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December 13, 2013 12:39 PM
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Doc Filmmakers: You Don't Need to Premiere at Sundance to Win an Oscar, But Most Nominees Debuted There

2012

"Battle for Brooklyn" = Hot Docs
"Bill Cunningham New York" = Sundance
"Buck" = Sundance
"Hell and Back Again" = Sundance
"If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front" = Sundance

"Jane's Journey" = not at a festival
"The Loving Story" = Full Frame
"Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory" = TIFF
"Pina" = Berlinale

"Project Nim" = Sundance
"Semper Fi: Always Faithful" = Tribeca
"Sing Your Song" = Sundance
"Undefeated" = SXSW

"Under Fire: Journalists in Combat" = not at a festival?
"We Were Here" = Sundance

Sundance: 7
not at a fest: 2
Hot Docs: 1
Full Frame: 1
TIFF: 1
Berlinale: 1
Tribeca: 1
SXSW: 1

Nominees: 

Sundance: 2

Berlinale: 1
TIFF: 1
SXSW: 1

2013

"Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" = Sundance
"Bully" = TIFF
"Chasing Ice" = Sundance
"Detropia" = Sundance
"Ethel" = Sundance
"5 Broken Cameras" = IDFA
"The Gatekeepers" = Jerusalem International Film Festival

"The House I Live In" = Sundance
"How to Survive a Plague" = Sundance

"The Imposter" = Sundance
"The Invisible War" = Sundance

"Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God" = TIFF
"Searching for Sugar Man" = Sundance

"This Is Not a Film" = Cannes
"The Waiting Room" = Full Frame

Sundance: 9
TIFF: 2
IDFA: 1
Jerusalem: 1
Cannes: 1
Full Frame: 1

Nominees:

Sundance: 4

Jerusalem: 1

2014

"The Act of Killing" = TIFF
"The Armstrong Lie" = Venice
"Blackfish" = Sundance
"The Crash Reel" = Sundance
"Cutie and the Boxer" = Sundance
"Dirty Wars" = Sundance
"First Cousin Once Removed" = NYFF
"God Loves Uganda" = Sundance
"Life According to Sam" = Sundance
"Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer" = Sundance
"The Square" = Sundance
"Stories We Tell" = Venice
"Tim's Vermeer" = TIFF
"20 Feet from Stardom" = Sundance
Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington = Sundance

Sundance: 10
TIFF: 2
Venice: 2
NYFF: 1

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1 Comment

  • bryan | December 14, 2013 1:23 AMReply

    Bully world premiered at Tribeca not TIFF