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
The 2019 Naples International Film Festival announced the filmmaker awards with the jury prize for Best Narrative Feature going to INTERNATIONAL FALLS.
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.
DOC NYC, documentary festival, announced the tenth anniversary edition lineup of 136 over 300 documentary films making this landmark year DOC NYC’s biggest edition yet.
IDFA has added 70 news documentary films to the 2019 lineup, along with a well deserved Lifetime Achievement Award for filmmaker Jørgen Leth.