‘Stray Dog’ and ‘The Kill Team’ Among the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominees

‘Stray Dog’ and ‘The Kill Team’ Among the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominees

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The nominees for the 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards have been announced, and as usual there’s a mix of fiction of nonfiction categories with no documentaries represented in fields like editing, directing and cinematography. But it is the rare awards that have two whole honors just for nonfiction films, so that’s good. Below are the nine titles in contention over the two doc categories only. For the rest, find the full list at Sys-Con Media. Congrats to the nominees, which include a lot of Nonfics favorites.

BEST DOCUMENTARY (Award given to the director and producer)

20,000 Days on Earth
Directors: Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard
Producers: Dan Bowen, James Wilson

Director/Producer: Laura Poitras
Producers: Mathilde Bonnefoy, Dirk Wilutzky

Stray Dog
Director: Debra Granik
Producer: Anne Rosellini

The Salt of the Earth
Directors: Juliano Ribeiro Salgado and Wim Wenders
Producer: David Rosier

Director/Producer: Orlando von Einsiedel
Producer: Joanna Natasegara

20th ANNUAL LENSCRAFTERS TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD — The 20th annual Truer Than Fiction Award, sponsored by LensCrafters is presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by LensCrafters.

Approaching the Elephant
Director: Amanda Rose Wilder

Evolution of a Criminal
Director: Darius Clark Monroe

The Kill Team
Director: Dan Krauss

The Last Season
Director: Sara Dosa

(Editor in Chief)

Christopher Campbell is the founding editor of Nonfics.