Minding the Gap wins Best Feature at 2018 IDA Awards

In a momentous weekend for the film, Minding the Gap won the Best Feature Award at the 2018 International Documentary Association Awards, in addition to the pre-announced Best Editing Award and Emerging Filmmaker Award (given to Minding the Gap director Bing Liu). Barry Jenkins (If Beale Street Could Talk, Moonlight) and Kartemquin Artistic Director Gordon Quinn presented Liu with the award at the IDA Awards ceremony in Los Angeles this past Saturday.

This is an amazing moment to cap an unbelievable year: ⁦@BarryJenkins⁩ and ⁦@GordonQuinnKTQ⁩ presenting the ⁦@IDAorg⁩ Emerging Filmmaker Award to ⁦@bingliu89⁩. #IDAdocawards pic.twitter.com/05BrDr030h

— Kartemquin Films (@Kartemquin) December 9, 2018

Bing Liu accepts the Emerging Filmmaker Award for "Minding the Gap" and manages to thank dozens of people and organizations in under 2 minutes; he also wishes his late stepfather will find the peace that eluded him in life #IDAdocawards

— Dave McNary (@Variety_DMcNary) December 9, 2018
On Sunday, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association announced Minding the Gap had earned the LAFCA Award for Best Editing, as well as Runner-up in the Best Documentary category. The Chicago Film Critics Association also awarded Minding the Gap their Best Documentary Award. Minding the Gap also recently earned the Best Documentary of 2018 Award from the New York Film Critics Circle, was named one of 2018's Top Five Documentaries by the National Board of Review, and earned two Independent Spirit Award nominations. Minding the Gap is presented by Hulu. Edited by Joshua Altman and Bing Liu. Original music by Nathan Halpern and Chris Ruggiero. Cinematography by Bing Liu. Executive produced by Sally Jo Fifer, Justine Nagan, Chris White, Gordon Quinn, Steve James and Betsy Steinberg. Produced by Diane Quon and Bing Liu. Directed by Bing Liu. Minding the Gap is a co-production of Kartemquin Films, American Documentary | POV, and Independent Television Service, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), and Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program.