Deadline has launched the streaming site for Contenders Film: Documentary, featuring all 25 panels from our Sunday event showcasing the filmmakers behind the buzziest nonfiction feature films of the awards season.
The daylong virtual presentation featured participants including Edgar Wright, Liz Garbus, Todd Haynes, Sam Pollard, Selma Blair, Morgan Neville, Matthew Heineman, Betsy West and Julie Cohen, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and R.J. Cutler among many others.
A total of 12 studios and streamers took part in the event which spotlighted Amazon Studios’ My Name Is Pauli Murray and Val; Apple Original Films’ Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry and The Velvet Underground; CNN Films’ Citizen Ashe; Discovery+’s Francesco, Introducing, Selma Blair and Rebel Hearts; Focus Features’ Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain and The Sparks Brothers; HBO’s In the Same Breath, Simple As Water and Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street; HBO Max’s LFG; Hulu’s Homeroom; National Geographic’s Becoming Cousteau and The First Wave, Neon’s Flee, Netflix’s Procession; Onyx Collective/Hulu/Searchlight Pictures’ Summer of Soul; Showtime’s The Real Charlie Chaplin, Attica and Cusp; and Sony Pictures Classics’ Julia and Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America.
Today’s launch continues a run of Contenders events designed to help Academy and key guild voters sort through the awards-season films. It joins stand-alone sites for Contenders Film: London, Contenders Film: Los Angeles and Contenders Film: International.
Next up on the Contenders list is Contenders Film: New York, an in-person event December 4 at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens that will also be livestreamed on Deadline. Click here to sign up.