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Icarus Films distributes the work of some of the most important documentary filmmakers in history. The index below is only a partial list, and will be updated regularly as we rotate in other filmmakers whose work we represent.

Chantal AkermanChantal Akerman - "Comparable in force and originality to Godard or Fassbinder, Chantal Akerman is arguably the most important European director of her generation."—J. Hoberman, The Village Voice

John AkomfrahJohn Akomfrah - An artist, lecturer, and writer as well as a filmmaker, his twenty-year body of work is among the most distinctive in the contemporary British art world.

Nina DavenportNina Davenport - A filmmaker with a unique and personal style of documentary that has earned her numerous awards. "Davenport's direction is intricate and her editing is sublime."—Eric Kohn, indieWIRE

Fischli and WeissFischli & Weiss - The Swiss artists Peter Fischli (born 1952) and David Weiss (born 1946), hailed by The New York Times as "the merry pranksters of contemporary art" and by ARTNews as "the best thing in Swiss art since Alberto Giacometti," have worked as a creative duo since 1979.

Peter DavisPeter Davis - Academy Award-winning director of HEARTS AND MINDS and Emmy Award-winning creator and executive producer of the MIDDLETOWN film series.

Robert GreeneRobert Greene - A filmmaker and writer of film reviews and essays, Greene was named one of the 10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2014 by The Independent.

Nikolaus GeyrhalterNikolaus Geyrhalter - Nikolaus Geyrhalter is an Austrian director, producer, writer, and cinematographer who is best known for his static, observational style.

Patricio GuzmánPatricio Guzmán - The acclaimed director of the masterpiece THE BATTLE OF CHILE and other award-winning films that are, "The most eloquent and daring explorations of revolution and repression, hope and memory, to survive our sorry times." (Ariel Dorfman)

Heddy HonigmannHeddy Honigmann - Called "one of the contemporary masters of the form" by Sean Farnel, Director of Programming of Hot Docs, Honigmann’s work is known for strong imagery and her compassionate connection to her subjects.

Shôhei ImamuraShôhei Imamura - The only Japanese director to twice win the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Shôhei Imamura has been described by The New York Times as "one of the most significant Japanese filmmakers of the postwar generation."

Sato MakotoSato Makoto - Sato-san was an award-winning documentary filmmaker and Chief Lecturer at the Film School of Tokyo.

Chris MarkerChris Marker - The almost legendary genius; a cinematic essayist and audio-visual poet who created A GRIN WITHOUT A CAT and REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS TO COME.

Bill MorrisonBill Morrison - Director of Decasia, described by The Village Voice film critic J. Hoberman as "the most widely acclaimed American avant-garde film of the fin-de-siècle."

Shinsuke OgawaShinsuke Ogawa - Born in 1935 in Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan. He began his film career in 1960 by making public-relations films, but soon left this lucrative career to devote himself to the production of independent documentaries.

Marcel OphulsMarcel Ophuls - Academy Award-winning director of Hotel Terminus and The Sorrow and the Pity. He was a former actor as well as a professor at Princeton University.

Franz ReichleFranz Reichle - Born in 1949 in Wattwil/SG, Franz Reichle is one of Switzerland's leading contemporary documentary filmmakers.

Lynne SachsLynne Sachs - Lynne Sachs had been painting and writing poetry for years when, in 1983, she began to make films, in particular documentaries, often with an unconventional, experimental approach.

Peter WatkinsPeter Watkins - Groundbreaking, controversial filmmaker of the famously banned Oscar® winner THE WAR GAME who continues to be a fierce critic of the global media structures, and continues to challenge conventional cinematic norms.

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