AMERICAN FACTORY takes a dive into post-industrial Ohio, where a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant and hires two thousand blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.

AMERICAN FACTORY takes a dive into post-industrial Ohio, where a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant and hires two thousand blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.

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Best Documentary Feature
Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert, Jeff Reichert, Julie Parker Benello
Best Directing
Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
Best Writing - Original Screenplay
Steven Bogna, Julia Reichert
Best Cinematography
Steven Bognar, Aubrey Keith, Jeff Reichert, Julia Reichert, Erick Stoll
Best Film Editing
Lindsay Utz
Best Original Score
Chad Cannon
Best Sound Editing
Lawrence Everson
Best Sound Mixing
Christopher Barnett

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Awards

Academy Awards
NOMINATED
| DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
EE BRITISH ACADEMY FILM AWARDS
NOMINATED
| DOCUMENTARY
Film Independent Spirit Awards
NOMINATED
| BEST DOCUMENTARY
Gotham Awards
WINNER
| BEST DOCUMENTARY | Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert, directors; Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert, Jeff Reichert, Julie Parker Benello
National Board of Review
WINNER
| TOP FIVE DOCUMENTARIES
American Cinema Editors Eddie Nominations
NOMINATED
| BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE) | Lindsay Utz
Ashland Independent Film Festival
WINNER
| LES BLANK AWARD FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY | Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
CHICAGO FILM CRITICS
NOMINATED
| BEST DOCUMENTARY
Cinema Eye Honors Awards
NOMINATED
| AUDIENCE CHOICE PRIZE | Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
Cinema Eye Honors Award
NOMINATED
| OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NONFICTION FEATURE FILMMAKING | Julie Parker Benello, Steven Bognar, Jeff Reichert, Julia Reichert
NOMINATED
| OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTION | Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
NOMINATED
| OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING | Lindsay Utz
Cleveland International Film Festival
NOMINATED
| LOCAL HEROES COMPETITION | Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
Critics' Choice Documentary Awards
WINNER
| BEST POLITICAL DOCUMENTARY
WINNER
| BEST DIRECTOR | Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
NOMINATED
| BEST DOCUMENTARY
NOMINATED
| BEST EDITING | Lindsay Utz
Cinema Eye Honors
NOMINATED
| OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NONFICTION FEATURE FILMMAKING
NOMINATED
| OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTION | Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert
Columbus Film Critics Association Nominations
NOMINATED
| BEST DOCUMENTARY
Denver Film Critics Society
NOMINATED
| BEST DOCUMENTARY
Dorian Awards
NOMINATED
| DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR
Florida Film Critics Circle
NOMINATED
| BEST DOCUMENTARY
GEORGIA FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION
NOMINATED
| BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM
Greater Western New York Film Critics Association
NOMINATED
| BEST DOCUMENTARY
Hawaii Film Critics Society
NOMINATED
| BEST DOCUMENTARY
Hollywood Critic Awards
NOMINATED
| BEST DOCUMENTARY
Houston Film Critics Society
NOMINATED
| BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
IDA Award
NOMINATED
| BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY | Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert, Julie Parker Benello
WINNER
| BEST DIRECTOR | Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
NOMINATED
| CREATIVE RECOGNITION AWARD BEST EDITING | Lindsay Utz
LOS ANGELES FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION
WINNER
| BEST DOCUMENTARY
Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society
NOMINATED
| BEST DOCUMENTARY
Montclair Film Festival
NOMINATED
| BRUCE SINOFSKY PRIZE FOR DOCUMENTARY FEATURE | Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
Music City Film Critics Association
NOMINATED
| BEST DOCUMENTARY
North Carolina Film Critics Association Nominations
NOMINATED
| BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM
North Texas Film Critics Association
NOMINATED
| BEST DOCUMENTARY
Oklahoma Film Critics Circle
WINNER
| BEST DOCUMENTARY
Online Association of Female Film Critics
NOMINATED
| BEST DOCUMENTARY
Online Film Critics Society Nominations
NOMINATED
| BEST DOCUMENTARY
Producers Guild of America Documentary Awards
NOMINATED
| DOCUMENTARY MOTION PICTURE
RiverRun International Film Festival
WINNER
| JURY PRIZE BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE | Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle
NOMINATED
| BEST DOCUMENTARY
San Francisco International Film Festival
NOMINATED
| GOLDEN GATE AWARD BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE | Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
Sarasota Film Festival
WINNER
| JURY PRIZE BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE | Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
SEATTLE FILM CRITICS SOCIETY
NOMINATED
| BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE | Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
Sundance Film Festival
WINNER
| DIRECTING AWARD | Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
NOMINATED
| GRAND JURY PRIZE | Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
Toronto Film Critics Association
WINNER
| BEST DOCUMENTARY
Traverse City Film Festival
WINNER
| D.A. PENNEBAKER AWARD | Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association
NOMINATED
| BEST DOCUMENTARY