Minding the Gap wins 2019 Grierson Award

Minding the Gap, the Academy Award-nominated film directed, produced, and edited by Bing Liu and produced by Diane Quon, today was awarded the 2019 Grierson Award for Best Cinema Documentary at the Grierson Awards ceremony on Thursday, November 14. 

The Grierson Awards recognize and celebrate documentaries from Britain and abroad that have made a significant contribution to the genre and that demonstrate quality, integrity, creativity, originality, and overall excellence.

Minding the Gap had its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival where the film won the Special Jury Prize for Breakthrough Filmmaking. The film received a 2019 Peabody Award for Documentary and was a nominee for a 2019 Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special. Minding the Gap won the Critics’ Choice Documentary Award for Best First Time Director (Bing Liu), and it won two Cinema Eye Honors for Outstanding Achievement in a Debut Feature Film and Outstanding Achievement in Editing. The film won the Truer Than Fiction Award in the Film Independent Spirit Awards, the IndieWire Critics' Poll for Best Documentary Feature, the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Non-Fiction Film, and the Los Angeles Film Critics Circle Award for Best Editing.

The film was edited by Joshua Altman and Bing Liu; original music by Nathan Halpern and Chris Ruggiero; cinematography by Bing Liu; executive producers Sally Jo Fifer, Justine Nagan, Gordon Quinn, Steve James, Betsy Steinberg; produced by Diane Quon and Bing Liu, and directed by Bing Liu.

Minding the Gap is presented by Hulu, and is a co-production of Kartemquin Films, American Documentary | POV, and the Independent Television Service (ITVS); with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), and the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program.