Minding the Gap earns 5 Critics' Choice Award nominations; America to Me nominated for Best Limited Doc Series

We are thrilled to share two Kartemquin films, Minding the Gap and America to Me have earned nominations for the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards. Minding the Gap is the second-most nominated film this year, with five nominations total. Read the full list of nominees in IndieWire. Nominations for Minding the Gap: Best Documentary Best Director Best First Time Director Best Sports Documentary Best Cinematography Continued

Loyalty: Stories premieres Monday at Meet the Press Film Festival, available for streaming

Loyalty: Stories, a docu-series directed and produced by David Washburn, will world premiere in a short film format at the 2018 Meet the Press Film Festival in collaboration with the American Film Institute. The film screens at the fest on October 8 at 9PM. It will then be available for streaming through NBC News Digital Apps. Loyalty: Stories is the first documentary film series to capture what life is like for American Muslims in the military. The series takes viewers to military bases and cities across the country to show how Muslims are serving their nation, community and faith. The project features a diverse group of men and women – immigrants, converts, and American-born Muslims – who gave an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States. Watch the trailer Continued

Represent Kickstarter launches – watch teaser!

Represent launches their Kickstarter campaign today – support the film here. The film is the debut directorial debut of Hillary Bachelder, and is produced by Anne Sobel, associate produced by Carina Nieto, and assistant edited by Amber Love. Represent is an intimate look at three first-time female candidates stepping into the political spotlight, taking a personal look at the challenges facing female candidates and the internal and systemic barriers to office. Continued

Episode 2 of America to Me airs tonight on STARZ, still 2018's best-reviewed original TV show

"Some documentary makers are adept at addressing the structural forces that govern society, and others are skilled at emotional, character-driven storytelling, but few do both simultaneously with the richness and precision of Steve James." – Akiva Gottlieb, Los Angeles Times The first episode of the 10-part docu-series from director Steve James premiered last Sunday, August 26 on STARZ not only to wide critical acclaim, but also marked the kick-off of a multitude of watch parties and episode discussions across the country – including at Oak Park and River Forest High School. Want to host a watch party? Learn more about the America to Me Real Talk social impact campaign here. Continued