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Significance of CITIZENFOUR's Win

The Atlantic examines the significance of 

'CITIZENFOUR' Wins Oscar® For Best Documentary Feature

Participant’s critically acclaimed documentary CITIZENFOUR has won the Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feat

'CITIZENFOUR' Wins Spirit Award

Participant’s CITIZENFOUR has won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary. 

That Which I Love Destroys Me: 'Veterans Fought for Our Freedom. Now It's Our Turn to Fight for Theirs'

The Huffington Post spotlights That Which I Love Destroys Me and Participant Media's "Return the Service

'Kingdom Of Shadows' Will World Premiere At SXSW

Participant's drug wars documentary, KINGDOM OF SHADOWS, will world premiere at this year's SXSW Film Festival in the

Sundance 2015: 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' wins big at awards

3 1/2 MINUTES' filmmaker Marc Silver won Sundance's U.S.

Sundance: Magnolia, Participant Nab ‘Best of Enemies’

Participant has struck a deal with Magnolia to acquire the critically acclaimed Sundance documentary, BEST OF ENEMIES.

When is a crime of hatred not a hate crime?

In his op-ed piece for The Guardian, 3 1/2 MINUTES director Marc Silver examines racial prejudice as it relates

'Selma' Director, Star Team For Hurricane Katrina Drama

As covered in The Hollywood Reporter, filmmaker Ava DuVernay will write, produce and direct a Hurricane Katrina

All-Too-Relevant Criminal Justice Doc '3 1/2 Minutes' Gets Sundance Trailer (Exclusive)

Indiewire debuted the trailer for 3 1/2 MINUTES, which premieres this Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival.

'CITIZENFOUR' 'Finding Vivian Maier' Among DGA Documentary Nominees"

CITIZENFOUR director Laura Poitras has been nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentaries by the Directors Guild of America.

'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Trailer Now Available

The trailer for THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is featured in today's Los Angeles Times story about the much-anti

Out Of The Dark Trailer Now Available On iTunes Movie Trailers

Exclusive first look at trailer for OUT OF THE DARK.

'CITIZENFOUR' Sweeps The 8th Annual Cinema Eye Honors"

CITIZENFOUR won four awards at the Cinema Eye Honors, the second film to do so in Cinema Eye Honors history.

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Founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll, Participant Media’s ( 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 (, 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.