The categories of Best Series and Retrospective of the Year are on hiatus for 2020.
Jazz on a Summer’s Day [1959, Bert Stern] at the Brattle Theatre and Coolidge Corner Theatre (virtual cinemas)
Mädchen in Uniform [1931, Leontine Sagan] at the Brattle Theatre and Coolidge Corner Theatre (virtual cinemas)
Nationtime [1972, William Greaves] at the Brattle Theatre (virtual cinema)
Native Son [1951, Pierre Chenal] at the Brattle Theatre (virtual cinema)
Smooth Talk [1985, Joyce Chopra] at the Coolidge Corner Theatre (virtual cinema)
To The Coolidge Corner Theatre, for bringing the community together through expansion of their Education Seminar program into the virtual space, and through their outdoor screenings and drive-in events.
To The DocYard, for continuing to draw attention to important nonfiction films and filmmakers—and this year for recognizing Boston documentarian Lucia Small with a well-deserved retrospective.
To Frederick Wiseman, who at the age of 90 released City Hall, made in our own backyard, and to Zipporah Films for their dissemination of the film within a new exhibition landscape.
To Michele Meek, for creating NewEnglandFilm.com, a vital resource for independent filmmaking and community news, and maintaining it for more than 20 years.