Today the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 15 films in the Documentary Feature category and 10 films in the Documentary Short Subject category will advance in the voting process for the 91st Academy Awards®.
Included in the 15 films advancing in the including Documentary Feature category is Minding the Gap, directed by Bing Liu and produced by Diane Quon. Included in the 10 films advancing in the Documentary Short Subject category is '63 Boycott, a film by Gordon Quinn, Rachel Dickson and Tracye A. Matthews.
Read the official announcement distributed by AMPAS here.
Minding the Gap recently won the Best Feature Award, Best Editing Award and the Emerging Filmmaker Award (awarded to director Bing Liu) at the 2018 International Documentary Association (IDA) Awards, as well as the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Editing and Runner-up in their Best Documentary category. The film also earned Best Documentary of 2018 from the New York Film Critics Circle and the Chicago Film Critics Association and was named one of 2018's Top Give Documentaries by the National Board of Review.
'63 Boycott was named to the 2018 DOC NYC Shorts Short List as one of the top 12 award contenders for the documentary short category. The film has previously won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Short Documentary at the Nashville Film Festival, the Audience Award for Best Documentary Short at the 2018 Pan African Film Festival, the Best Short Documentary Award at the 33rd Berlin Black International Cinema Exhibition, the Best Short Documentary Award at the Adrian International Film Festival, and the Best Short Documentary Award at the Roxbury International Film Festival.
Minding the Gap is presented by Hulu. Edited by Joshua Altman and Bing Liu. Original music by Nathan Halpern and Chris Ruggiero. Cinematography by Bing Liu. Executive produced by Sally Jo Fifer, Justine Nagan, Chris White, Gordon Quinn, Steve James and Betsy Steinberg. Produced by Diane Quon and Bing Liu. Directed by Bing Liu.
Minding the Gap is a co-production of Kartemquin Films, American Documentary | POV, and Independent Television Service, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), and Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program.
'63 Boycott is presented by Kartemquin Films. A film by Rachel Dickson, Tracye A. Matthews and Gordon Quinn. Edited by Liz Kaar. Music by Tom Sivak. Associate produced by John Fecile and Zak Piper. Graphics by Connor O'Keefe and Evan Staley. Executive produced by Betsy Steinberg and Gordon Quinn. Produced by Rachel Dickson and Tracye A. Matthews. Directed by Gordon Quinn.
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