Documentary films Apollo 11, The Cave and American Factory were honored with Emmys on night one of the 2020 Creative Arts ceremonies of the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards.
THE CAVE (d.Feras Fayyad)(2019)
NAME OF FILM: THE CAVE (2019)
DIRECTOR(S): Feras Fayyad
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: Coming off his Academy Award-nominated documentary LAST MEN IN ALEPPO, director Feras Fayyad returns to his native Syria, a country still ravaged by an unrelenting war that has spared nothing in its destructive wake, not even the local hospitals. In his new documentary, Fayyad covers a hidden, underground hospital called The Cave, where a dedicated team of mostly female doctors and civilians is led by Dr. Amani, a young female pediatrician. Together, they risk their lives to provide medical care to the besieged local population, ignoring the entrenched conservative and patriarchal pressures in their way. Fayyad’s tender, observational documentary captures not only the tragedy surrounding the doctors, but also the beautiful moments of generosity, compassion, and kindness that glimmer brightly among the turmoil.
European Film Academy announced the EFA Documentary Selection, 13 European documentaries recommended for a nomination for 2020 European Film Awards.
Actor, director and producer Rob Reiner will receive the prestigious “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the Sedona International Film Festival.
Nominations were announced for the 92nd Oscars with indie films American Factory, For Sama, and the short film St. Louis Superman, receiving nominations.
American Factory won the top awards at 2020 Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking including Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking.
The Directors Guild of America announced the nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for 2019.
The Souvenir lead nominations for the 40th London Critics’ Circle Film Awards with 7 nominations, including Film, Actor for Tom Burke and Supporting Actress for Tilda Swinton.
The Academy announced shortlists for the 92nd Academy Awards in nine categories including Documentary Feature, International Feature Film, Documentary Short Subject, Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film and Visual Effects.
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For Sama directed by Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts wins the top prize for Best Feature at the 35th IDA (International Documentary Association) Awards.
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.
Aoife Crehan’s The Last Right, Carlo Mirabella-Davis’ directorial debut Swallow and Feras Fayyad’s exceptional film, The Cave win feature film awards at the 64th Cork Film Festival.
Apollo 11 took home the award for Best Documentary Feature as well as Best Editing, Best Score, Best Archival Documentary, and Best Science/Nature Documentary at the 4th Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards.
One hundred fifty-nine features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 92nd Academy Awards.
American Factory and Apollo 11 lead 2020 Cinema Eye Honors nominations with 5 apiece, including Outstanding Nonfiction Feature.
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.
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.
The 22nd SCAD Savannah Film Festival, presented by Savannah College of Art and Design, will kick off with The Aeronauts, and showcase a record total of 159 films.
The 32nd Virginia Film Festival will feature more than 150 films, including independent films along with hotly anticipated titles – Harriet, Just Mercy, Western Stars, Jojo Rabbit, Marriage Story, The Two Popes.
Heartland International Film Festival Reveals 2019 Lineup – A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD to Open Fest
The Heartland International Film Festival announced the official selections for its 28th edition, with Marielle Heller’s Tom Hanks’ starrer A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD as the Opening Night Gala film,
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.
Documentary Films THE CAVE, LOVEMOBIL and EARTH Among Winners of 2019 Camden International Film Festival
The 2019 Camden International Film Festival announced the winners with awards going to Elke Margarete Lehrenkrauss’ Lovemobil, Nikolaus Geyrhalter’s Erde (Earth) and Feras Fayyad’s The Cave.