Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking

Our top award celebrates the highest dedication to excellence in nonfiction filmmaking across all fields of craft and artistry. Previous winners in this category are Manda Bala (Send a Bullet) (2008), Man on Wire (2009), The Cove (2010), Exit Through the Gift Shop (2011), The Interrupters (2012), 5 Broken Cameras (2013) and The Act of Killing (2014).

Amy

Nominated for Audience Choice, Outstanding Achievement in Editing, Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking

A once-in-a-generation talent, Amy Winehouse instantly captured the world’s attention. A pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense – she wrote and sung from the heart using her musical gifts to analyse her own problems. The combination of her...

Cartel Land

Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography, Outstanding Achievement in Direction, Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking, Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Score, Outstanding Achievement in Production

When your government cannot provide basic safety from murderous organized criminals, is it acceptable to take the law into your own hands to protect your family, your land, and your country? That is the question at the heart of Cartel...

Democrats

Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking, Outstanding Achievement in Production

In the wake of Robert Mugabe’s contentious 2008 presidential win, Zimbabwe convened a bipartisan constitutional committee in an effort to transition the country away from its corrupt authoritarian leadership. Two men from rival political parties were appointed to the committee:...

Listen to me Marlon

Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Editing, Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking

A treasure trove of audiotapes yields a unique autobiographical portrait of one of cinema’s greatest actors, Marlon Brando. Over 300 hours of intimate recordings that date back as far as the 1940s reveal a frank, self-aware man, by turns funny,...

The Wolfpack

Nominated for Audience Choice, Outstanding Achievement in a Debut Feature Film, Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking

Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films that they watch. Nicknamed the Wolfpack, the brothers spend their childhood re-enacting their favorite films...

The Look of Silence

Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography, Outstanding Achievement in Direction, Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking, Outstanding Achievement in Production

In this multi-award winning companion piece to The Act of Killing, filmed before its release, Joshua Oppenheimer further explores the terrible legacy of the Indonesian genocide fifty years ago, this time through the lens of one family. Adi was born...

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