AWARDS

MORE LOVE FOR 'DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS' AND 'DREAMING MURAKAMI' by Mauricio Gonzalez-Aranda

We're happy to announce that Simon Lereng Wilmont’s engrossing work ‘The Distant Barking of Dogs’ won yet another award. This time for Best Film in the International Competition of CinéDOC-Tbilisi International Documentary Film Festival in Georgia.

 

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'WHAT WALAA WANTS' WINS SPECIAL JURY PRIZE AT HOT DOCS by Mauricio Gonzalez-Aranda

We're so proud that What Walaa Wants, directed by Christy Garland, won the Special Jury Prize at Hot Docs 2018.

The jury said the following about the film: “We award the DGC Special Jury Prize - Canadian Feature Documentary to What Walaa Wants for displaying an extraordinary bond between filmmaker and subject which then carries over to the audience. Christy Garland creates an exceptional emotional arc by focusing on Walaa’s growth and transformation.”

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'STRONG ISLAND' WINS GOTHAM AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY by Mauricio Gonzalez-Aranda

Yance Ford's amazing Strong Island won the award for Best Documentary at the Gotham Independent Film Awards on Sunday night, November 26 2017. 

In his acceptance speech director Yance Ford said: "There is nothing exceptional about the family in Strong Island. Hard work did not spare this family from the unrelenting systemic violence that has stalked black Americans since the founding of this nation.

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'A DROWNING MAN' WINS GRAND PRIX FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT AT CORK FILM FESTIVAL by Mauricio Gonzalez-Aranda

Mahdi' Fleifel's poweful short film A Drowning Man took home the Grand Prix for Best International Short at the 62nd Cork Film Festival, held November 10-19 2017. 

Since the Cork Film Festival is an Oscar® qualifying film festival the win allows A Drowning Man to join the longlist for the 90th Academy Awards in the Live Action Short Film category. 

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'STRONG ISLAND' AND 'NILE HILTON INCIDENT' BOTH WIN AT SUNDANCE by Mauricio Gonzalez-Aranda

We are immensely happy that our two co-productions who premiered at Sundance 2017 both took home awards: Strong Island, directed by Yance Ford and edited by Janus Billeskov Jansen won the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Storytelling and the Nile Hilton Incident, directed by Tarik Saleh and edited by Theis Schmidt won the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic.

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