The Sun Valley Film Festival announced today that Minding the Gap, the debut feature from director Bing Liu, earned the fest's One in a Million Award! The One in a Million award "celebrates the heart of independent film, and films made with a budget of less than a million dollars."
This is the second award thus far for Minding the Gap, which took home the Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival this past January, following its world premiere at the fest.
The film recently internationally premiered at CPH:DOX in the fest's inaugural Next:Wave competition, to rave reviews:
"★★★★★★ 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."
ALL UPCOMING MINDING THE GAP SCREENINGS:
March 20, 23: CPH:DOX - COPENHAGEN, DK
March 22, 24: SALEM FILM FEST - SALEM, MA
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 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
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)