City of Ghosts director Matthew Heineman has won the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary at the Directors Guild Awards.
Taking place on Sunday 4 February, the 70th annual awards honour the best directing achievements across feature, series and non-fiction to name a few. The award was Matthew's second win for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary which he won 2015 for Cartel Land.
Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Matthew Heineman follows up Cartel Land with another real-life international thriller. With deeply personal access, City of Ghosts is the story of a brave group of Syrian citizen journalists risking their lives to stand up against the Islamic State in Raqqa.
Awards for city of ghosts
Candescent Award - Sundance Film Festival 2017
Politikens Audience Award - CPH:DOX 2017
Grand Jury Prize - Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017
The Unforgettables - Cinema Eye Honors 2017