Four WMM Filmmakers Nominated for 2021 Critics Choice Documentary Awards 

Honoring the year’s leading achievements in nonfiction released in theaters, TV, and major digital platforms, the Critics Choice Association has announced their nominees for the Sixth Annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards – and four WMM filmmakers are among them! 

  • Jessica Beshir has been nominated for both Best First Documentary Feature and Best Cinematography for her film WMM-sponsored film, FAYA DAYI. 
  • Kristine Stolakis has been nominated for Best First Documentary Feature for PRAY AWAY, which was made with the support of our Production Assistance Program. 
  • Production Assistance Program alum Liz Garbus has been nominated for Best Director for her new film BECOMING COUSTEAU. The film was also nominated for Best Archival Documentary and Best Science/Nature Documentary. 
  • Production Assistance Program alum Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (THE RESCUE) was nominated for Best Director. 

We offer our virtual applause to Liz, Jessica, Kristine, and Elizabeth! The full list of nominations can be found here

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