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 Bognar
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
Chris Barnett

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Awards

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
Ashland Independent Film Festival
WINNER
| LES BLANK AWARD FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY | Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
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
NOMINATED
| BEST DOCUMENTARY
NOMINATED
| BEST POLITICAL DOCUMENTARY
NOMINATED
| BEST DIRECTOR | Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
NOMINATED
| BEST EDITING | Lindsay Utz
IDA Award
NOMINATED
| BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY | Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert, Julie Parker Benello
NOMINATED
| BEST DIRECTOR | Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
NOMINATED
| CREATIVE RECOGNITION AWARD BEST EDITING | Lindsay Utz
Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society
NOMINATED
| BEST DOCUMENTARY
Montclair Film Festival
NOMINATED
| BRUCE SINOFSKY PRIZE FOR DOCUMENTARY FEATURE | Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
RiverRun International Film Festival
WINNER
| JURY PRIZE BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE | Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
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
Sundance Film Festival
WINNER
| DIRECTING AWARD | Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
NOMINATED
| GRAND JURY PRIZE | Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
Traverse City Film Festival
WINNER
| D.A. PENNEBAKER AWARD | Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert