Abacus nominated for 90th Academy Awards®

We are thrilled to share that Abacus: Small Enough to Jail has earned a nomination for Best Documentary Feature for the 90th Academy Awards®. 

Abacus, presented by PBS Distribution, Frontline and ITVS, is produced by Mitten Media, Motto Pictures and Kartemquin Films; edited by John Farbrother and David E. Simpson; music by Joshua Abrams; cinematography by Tom Bergmann; co-produced by Fenell Doremus, Nick Verbitsky and executive produced by Gordon Quinn, Christopher Clements, Betsy Steinberg, Justine Nagan, Raney Aronson, Sally Jo Fifer; produced by Mark Mitten, Julie Goldman and directed by Steve James.

Abacus earned three nominations for the Critics' Choice Documentary Awards, winning in the Best Political Documentary category. Director Steve James was nominated for Outstanding Directing by the Directors Guild of America Awards. The film was also nominated for Best Documentary by the National Board of Review and Best Documentary by the Chicago Film Critics Association. The film won the Audience Award at the San Diego Film Festival Showcase, Audience Award: Best Documentary at the Sarasota Film Festival, Best Editing: Feature Length Documentary at the Ashland Independent Film Festival, and Runner Up - Grolsch People's Choice Documentary Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Julia Martin