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'Unrest' now in top 15 for documentary film Oscars

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Sasha, Oct 29, 2017.

  1. Sasha

    Sasha Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Ysabelle-S Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Oh, I hope it gets through to the end. That would be wonderful news!
     
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    BurnA Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I don't think it has been nominated. It has been submitted for consideration.
    Maybe change the thread title - it is misleading.
     
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    She did say that it is on a longlist of 170 which will be reduced to a shortlist of 15, so I think most of us will figure it out.
     
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    Sasha Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Thanks,BurnA, my bad.
     
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    MsUnderstood Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    Fantastic news -- 'Unrest' has advanced to the next stage of Oscar voting. It is now among 15 documentaries from which the Oscar nominations will be chosen. Here's the announcement from Jennifer Brea:

    http://mailchi.mp/unrest/this-is-huge

    Unrest Oscars.JPG
     
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    Esther12 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Top 15... that's something that would get people interested in documentaries to watch it even if they wouldn't be drawn to it otherwise. Congratulations to all involved.
     
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    Holy cow Jen's mojo just keeps getting better! This is crazy good news!
     
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    Forbin Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    Excellent! The next and final cut will produce 5 nominees.

    Along with the short documentary, foreign language, short animated and short live action categories, Academy members voting in the documentary feature category are required to see all 5 nominees. There are special Academy screenings to ensure this. This is not true for any of the other categories, like Best Picture, etc... where you can vote for films (or accomplishments in films) you haven't seen.

    http://www.oscars.org/oscars/rules-eligibility
     
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    Great news! I've changed the thread title to reflect it.
     
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    Forbin Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    Oscar nominations will be announced on January 23, 2018.

    Oscar Awards ceremony is on March 4, 2018.
     
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    I see some of the other entries were produce in conjunction with WGBH/Frontline, Paramount Pictures, and National Geographic Studios. That is high powered company.
     
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    In the Time for Unrest Facebook group people asked Jen if it's possible to support Unrest in the "Oscar race". Here is a summary of the ideas. Everything can be done from bed. :)

    1. Rate Unrest on IMDb (important): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3268850/
    2. Rate/write reviews on iTunes, Amazon and other platforms
    3. Jen thinks that commenting positively on all awards coverage from here on out would be very helpful. To help people reading this coverage see that there is a passionate audience for this film, a movement behind it and even bigger themes/issues than people realize.

    She said, that the greatest challenge is that this film isn't about a big issue that everyone cares about (and that we would not be marginalized otherwise). And that it's helpful to show in the comments what universal issues Unrest relates to, e.g.
    - healthcare
    - disability rights
    - disbelieving women's stories
    - invisibility and marginalization of 17 million people worldwide

    Unrest is the only self-distributed film on the list. I know nothing about the film industry, but apparently the other films on the list also have "awards publicists", but Unrest hasn't (because it wouldn't be the best use of funds, they want to use them for the impact campaign).

    In addition to other awards coverage, it's also possible to comment on the Oscar website (article about the 15 documentary features) directly: http://www.oscars.org/news/15-docum...al&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
     
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