Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for 2004

DGA 57th Annual Awards 2004

January 19, 2005

LOS ANGELES, CA - Directors Guild of America President Michael Apted and Awards Committee Chairperson Howard Storm today announced the DGA's nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for 2004. The winners will be announced at the 57th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 29, 2005 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

"The best documentary filmmaking not only provides a look inside a particular place or time, but also leaves us feeling like we've been transported to it - as a real eyewitness," said DGA President Michael Apted. "These gifted filmmakers have created provocative and challenging films which demonstrate why audiences are increasingly attending and why distributors are releasing more documentary films theatrically. I offer my congratulations to each of these filmmakers for their extraordinary work."

The nominees are (in alphabetical order):

Byambasuren Davaa; Luigi Falorni

BYAMBASUREN DAVAA & LUIGI FALORNI
The Story of the Weeping Camel (Die Geschichte vom weinenden Kamel)

This is Davaa & Falorni's first DGA Award nomination.

Ross Kauffman; Zana Briski

ROSS KAUFFMAN & ZANA BRISKI
Born Into Brothels

This is Kauffman and Briski's first DGA Award nomination.

Ross McElwee

ROSS McELWEE
Bright Leaves

This is McElwee's first DGA Award nomination.

Michael Moore

MICHAEL MOORE
Fahrenheit 9/11

This is Moore's first DGA Award nomination.

Jehane Noujaim

JEHANE NOUJAIM
Control Room

This is Noujaim's second nomination. She and Chris Hegedus won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for Startup.com in 2001.

Contact
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Director of Media Relations
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