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Virunga among The Observer’s must-see documentaries

Recently The Guardian group’s Sunday newspaper The Observer asked influential documentary filmmakers to select their must-see documentaries of all time. This list of 50 documentary films includes some of the […]

March 29, 2016
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2016 Doc Impact Awards Honour Virunga

The five winners of the 2016 Doc Impact Awards have been announced. Together with Virunga, the prestigious accolade was awarded to Chasing Ice, CitizenFour, Food Chains and Miners Shot Down. […]

March 1, 2016
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Christmas Comes Early: 4 Films Win 6 Awards

The past month turned out to be an exciting one on the awards circuit with four projects I edited winning a total of six awards between them. Orlando von Einsiedel’s […]

November 29, 2015
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October News: Emmy Award Win, Television and Festival Premieres

The last few months have seen a hive of activity with Virunga winning an Emmy Award and a number of other films hitting festivals across the globe. The annual Primetime […]

October 4, 2015
Emmy Awards

Two Primetime Emmy nominations for Virunga

The nominations for the 67th Emmy Awards have been announced with Virunga receiving two nods, one for Outstanding Documentary and the other for Outstanding Cinematography. The Emmys continue a fantastic […]

July 20, 2015
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Virunga bags a Peabody Award

Virunga continues its awards haul at the 74th Peabody Awards in New York City. Apart from being a wonderful acknowledgment of the filmmakers’ achievements, this prestigious honour helps to keep […]

June 3, 2015
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Virunga honoured by the Television Academy

Following on from its Oscar and Bafta-nominations, Virunga continues its awards streak with a nod from The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The Academy, who also organises the Emmys, […]

April 16, 2015

Virunga receives an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary

The Oscar Academy revealed its nominations today for the 2015 Academy Awards and very excitingly Virunga was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Documentary category. The other nominees are […]

January 15, 2015
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BAFTA nomination for Virunga

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has unveiled its annual film award nominations including the nominees for the Best Documentary. I’m very excited and proud that Virunga made […]

January 10, 2015

Virunga Reaches the Academy Award Short List

Virunga has made the Academy Award short list for Best Documentary. On the 2nd of December The Oscar Academy whittled the long list of 134 titles down to the last […]

December 7, 2014
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