Awards & Reviews
Since its premiere in January 2013 at the Sundance Film Festival, Life According to Sam (LATS) had an amazing run on the festival circuit, captivating audiences across North America. LATS and its Oscar winning Directors Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine even made the “short list” for Oscar consideration, a tremendous honor.
LIFE ACCORDING TO SAM won an Emmy for “Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking”. Congratulations to Sheila Nevins and Nancy Abraham of HBO Documentary Films, Sean Fine & Andrea Nix Fine, Jeff Consiglio, Pablo Durana, and the entire talented, passionate team who have helped raise awareness of Progeria and PRF’s work through this exceptional film. Most of all, we thank Sam – our eternal inspiration.
The Emmy is the latest in a long line of awards and accolades this riveting film has received:
Peabody Award, which recognizes ‘stories that matter’ The prestigious Peabody Awards are given to 30-40 winners annually from more than 1,000 entries, and we are thrilled that Life According to Sam was chosen. Its story of love, life and hope for children with Progeria continues to “matter” to more people every day, which translates into more awareness of Progeria and the importance of PRF’s mission to find the cure.
Christopher Award, presented to filmmakers ‘whose work affirms the highest values of the human spirit’
Norman Vaughan Indomitable Spirit Award: Mountain Film Festival, Colorado
Audience Award: Nantucket, Woods Hole, Newburyport, Martha’s Vineyard and Boston Jewish Film Festival
Best Documentary: Rhode Island International, New Hampshire and Woods Hole, MA Film Festivals
Best Storytelling: Nantucket, MA Film Festival
“Best of Fest”: AFI Docs, MD
See complete interviews here…
Sean Fine and Andrea Nix-Fine
Sundance Programmers, David Courier and Libresco (for segment on Life According to Sam, skip to 1:12:28) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-8cIKJjVrU
With its story of love, determination, and hope, LATS and Sam continue to positively and profoundly impact people throughout the world. #LiveLikeSam #SamBerns