Rounding out the current tally of award recognitions for Minding the Gap to 15 since its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, this past week Minding the Gap earned the Documentary Award at CAAMFest as well as the Nigel Moore Award for Youth Programming at the 2018 DOXA Documentary Film Festival!
Previously, the film won the Special Jury Prize for Breakthrough Filmmaking at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, the Best Documentary Feature Award at the Sarasota Film Festival, the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature and an honorable mention for the Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award at the 2018 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, the Best Editing: Feature Length Documentary Award at the Ashland Independent Film Festival, a Special Mention in the Next:Wave competition at CPH:DOX (the film's international premiere), the Best Feature Documentary Award at the Minneapolis St. Paul Film Festival, the Best Feature Documentary Award at the RiverRun International Film Festival, the Best Director Award: Feature Documentary at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, an Honorable Mention for Best Documentary at the Newport Beach Film Festival and the One in a Million Award at the Sun Valley Film Festival.
Praise for Minding the Gap:
"An amazing debut feature. Beautiful, touching, and at times joyous and heart-wrenching. I doubt there will be a better documentary released this year."
– Ain't It Cool News
MINDING THE GAP is the #NaFF18 film to beat. So good. Bing Liu is a filmmaker to watch. It screens again this Sunday at 3pm.
— Tony Youngblood (@tonyyoungblood) May 12, 2018
Minding the Gap (@MindingGapFilm) is documentary filmmaking of the highest order. A deeply felt, observed work of empathy. Crucial American filmmaking. Films like this don't ever leave you. #NashFilm18
— Cory Woodroof (@CoryWoodroof47) May 13, 2018
#VicksFlicks Minding the Gap- 4/5 stars
(1/3) An unexpectedly beautiful & stirring doc about three young men who share a love of skateboarding that becomes their way to heal from their pasts, even if only for a moment. In his stunning first feature, director Liu captures
— Brandon Vick (@SirBrandonV) May 13, 2018
Coming up, the film screens at the Galesburg Public Library as part of the Illinois Film Tour, the Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival (screening across Poland), the Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, the Mountainfilm Festival, the Las Vegas Film Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest (as a nominee for the fest's New Talent Award), the Nantucket Film Festival, BAMcinemaFest –– and more!
Find all upcoming screenings here.
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