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Festivals


“For Sama” wins top documentary award at Cannes Film Festival

Sources:  FRONTLINE and The Hollywood Reporter "For Sama" — a documentary telling the story of one woman’s journey through love, motherhood, war, and survival over five years of the Syrian conflict — was awarded the Golden Eye for Best Documentary at the 2019 Cannes...

“Hope Frozen” and “For Sama” win top prizes at Hot Docs

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter Hot Docs, North America's largest documentary film festival, named director Pailin Wedel's "Hope Frozen" the winner of its best international feature prize. "Hope Frozen" follows a Ph.D. in laser science who loses his two-year-old...

“For Sama”, “Exit 12” win top documentary awards at SXSW

Sources: Realscreen and Film Threat Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts’ "For Sama" was awarded the top prize in the Documentary Feature category at the 26th annual SXSW Film Festival Awards on Tuesday. In 2011, a peaceful uprising against Bashar al-Assad’s brutal...

The Sundance Film Festival announces its 2019 documentary lineup

Source:  Sundance Institute The documentary films confirmed for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival are: U.S. COMPETITION   American Factory / U.S.A. (Directors: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert, Producers: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert, Jeff Reichert, Julie Parker...

“Reason” wins top prize at IDFA

Source:  Deadline Anand Patwardhan's "Reason" won the IDFA Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary at the 31st International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (Nov. 14 - 25). The film, told in eight parts, charts the rise of religious and nationalist...