Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg's "The Trials of Darryl Hunt," which debuted back in January at the Sundance Film Festival, has been acquired by ThinkFilm. The company is planning a 2007 release of the film, which has just been named to the short list of films under consideration for a best documentary Academy Award nomination. The film is the story of Hunt's decade-long battle to free himself from prison after a wrongful conviction. It has won audience and jury awards at numerous film festivals throughout the year, including Sedona, Full Frame, Newport, Galway, Bend, Nashville, Seattle, Chicago, Raindance and more. [Eugene Hernandez]