One hundred sixty-six features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 91st Academy Awards®.
NAME OF FILM: THE SENTENCE
DIRECTOR(S): Rudy Valdez
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: Cindy Shank, mother of three, is serving a 15-year sentence in federal prison for her tangential involvement with a Michigan drug ring years earlier. This intimate portrait of mandatory minimum drug sentencing’s devastating consequences, captured by Cindy’s brother, follows her and her family over the course of ten years.
Free Solo leads the nominees for this year’s third annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards with six nominations and one honor, including Best Documentary
DOC NYC, America’s largest documentary festival, returns for its ninth edition with 135 feature-length documentaries among over 300 films and events overall.
Pope Francis Documentary Wins Founder’s Grand Prize at Michael Moore’s 2018 Traverse City Film Festival
Pope Francis – A Man of His Word, written and directed by three-time Academy Award® nominee Wim Wenders won the top prize, the Founders Grand Prize at Michael Moore’s 2018 Traverse City Film Festival.
HBO has confirmed a fresh array of thought-provoking documentaries for the second half of 2018
The official program of the 71st edition of the Locarno Festival was announced at a press conference today, Wednesday July 11, 2018.
Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival Releases 2018 Lineup, Opens with RBD, Documentary on Ruth Bader Ginsburg
RBG, a revealing and exciting portrayal of the Notorious RBG herself, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, will open this year’s 2018 Traverse City Film Festival
Montclair Film Festival announced the winners of the festival’s 2018 Audience Awards,
The Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) announced their complete lineup of narrative, documentary and short films for the 20th anniversary edition.
The 23rd Nantucket Film Festival taking place June 2 to 25, 2018, will open with “Boundaries,” written and directed by Shana Feste.
The 2018 Sarasota Film Festival (SFF) announced its full line-up, including its Centerpiece, Spotlight, Narrative Feature Competition, Independent Visions Competition, Documentary Feature Competition, Narrative, Documentary, and Short Films.
The documentary feature film The Sentence is first-time filmmaker Rudy Valdez’s moving film about the aftermath of his sister’s incarceration, and is described as a searing look at the devastating consequences of mandatory minimum sentencing.
The 2018 Sundance Film Festival’s Awards Ceremony took place last night and presented 28 prizes for feature filmmaking. The Grand Jury Prizes was awarded to The Miseducation of Cameron Post (U.S. Dramatic), Kailash (U.S. Documentary), Of Fathers and Sons (World Cinema Documentary) and Butterflies (World Cinema Dramatic).
The 2018 Sundance Film Festival returns to Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort, from January 18 to 28, and today announced the feature films lineup