News for October 2018

Represent Kickstarter launches – watch teaser!

Represent launches their Kickstarter campaign today – support the film here. The film is the debut directorial debut of Hillary Bachelder, and is produced by Anne Sobel, associate produced by Carina Nieto, and assistant edited by Amber Love. Represent is an intimate look at three first-time female candidates stepping into the political spotlight, taking a personal look at the challenges facing female candidates and the internal and systemic barriers to office. Continued

Loyalty: Stories premieres Monday at Meet the Press Film Festival, available for streaming

Loyalty: Stories, a docu-series directed and produced by David Washburn, will world premiere in a short film format at the 2018 Meet the Press Film Festival in collaboration with the American Film Institute. The film screens at the fest on October 8 at 9PM. It will then be available for streaming through NBC News Digital Apps. Loyalty: Stories is the first documentary film series to capture what life is like for American Muslims in the military. The series takes viewers to military bases and cities across the country to show how Muslims are serving their nation, community and faith. The project features a diverse group of men and women – immigrants, converts, and American-born Muslims – who gave an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States. Watch the trailer Continued

Minding the Gap earns 5 Critics' Choice Award nominations; America to Me nominated for Best Limited Doc Series

We are thrilled to share two Kartemquin films, Minding the Gap and America to Me have earned nominations for the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards. Minding the Gap is the second-most nominated film this year, with five nominations total. Read the full list of nominees in IndieWire. Nominations for Minding the Gap: Best Documentary Best Director Best First Time Director Best Sports Documentary Best Cinematography Continued

Minding the Gap, America to Me nominated for 2019 Cinema Eye Honors

The Cinema Eye Honors today announced the nominees for their 2019 awards, including two nominations for Minding the Gap and one nomination for America to Me! Minding the Gap earned nominations for the Cinema Eye Honors' Audience Choice Prize, and film participants Keire Johnson, Bing Liu (also director/producer/editor) and Zack Mulligan earned a spot on CEH's The Unforgettables list, which recognizes notable and significant nonfiction film subjects. America to Me was nominated for CEH's inaugural Outstanding Nonfiction Series for Broadcast award. Read the full list of nominees here. Continued