Outstanding Achievement in Production

Without the producer, there is no film. They juggle the many and myriad details and responsibilities of filmmaking – from finding subjects to hiring crew to raising money to completing the film. Previous winners in this category include Seth Kanegis, Tomas Radoor and Mikael Rieks for Ghosts of Cite Soleil (2008), Simon Chinn for Man on Wire (2009), Paula DuPré Pesman and Fisher Stevens for The Cove (2010), Mila Aung-Thwin and Daniel Cross for Last Train Home (2011), Gian-Piero Ringel and Wim Wenders for Pina (2012), Dimitri Doganis for The Imposter (2013) and Signe Byrge Sørensen for The Act of Killing (2014).

Citizenfour

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

Laura Poitras was at work on the final installment of her trilogy about the aftermath of 9/11 (after My Country, My Country and The Oath), focusing on American electronic surveillance and whistleblowers, when she received an encrypted email from a...

The Case Against 8

Nominated for Audience Choice, Outstanding Achievement in Editing, Outstanding Achievement in Production

Following the passage of California’s controversial Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage, progressive David Boies and ultra-conservative Ted Olson, legendary foes who had faced off in Bush v. Gore, formed an unexpected legal partnership to fight for its overturn, with...

The E-Team

Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography, Outstanding Achievement in Production

When crimes against humanity flare up, the Emergency-Team of Human Rights Watch are the world’s first responders. As word gets out about the Syrian regime’s abuses, Anna Neistat and her partner Ole Solvangand cross overland into the country, meticulously take...

The Return to Homs

Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in a Debut Feature Film, Outstanding Achievement in Production

Homs, Syria, is a city under siege. On the frontline of the Syrian Civil War, it is at the epicenter of the defensive insurgency led by the charismatic Abdul Basset, goalkeeper of the national soccer team. Only nineteen years old,...

Virunga

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

In the forested depths of eastern Congo lies Virunga National Park, one of the most bio-diverse places in the world and home to the last of the mountain gorillas. In this wild, but enchanted environment, a small and embattled team...

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