Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Women Dominate 2014 DGA Awards Documentary Nominations

by Amos Semien

The Directors Guild of America recently announced the nominations in the category of "DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentaries for 2013."  Three of the five nominations went to women filmmakers, including Sarah Polley for her much-honored 2012 Canadian doc, Stories We Tell.

The Directors Guild of America (DGA) is the entertainment labor union that represents film and television directors.  The DGA gives out the Directors Guild of America Award each year to honor outstanding achievement.

The 66th Annual DGA Awards Dinner will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles

DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentaries for 2013

Cutie and the Boxer
(Radius TWC, Ex Lion Tamer, Cine Mosaic)

This is Mr. Heinzerling’s first DGA Award nomination.

The Square
(Netflix, Participant Media, Noujaim Films, Maktube Productions, WorldView, Roast Beef Productions

This is Ms. Noujaim’s third DGA Award nomination.  She won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for Startup.com in 2001 (together with Chris Hegedus) and was also nominated in this category in 2004 for Control Room.

The Act of Killing
(Final Cut for Real APS, Drafthouse Films, Piraya Films, Novaya Zemlya Ltd., Spring Films Ltd.)

This is Mr. Oppenheimer’s first DGA Award nomination.

Stories We Tell
(Roadside Attractions, The National Film Board of Canada)

This is Ms. Polley’s first DGA Award nomination.

The Crash Reel
(HBO Documentary Films, KP Rides Again, LLC, Impact Partners, Tree Tree Tree Production)

This is Ms. Walker’s first DGA Award nomination.



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