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Four Participant Documentaries Advance to Oscar Shortlist

Participant Films Also Win Gotham Independent Film, New York Film Critics Circle, and National Board of Review Awards.

'Kingdom of Shadows' is an 'Intimate and Personal Portrait' - The Hollywood Reporter

Bernardo Ruiz's documentary explores the U.S.-Mexico drug war through the perspectives of three very different figures.

'The Look of Silence' and 'Spotlight' nominated for Gotham Awards

Participant Media films received three Gotham Independent Film Award nominations, as well as one special award.

Malala Yousafzai Tells Young Girls to 'Speak Up’ at ‘He Named Me Malala’ NYC Premiere (The Hollywood Reporter)

The teenage icon and advocate for children's education spoke at the New York premiere of the film.

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Founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll, Participant Media’s (www.participantmedia.com) content combines the power of a good story well told with opportunities for real world impact and awareness around the most pressing global issues of our time. As an industry content leader, Participant annually produces up to six narrative feature films, five documentary films, three episodic television series, and more than 40 hours of digital short form programming, through its digital subsidiary SoulPancake—all aimed at entertainment that inspires social awareness and engaging audiences to participate in positive social change. Participant’s content and social impact mandate speaks directly to the rise of today’s “conscious consumer,” representing over 2 billion consumers who are compelled to make impactful content a priority focus. Through its worldwide network of traditional and digital distribution, aligned with partnerships with key non-profit and NGO organizations, Participant is positioned uniquely within the industry to engage a rapidly growing audience while bringing global awareness and action to today’s most vital issues.

Participant’s more than 80 films, including Spotlight, Contagion, Lincoln, The Help, He Named Me Malala, The Look of Silence, CITIZENFOUR, Food, Inc. and An Inconvenient Truth, have collectively earned 56 Academy Award® nominations and 12 wins, including Best Picture for Spotlight and Best Foreign Language Film for A Fantastic Woman. Participant’s digital entertainment division, SoulPancake (www.soulpancake.com), is an award-winning provider of thought-provoking, joyful, and uplifting digital content including such widely popular series as Kid President and The Science of Happiness and reaches an audience of nearly 9 million fans. Follow Participant Media on Twitter and on Facebook and Instagram. Follow SoulPancake on Twitter and on Facebook and Instagram.