Minding the Gap wins Documentary Feature Jury Award at Sarasota

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Minding the Gap wins Documentary Feature Jury Award at Sarasota

On Saturday the 2018 Sarasota Film Festival announced Minding the Gap by Bing Liu was the recipient of one of the festival's two top honors, earning the Documentary Feature Jury Award. Read the full list of winners here.

Winner of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival's Special Jury Prize for Breakthrough Filmmaking following its world premiere at the fest, Minding the Gap has continued a stellar festival run: earning the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature and an honorable mention for the Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award at the 2018 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, the Best Editing: Feature Length Documentary Award at the Ashland Independent Film Festival, a Special Mention in the Next:Wave competition at CPH:DOX (the film's international premiere), and the One in a Million Award at the Sun Valley Film Festival.

Now Toronto recently deemed Minding the Gap as one of the 'Ten Buzziest Festival Films Coming to Hot Docs'.

The film next screens at the San Diego Asian Film Festival's Spring Showcase, the RiverRun Film Festival, the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, the Newport Beach Film Festival, Hot Docs – and many more!

Find a full list of upcoming screenings here.

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Minding the Gap wins Best Editing: Feature Length Documentary at Ashland

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Minding the Gap wins Best Editing: Feature Length Documentary at Ashland

Minding the Gap continues to enjoy a stellar festival run, most recently earning the Best Editing: Feature Length Documentary Award at the Ashland Independent Film Festival this past weekend. Read the festival's official announcement here.

Minding the Gap was edited by Bing Liu and Joshua Altman.

At its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, Minding the Gap earned the Special Jury Prize for Breakthrough Filmmaking, followed by a Special Mention at its international premiere at CPH:DOX in the Next:Wave competition. The film earned the One in a Million Award at the Sun Valley Film Festival, and most recently earned the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature and an honorable mention for the Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

The film next heads to the Sarasota Film Festival, One Take Film Fest, the San Diego Asian Film Festival Spring Showcase, the CineYouth Festival –– and more!

Find a full list of screenings here.

Impressions from Minding the Gap's festival run: 

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Minding the Gap wins twice at Full Frame

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Minding the Gap wins twice at Full Frame

Minding the Gap by Bing Liu, recipient of the 2018 Sundance Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking, earned two awards at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival this past weekend: the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature and an honorable mention for the Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award.

Find the full list of award-winners here.

The film was a recipient of the fest's Garret Scott Documentary Development Grant in 2017. Ahead of its screening this year in Durham, NC, INDY Week's Brian Howe –– the first skateboarder thus far to review the film –– wrote of Minding the Gap:

"What Liu renders crystal-clear in Minding the Gap is that all his friends—and indeed, many skaters around the world and throughout time—are trying to make up for families and societies that let them down, trying to build adulthood atop childhoods they feel they didn't have."

The very same day Full Frame announced their award-winners, Minding the Gap made its Chicago Premiere to a sold-out crowd at Chicago Media Project's DOC 10 Festival. Director Bing Liu, producer Diane Quon, and film participants Keire Johnson, Nina Bowgren and Kent Abernathy were in attendance, earning a standing ovation following the screening.

The film will continue its intensive festival run this week, heading to the Wisconsin Film Festival, the Ashland Independent Film Festival, and the San Francisco International Film Festival –– to name a few.

Find a full list of screenings here.

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Minding the Gap earns Special Mention in CPH:DOX Next:Wave competition

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Minding the Gap earns Special Mention in CPH:DOX Next:Wave competition

Following its international premiere at CPH:DOX in the fest's Next:Wave competition, Minding the Gap earned a Special Mention in the competition for emerging documentary filmmaking talent. 

This is the third honor for the film since its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the fest's Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking. Minding the Gap has since won the One in a Million award at the Sun Valley Film Festival, an accolade that honors exceptional works of independent film and films made with a budget of less than a million dollars. 

Minding the Gap earned fantastic reviews following its showing in Copenhagen, DK: 

"★★★★★★ This film is nothing less than a watershed – there has never been a more in-depth portrayal of late-adolescent masculinity. “If you can watch only one film this festival, let it be this." - @cphpost

Director Bing Liu recently shared insights on his filmmaking process with Jeff Schmidt at the Salem Film Fest as part of the fest's 'Filmmaker Spotlight' series:

"One thing I’ve been thinking about lately is how our society’s mission of ending violence in the home is at odds with how much we value privacy. I think that’s a thing that the film grapples with, too. I hope that we can start thinking about how these issues are not only emotionally difficult to talk about but can be ethically paradoxical as well."

Liu also spoke with students at Salem High School ahead of the film's screening at Salem Film Fest this past Thursday. View photos here.

ALL UPCOMING MINDING THE GAP SCREENINGS: 

April 7: FULL FRAME DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL - DURHAM, NC

April 7: ACT HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL - FORT COLLINS, CO

April 8: DOC 10 - CHICAGO, IL (CHICAGO PREMIERE)

April 9, 10 : WISCONSIN FILM FEST - MADISON, WI (BING LIU, DIANE QUON, KEIRE JOHNSON AND ZACK MULLIGAN IN-PERSON)

April 12, 13, 14: ASHLAND INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL - ASHLAND, OR

April 13: FREEP FILM FESTIVAL - DETROIT, MI

April 13, 14, 17: SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - SAN FRANCISCO, CA

April 14, 15: CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - CLEVELAND, OH

April 21: ONE TAKE FILM FEST - SAN FRANCISCO, CA

April 26: NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL - NEWPORT BEACH, CA

May 2, 3, 6: HOT DOCS CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL - TORONTO, ON

August 24, 25, 26: MOSAIC WORLD FILM FESTIVAL - ROCKFORD, IL (FOLLOWED BY Q&A)

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Minding the Gap opens Next:Wave, makes International Premiere

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Minding the Gap opens Next:Wave, makes International Premiere

Sundance Special Jury Award-winning Minding the Gap by Bing Liu will make its International premiere at the CPH:DOX international competition, Next:Wave, a newly created competition "dedicated to emerging filmmakers with the courage to take chances." The fest runs March 15-25 in Copenhagen. The winner of Next:Wave will be found by a jury and announced at CPH:DOX's Award Ceremony on March 23.

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