The nomination games continue as the year gets closer to its end. American POV is the next (after Cinema Eye, see below) and this is how they introduce their list of Best 10:
“From Sundance to the Oscars — and every festival, critics list and industry awards show we can find in between — we’re continually updating our list of lists of the “best” documentaries.
November 6, 2013: The Act of Killing has taken an early lead. Below is our first Top 10, which gives the most weight to what we know already, including film festival winners from Sundance, Hot Docs and Sheffield, nominees for awards such as the IDA Awards and Cinema Eye Honors (announced moment ago…), a handful of critics’ “best so far” lists and some box-office numbers. We’re waiting on a few more lists to come in before we update this post and publish the “The big chart,” and we’ll explain the ranking methodology in a future post. Do you think The Act of Killing will be able to keep the top spot?”
To that question there can only be one answer: Yes it will… On the list is also Sarah Polley’s “Stories We Tell” and (great to see) “The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear” by Georgian Tinatin Gurchiani.
POV stands for Documentaries with a Point of View. Check the impressive list of films, 2013 POV Season, where you find titles like “5 Broken Cameras”, “56 Up”, “Special Flight”, not to forget “Last Train Home”. Respect!