The Alliance of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ) has named four films as nominees for the 2012 EDA Award for Best Documentary.
And, the nominees are:
- The Gatekeepers - Directed by Dror Moreh
- The Imposter - Directed by Bart Layton
- The Invisible War - Directed by Kirby Dick
- Searching For Sugar Man - Directed by Malik Bendjelloul
AWFJ also presents an EDA Award for the Year's Outstanding Achievement By A Woman In The Film Industry. Among this year's nominees are 'Women Documentary Filmmakers, including Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (Detropia), Lauren Greenfield (Queen of Versailles), Alison Klayman (Ai Weiwei Never Sorry) and Sarah Burns (The Central Park Five).'
The two other nominees for Outstanding Achievement are Kathryn Bigelow, Director of Zero Dark Thirty, her extraordinary truth-based narrative feature, and actress Jennifer Lawrence for her performances in Hunger Games and Silver Linings Playbook. It's great to see documentary filmmaking and filmmakers recognized by AWFJ EDA Awards voters.
The EDA Awards winners for Best Documentary and Year's Outstanding Achievement will be announced on January 7, 2013.
(Disclosure: I am a voting member of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists).