Two alumni of Independent Film Week's Spotlight on Documentaries program were honored with Academy Award nominations this morning:
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers is among the 5 nominees for Documentary Feature. Directors Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith brought the film to Spotlight on Documentaries in 2007. It is currently being distributed by First Run Features; it screens in New York City at Cinema Village, and elsewhere around the country.
Roger Ross Williams' Music By Prudence is a Documentary Short nominee. It is being distributed by HBO Documentary Films, who met with Williams when the film was at Independent Film Week in 2008. HBO2 will broadcast it May 12. Music By Prudence also participates in IFP's Fiscal Sponsorship program.
Other documentary nominees include friends of IFP like Lab mentor Julia Reichert's film The Last Truck.
Congratulations to all the nominees! We wish you all the best - we're voting for you in our Oscar pools!