Munich '72 and Beyond | “Munich ’72 and Beyond” Wins Best Documentary at LA Shorts Fest
The Munich Memorial dedicated to the 1972 Olympic Tragedy suggests that memory is a critical & contemporary action capable of far more hope than grief.
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“Munich ’72 and Beyond” Wins Best Documentary at LA Shorts Fest

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Munich ’72 and Beyond, a searing account of the Munich Olympic Massacre and subsequent 43-year fight for recognition by the victims’ families, was named Best Documentary at the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival.

“We are thrilled that Munich ’72 was singled out for this honor,” said David Ulich, one of the film’s producers, along with Dr. Steven Ungerleider. “We were able to capture an important story four decades in the making, culminating in a memorial to the victims.”  With hundreds of films submitted, the LA Shorts Fest is a prestigious screening that celebrates a wide variety of shorter length films, one of the largest festivals of its kind in the world.

The festival is accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and award winners are eligible for Academy nomination.  LA Shorts Fest alumni directors include Tim Burton, Bryan Singer, David Lynch, Scarlett Johansson, Terry Gilliam, Kirsten Dunst, John Woo and many more.

Read the press release here.