At Kartemquin, we pride ourselves on the impact our films can make on audiences. Long after a film has played at festivals or on television, we hope that its quality will stand the test of time and that it will continue to move people to discuss the issues involved, and inspire them to take action no matter where they are in the world. Here are some recent examples of our documentaries stirring debate and meeting a positive response for their informed and engrossing depiction of complex subject matter.
The Interrupters has launched a new website today. Few details have been made public so far about this highly anticipated documentary from Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and Alex Kotlowitz (There Are No Children Here), due to air on PBS Frontline, but you can be the first to read exclusive updates about the film by signing up for their newsletter via the site.
Congratulations are due to The Interrupters production team, who were yesterday announced as recipients of a production grant from the Sundance Documentary Film Program. The Sundance press release noted that the film was one of only 18 selected out of 750 applicants from 111 countries, and marked "a new resurgence of nonfiction filmmaking on the world
The National Film Preservation Fund has awarded Kartemquin a preservation grant to restore The Chicago Maternity Center Story, a groundbreaking work from Kartemquin's 1970's collective period. We would like to thank the NFPF and our project partners Chicago Film Archives, who will house the film and provide access. Read more about the NFPF's recent grant awards.
Kartemquin is delighted to have received funding for two in-progress films - A Good Man and The Interrupters - in the most recent round of funding from ITVS (The Independent Television Service). Read about the funding on the ITVS website. Kartemquin would like to congratulate all our partners on these two projects, which will both be completed in 2011.
Kartemquin is glad to announce that Milking the Rhino has won a "special mention prize" in the category awarded by Bioversity International at the 7th International Audiovisual Festival of Biodiversity. The festival was held in Rome from 20 to 23 May 2010.