2018 Diverse Voices in Docs (DVID) annual Funders Panel brings industry leaders to Chicago

Leading documentary industry funders will visit Chicago on Saturday, June 23rd to assess the eight in-progress projects being made by Midwestern documentary makers of color through Diverse Voices in Docs (DVID), a nine-month professional mentorship program organized by Kartemquin Films and the Community Film Workshop of Chicago. Funder panelists gathering at the DePaul University School of Cinematic Arts to review pitches and view previews by the 2018 DVID cohort will include: Chloe Gbai, POV Jannet Nuñez, ITVS Hajnal Molnar-Szakacs, Sundance Institute Marjon Javadi, Doc Society Leslie Fields-Cruz, Black Public Media Dan Soles, WTTW Continued

Minding the Gap wins twice at Sheffield Doc/Fest

Not only making its UK premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest, but stirring and stunning fest-goers, Minding the Gap earned both the New Talent Award and the Doc Audience Award at the 2018 Sheffield Doc/Fest. The film has now earned 28 award recognitions since its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival in January. Impressions from #SheffDocFest viewers: Thrilled that @MindingGapFilm won TWO awards at @sheffdocfest - an expertly executed film that weaves multiple narratives into a tale about growing up. Plus, there's some great skateboarding. Congratulations Bing! https://t.co/LGXhoxQAXM Continued

Minding the Gap wins at MSPIFF, RiverRun and SDAFF

Earning its 11th award recognition since the film's world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, Minding the Gap won the Best Feature Documentary Award at both the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival and the RiverRun International Film Festival, as well as the San Diego Asian Film Festival's Spring Showcase Audience Award – just in the past week. At the San Diego Asian Film Festival's Spring Showcase, skateboarding legend Tony Hawk and his son Riley Hawk joined Bing Liu, Keire Johnson, and Diane Quon for the screening. Continued

Minding the Gap wins Best Editing: Feature Length Documentary at Ashland

Minding the Gap continues to enjoy a stellar festival run, most recently earning the Best Editing: Feature Length Documentary Award at the Ashland Independent Film Festival this past weekend. Read the festival's official announcement here. Last year, our 2016 film Abacus: Small Enough to Jail took home the same award from the fest. Minding the Gap was edited by Bing Liu and Joshua Altman. Continued