The jury in this category will recommend $10,000 in achievement recognition from the Festival, courtesy of James L. & John S. Knight Foundation, to one of 10 new engaging and thought-provoking feature-length documentaries created by international filmmakers that examine social issues, diverse cultures, icons and inspiring people.
Red Light Films
Ross Kauffman is the director, producer, cinematographer and co-editor of Born Into Brothels, winner of the 2005 Academy Award for Best Documentary. Other projects include the award-winning feature documentary In a Dream (Executive Producer) and the Academy Award nominated Postergirl (Consulting Producer). In 2001 Kauffman formed Red Light Films, a New York based Production Company specializing in narrative and documentary films. His latest film E-Team (with co-director Katy Chevigny), a documentary feature about three intrepid human rights workers, debuted at Sundance Film Festival 2014 and took home the Best Cinematography Award for a U.S. Documentary Feature. Projects in development include Boy Boy Girl Girl, a comedic narrative feature film about a gay couple trying to adopt a newborn baby from a drug-addicted pregnant woman and her abusive girlfriend.
Bosch and Company
Adriana Bosch was born in Cuba. She served as series producer of Latino Americans, a six-part series on the history of Latinos in the United States, whichshe co-produced with WETA/Washington D.C. and aired recently to criticalacclaim. Her other credits include writing and directing “The Great Fever,” a filmon Cuban doctor Carlos Finlay, as well as the critically acclaimed two-hour special,Fidel Castro (2005), aired on PBS’s “American Experience.” Also for “AmericanExperience” she made “Jimmy Carter”, a three-hour documentary biography, andserved as series editor and writer/producer for American Experience’s presidentialbiographies “Reagan” (1998) and “Ike” (1993). She has been honored with aHugo Award, a Christopher Award, a Peabody Award, an Erik Barnouw Award, and an Emmy Award, and has been nominated for three Writer’s Guild Awards. Bosch holds a PhD in International Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
Laura Kim’s company Inside Job provides marketing and public relations services and distribution consultation for motion pictures during production, at festivals, and for theatrical and awards campaigns. Kim is currently working on Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing, the award-winning Gloria, directed by Sebastián Lelio, and Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida. Recent campaigns include Academy Awardnominated films Albert Nobbs, Margin Call, Restrepo, Winter’s Boneand the Academy Award-winner for Best Documentary, Undefeated. In 2010, Kim and Paul Federbush co-founded Red Flag Releasing and have released a number of films. From 2003-2008, Kim was EVP of Marketing for Warner Independent Pictures, marketing a number of highly successful films, and prior to that was at MPRM Public Relations. Kim is a consultant for Sundance Institute, a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and serves on the Board of Directors for Film Independent (FIND). Kim co-wrote “I Wake Up Screening: What to Do Once You’ve Made that Movie” with noted film critic John Anderson, which was released by Billboard Books.