Steven Bognar & Julia Reichert are the Ohio-based, Oscar®-award-winning documentary filmmakers’ work has received numerous accolades and screened at top film festivals and on HBO, PBS, and Netflix. Their most recent film, American Factory 美国工厂, debuted at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, where they earned Best Director for a Feature Documentary. The film went on to receive the 2020 Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. After screening at festivals, it is now streaming on Netflix. A Lion in the House, their four-hour film about children fighting cancer, premiered in the Documentary Competition at the Sundance Film Festival, screened theatrically across the U.S., and was broadcast on Independent Lens in 2006 as a two-night PBS special. The documentary, a co-production with ITVS, won the Primetime Emmy® for Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking, the Henry Hampton Award for Excellence in Film & Digital Media, and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature Documentary. The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant premiered at the 2009 Telluride Film Festival, screened on HBO, and was nominated for the Academy Award®.
Steven Bognar’s solo films Personal Belongings, Picture Day, and Gravel all premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Personal Belongings also screened at SXSW and aired on PBS’ POV. Bognar’s short film Last Reel premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and became a New York Times Op-Docs film.