Abacus: Small Enough to Jail by director Steve James was nominated for the Audience Choice Prize, along with KTQ Labs grad Quest. The Sung family including Chanterelle Sung, Hwei Lin Sung, Jill Sung, Thomas Sung and Vera Sung were nominated for Cinema Eye's non-competitive honor, The Unforgettables––honoring the year's most notable and significant nonfiction film subjects.
This year’s winners will be announced at the 2018 Honors Awards Ceremony on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens. The ceremony will be hosted, for the third consecutive year, by longtime Kartemquin filmmaker Steve James (The Interrupters, Life Itself, Hoop Dreams), who is a Cinema Eye nominee this year for his latest film, Abacus: Small Enough to Jail.
The nominations come shortly after Abacus' win for Best Political Documentary at the 2017 Critics' Choice Awards, as well as Edith+Eddie's nomination for the International Documentary Association's Best Short Award.
With a noted tradition of nurturing emerging talent and acting as a leading voice for independent media, Kartemquin is building on more than 50 years of history as Chicago’s documentary powerhouse.
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