Pablo's Winter goes America – for an IDA Award and a Hulu release

Julian_close_(1).jpgCinematographer Julian Schwanitz received the Creative Recognition Award of the International Documentary Association for his work on Pablo's Winter. This IDA Award is the latest in a series of prestigious prizes for Chico Pereira's film.

Julian truly deserves to be applauded as a very accomplished cinematographer. Dressed in his kilt for the ceremony at the Directors' Guild of America in the heart of Hollywood, he was in great company amongst documentary filmmakers such as Werner Herzog, Alex Gibney, Morgan Spurlock and Laura Poitras, as well as many top producers and several broadcasters.

Coinciding with the IDA Awards, it was announced on Friday that Pablo's Winter is now available on Hulu in the United States.

The Best Feature Award went to the documentary The Square directed by Jehane Noujaim whose prior credits include Control Room (2004). Accepting the prize, she said the film was "The most deeply personal film of my life," stating that the revolution that took place during the making of it was "both on the ground [in Egypt] and for me on the inside." 


The IDA Awards were followed by a friendly and informal reception where Julian was congratulated by many IDA members who had voted for his award. Outside, a fleet of limousines were waiting for the stars of the night to move on to more exclusive party.

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