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).

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:...

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Nominated for Audience Choice, Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Filmmaking for Television, Outstanding Achievement in Production

Based on Lawrence Wright’s exposé of Scientology, Going Clear is a jaw-dropping, bonkers piece of journalism. Piling engrossing, sometimes salacious details sky high, Alex Gibney traces the story back to the movement’s origins in the pulp fiction of the postwar...

Meru

Nominated for Audience Choice, Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography, Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Score, Outstanding Achievement in Production

With jaw-dropping cinematography of one of the most remote places on earth and direct access to the trials, drive and anxieties of its renowned mountain climbing subjects, the Sundance Audience Award winner Meru is a hybrid of gorgeous nature photography...

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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