MNFF honors Steve James with Sustained Excellence in Documentary Filmmaking Award

Acclaimed director Steve James will receive Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival's 'Sustained Excellence in Documentary Filmmaking Award' on the closing night of the fest at 6:30PM on August 26. The fest will also screen James' 2018 Academy Award-nominated film Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, the first two episodes of James' upcoming Starz-acquired series America to Me, and Bing Liu's Minding the Gap (executive produced by James). Screenings: Saturday, August 25 7:15PM - Abacus: Small Enough to Jail Sunday, August 26 1PM - America to Me Sunday, August 26 4PM - Minding the Gap Continued

Steve James announced as 2018 AFI DOCS Guggenheim Honoree

Kartemquin is thrilled to share that long-time Kartemquin associate Steve James has been announced as the 2018 AFI DOCS Charles Guggenheim Symposium honoree. Read the official release from AFI DOCS here. James will be honored on June 14 at 6:30PM at the National Museum of American History's theater, where episode one of the James' upcoming docuseries America to Me will screen. The evening will also include an in-depth conversation with James along with clips from his acclaimed works. Purchase tickets here. Continued

A Very Kartemquin 2018 Oscars Re-Cap!

This past Sunday we celebrated a momentous occasion in the 52-year history of Kartemquin: following their nominations two of our films, Edith+Eddie and Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, traveled to the 90th Academy Awards® along with their respective filmmaking teams. Edith+Eddie directed, produced and edited by Laura Checkoway and produced by Thomas Lee Wright was nominee in the Best Documentary (Short Subject) category. Abacus, directed by Steve James and produced by Mark Mitten and Julie Goldman was a nominee in the Best Documentary Feature category. ABCnews followed Checkoway's journey as a first-time Oscar® nominee, in a piece that you can read here. Continued

Edith+Eddie, Abacus nominated for 90th Academy Awards®

Kartemquin is absolutely thrilled to share that both Edith+Eddie and Abacus: Small Enough to Jail have been nominated for the 90th Academy Awards® in the Feature Documentary and Documentary Short categories, respectively. Edith+Eddie is directed, produced and edited by Laura Checkoway; produced by Thomas Lee Wright; co-produced and edited by P. Corwin Lamm; co-produced by Karina Rotenstein; with cinematography by Neil Barrett and John Larson. The film is executive produced by Cher, Steve James, Gordon Quinn and Betsy Steinberg. Continued

Steve James earns DGA Award nomination for Abacus

Acclaimed director Steve James earned a nomination today from the Director's Guild of America for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for his latest film, Abacus: Small Enough to Jail. This is James' fourth DGA Award nomination. He won in 2994 for Hoop Dreams, and was also nominated in this category in 2008 and 2011 for At the Death House Door and The Interrupters. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter. Continued

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