WESTERN STARS.
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The 40th Durban International Film Festival announced its winner at its awards ceremony with Les Misérables directed by Ladj Ly, winning Best Feature Film.
The 31st Galway Film Fleadh came to a close on Sunday with the top awards going to A Bread Factory for Best International Film and Stage: The Culinary Internship for Best International Documentary.
The Melbourne International Film Festival unveiled its 2019 program – the largest in its 68 year, history, featuring 259 feature films, and Lulu Wang’s The Farewell as closing night film.
“Bacurau” won the ARRI/Osram Award, and Melina León’s “Song without a Name” won the CineVision Award for best international film by a new director at the 37th Munich Film Festival.
Traverse City Film Festival released the 2019 program marking the 15th Anniversary Year with a “Cinema Saves The World” theme, and featuring over 200 films and events
Midnight Family directed by Luke Lorentzen snagged the prestigious Grand Jury Award at the 2019 edition of Sheffield Doc/Fest.
The Seattle International Film Festival announced the 2019 Awards and the top prizes – Audience Award for Best Film went to Tel Aviv on Fire and We Are the Radical Monarchs won for Best Documentary.
Ten insightful and impactful documentaries have been selected to compete at the 40th anniversary edition of the Durban International Film Festival.