Minding the Gap continues to enjoy a stellar festival run, most recently earning the Best Editing: Feature Length Documentary Award at the Ashland Independent Film Festival this past weekend. Read the festival's official announcement here. Last year, our 2016 film Abacus: Small Enough to Jail took home the same award from the fest.
Minding the Gap was edited by Bing Liu and Joshua Altman.
At its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, Minding the Gap earned the Special Jury Prize for Breakthrough Filmmaking, followed by a Special Mention at its international premiere at CPH:DOX in the Next:Wave competition. The film earned the One in a Million Award at the Sun Valley Film Festival, and most recently earned the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature and an honorable mention for the Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.
Impressions from Minding the Gap's festival run:
My favorite film @CIFF was @MindingGapFilm. Heartbreaking, rejuvenating, beautiful, human. I thought I was done crying and then @mountain_goats played over the end credits. Please see it if you have the chance.
— Jamario Moondog (@marissadesantis) April 16, 2018
@MindingGapFilm just about broke my heart tonight. I related&recognized my own story in these voices. I've said it so many times & I will say it again. Had it not been for skateboarding & the community of skaters I grew with I'm not sure how I would have survived my own childhood
— mylissa fitzsimmons (@mylissafitz) April 15, 2018
So proud of Bing and the @MindingGapFilm team. I chatted with him at @FullFrame about the cycle of violence and how it creeps its way into our minds and behaviors. This one was tough, but necessary. I sobbed.#amwriting #Documentary #mindingthegaphttps://t.co/D3uxfWoRUZ
— B. Rain Bennett (@rainbennett) April 11, 2018
The film next heads to the Sarasota Film Festival, One Take Film Fest, the San Diego Asian Film Festival Spring Showcase, the CineYouth Festival –– and more!
Find a full list of screenings here.
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