#NFF17 Films in Awards Season

It's here again - awards season! You may have noticed a few of your favorite films from #NFF17 (as well as NFF alums and upcoming NFF Now films)  making the rounds. Kicking things off on January 11 were the Cinema Eye Honors, last Sunday, February 17th were the BAFTAs, the Film Independent Spirit Awards are coming up on March 3, and the 90th Academy Awards are the following day on March 4. Take a look below at the nominees and winners so far, and cheer on your favorite #NFF17 films next weekend!

THE BIG SICK

THE BIG SICK

Cinema Eye Honors (Outstanding Achievements in Documentary Film):

Nominee: Outstanding Achievement in Editing
Lindsay Utz for QUEST

Nominee: Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Films Made for Television
THE KEEPERS


BAFTAs (British Academy Film Awards)

Nominee: Outstanding British Film and Adapted Screenplay
THE DEATH OF STALIN (March NFF Now film)

Nominee: Documentary
CITY OF GHOSTS
AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL


 Film Independent Spirit Awards:

Nominee: Best First Feature
MENASHE
PATTI CAKE$

WINNER: INGRID GOES WEST

Nominee: Best First Screenplay
David Branson Smith and Matt Spicer for INGRID GOES WEST
WINNER: Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjani for
THE BIG SICK

Nominee: Best Male Lead
Harris Dickinson for BEACH RATS

Nominee: Best Documentary
MOTHERLAND
QUEST


Nominee: Best Supporting Female
Holly Hunter for THE BIG SICK
Lois Smith for MARJORIE PRIME

Nominee: Best Cinematography
Hélène Louvart for BEACH RATS

WINNER: JEEP TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD
QUEST


Academy Awards:

Nominee: Writing, Original Screenplay
Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjani for THE BIG SICK

Nominee: Short Film, Animated
Dave Mullins and Dana Murray for LOU

NFF Represented in Awards Season

We'd like to take a minute to say a huge congratulations to all of the #NFF16 alums who have been nominated (and won) this awards season! Watch with us: the BAFTAs on February 12, the Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 25,  and the 89th Academy Awards on February 26, where we'll cheer on Life, Animated (Best Documentary Feature),  Joe's Violin (Best Documentary Short Subject), Piper (Best Animated Short)and Viggo Mortensen (Actor in a Leading Role) from Captain Fantastic.

Cameraperson

Cameraperson

Additionally, congratulations to this year's #NFF16 winners of the CINEMA EYE HONORS (Outstanding Achievements in Documentary Film):

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking
Cameraperson

Outstanding Achievement in Editing
Nels Bangerter - Cameraperson

Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography
Kirsten Johnson - Cameraperson

Outstanding Achievement in a Debut Feature Film
Directed by Nanfu Wang - Hooligan Sparrow

Audience Choice Prize
Directed by Clay Tweel - Gleason