Minding the Gap, 2018 DOCUTAH Raven Award Winner Is Oscar Nominated; Film Nominated in Best Documentary Feature Category.

January 22, 2019 – Saint George, UT – As the Oscar nominated films were announced this week, one stood out as the DOCUTAH team watched with excitement and pride. Minding the Gap, which won the 2018 Raven Award for Emerging Artist at the DOCUTAH International Documentary Film Festival, was nominated in the category for Best Documentary Feature.

“We are delighted that the Academy recognized what DOCUTAH recognized in this ‘remarkable debut feature’, as the New York Times called Minding the Gap. We congratulate this talented young filmmaker,” said Phil Tuckett, Professor of Digital Film at DSU and Executive Director of the DOCUTAH International Documentary Film Festival. “This is not the first time DOCUTAH filmmakers have been so honored, but it does not surprise us. Each year the quality of films that are submitted to DOCUTAH makes it difficult to choose which to include in the Festival.”

The Times continues, ““Minding the Gap” is more than a celebration of skateboarding as a sport and a subculture. With infinite sensitivity, Mr. Liu delves into some of the most painful and intimate details of his friends’ lives and his own, and then layers his observations into a rich, devastating essay on race, class and manhood in 21st-century America.”

Selected Press Coverage – https://www.mindingthegapfilm.com/in-the-news/

 

About DOCUTAH International Documentary Film Festival

DSU DOCUTAH International Documentary Film Festival™ celebrates the art of documentary filmmaking. The Festival includes DOCtalk sessions and gala events The Festival takes place on the Campus of Dixie State University and offers a week of entertaining films from all over the world, as well as year-round programs including monthly film screenings, all of which provide creative, cultural, and educational engagement. DOCUTAH also offers students at DSU an enhanced education and easy access to the Festival.