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in Filmmaking
on Jan 8, 2008

If you read our blog often you’ve seen us link to filmmaker AJ Schnack‘s great blog All These Wonderful Things from time to time to get the real and honest take of what nonfiction filmmakers have to go through to get their films shown, and the hurdles they jump to get recognized for the major awards. Well, Schnack is going a step further now by co-chairing a new award for nonfiction filmmakers that will champion the best docs of the year. Set for March 18 at the IFC Center in New York, the inaugural ceremony will recognize all the different aspects of doc making including cinematography and editing and will be sponsored and presented by the Internet distribution company IndiePix. Nominees in the eight categories will be announced Jan. 20 in Park City during the Sundance Film Festival.

But a short list by a nominating committee of 12 programmers from the top North American film festivals for the category of Outstand Achievement in Nonfiction Filmmaking has already been released. The films are:

Billy The Kid
Deep Water
The Devil Came on Horseback
Ghosts of Cite Soleil
In The Shadow of the Moon
Into Great Silence
Lake of Fire
Manda Bala (Send a Bullet)
Manufactured Landscapes
The Monastery – Mr. Vig and the Nun
No End in Sight
Taxi to the Dark Side
The Unforeseen

Learn more about the award and ceremony here.

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