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November 9, 2021 in DOCS, International, MOVIES, News, TV
Ballots were due on November 11th at 9PM ET. Thank you for voting!
Gill Pringle said on November 9, 2021
So many brilliant selections this year. As a journalist, I love documentaries because I learn so much. I never feel like I’m wasting my time when I watch a documentary – which was exactly my feeling watching, for example, The Eternals. Once a year, I make the decision to walk out of a screening when it is simply too dumb/awful – so The Eternals marked my “walk-out” for 2021. And I love Chloe Zhao and remember being gob-smacked by The Rider at TIFF and then interviewing her afterwards and seeing first-hand how cool she was and loving her unique voice. I love the Canadians because they appreciate the value of documentaries and even have dedicated documentary cinemas. The more we know, the smarter we are. I grew up in the UK watching Jacques Cousteau but had no idea that he was a forerunner in ringing the bell about Climate Change. What a man! If only we’d paid more attention to him 50 years earlier. This is my first voting year as a CCA member (International branch) although I’ve been a BAFTA voter for 20 years. Not sure if any of my stream of consciousness is helpful or even necessary. But just wanted to say how much I loved ALL the documentary entries and feel a wiser human being for having seen them all.
Mathilde Bernard said on November 10, 2021
have the same feeling about docs like you.
Lynn Venhaus said on November 10, 2021
Pleasure to meet you.
I’ve been a journalist for nearly 50 years.
Illuminating, inspiring, informative — so many good ones this year!
Emmanuel Itier said on November 9, 2021
Another brilliant year for Docs! Bravo to all the contenders!
Josh Board said on November 9, 2021
As much as I love Edgar Wright…didn’t the Sparks Bros documentary feel so repetitive? I really wanted to like that more than I did.
Aaron Barnhart said on November 10, 2021
A friend sat through it at a filmiest and after said, “That’s a lot of Sparks.”
Alex Saveliev said on November 9, 2021
Great selection! Summer of Soul particularly resonated with me.Congrats to all the nominees.
Rosa Gamazo said on November 10, 2021
Amazing documentaries. Some of them really eye opening.Good luck to all the nominees.
Wow that was a though choice. Really liked most of them. Very touched by Selma Blair.
Noel Manning said on November 10, 2021
Such a wonderful lineup of choices. As a longtime fan of docs(and former documentarian) – I look forward to this each year. My only regret is that Tom Petty’s doc wasn’t available during deliberations – If you haven’t had the chance, and you love music docs, I encourage you to seek out – Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free.
Terry David Mulligan said on November 10, 2021
The end result of screening and immersing myself in the documentaries is that the information and passions change me in a way that’s surprising and lasting. Each leaves its story with me.
I love the experience. Look forward to it each year.
Paul Salfen said on November 10, 2021
Another great year for docs! It was really hard to choose this time around, which is a good thing.
Fiore Mastracci said on November 11, 2021
Interesting collection of documentaries, though it is quite apparent the line between documentary and propaganda is still blurred.
Matt Demers said on November 11, 2021
Such great docs = tough choices. Val was a big highlight for me this year.
Bryan Kluger said on November 11, 2021
What a year for docs.
Chris Miksanek said on November 11, 2021
A great year for Docs.
Yar Wei said on November 11, 2021
In deed, what a list of selections. Also thanks for providing screener links in one single sheet.
Wakako Rollinger said on November 12, 2021
Wonderful selections of documentaries from inspirational human stories to conservation of wildlife. Kudos to all the filmmakers!
JD Duran said on November 12, 2021
Agreed it was a great year. Can’t wait to see how the results turned out. Congrats to all the nominees.
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