As the year draws to a close, realscreen has quizzed figures from across the factual spectrum for their 2014 highlights, lowlights, reflections and future aspirations. Here, The Guardian’s head of documentaries Charlie Phillips (pictured) offers his thoughts.
James Benning’s doc 13 Lakes and Mark Jonathan Harris’s film Into the Arms of Strangers (pictured) are among the annual crop of films that have been added to the U.S. Library of Congress’s National Film Registry.
Orlando von Einsiedel’s doc on an endangered African park, Virunga (pictured), and Mark A. Levinson’s physics doc Particle Fever are among the 14 winners of the 2015 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards.
Paris Is Burning (pictured), Jennie Livingston’s doc classic about New York City drag ball culture, will receive the Cinema Eye Honors Legacy Award next month, with screenings following at Sundance and Hot Docs.
Theresa Wynnyk’s The Carollers and Rhonda Buckley’s Terranova Matadora: Carolyn Hayward are among eight documentary shorts to receive BravoFACTUAL funds from Canadian film organization BravoFACT. (Pictured: Buckley)
There are six doc category nominees for this year’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, including The Overnighters (pictured), Life Itself, and a film about singer Glen Campbell.