Cartel Land tipped for success this award season

Awards buzz is building for Cartel Land in the run up to next year's Oscars. 

The film received the most nominations of any film at the Cinema Eye Awards - among them, Outstanding Feature and Direction.  Cartel Land was also among the best reviewed films of the year in Indiewire's Criticwire Network

Following a Directing Award for US documentary at Sundance, Indiewire has counted Cartel Land among the frontrunners for Best Documentary at the Oscars. One good omen? Cartel Land's director, Matthew Heineman just won International Documentary Association's "Courage Under Fire Award" - the same award given to Laura Poitras last year before she went to on win an Oscar with CitizenFour. 

Put your bets in soon - voting deadline for the Academy closes this week, with the shortlist of 15 films to be announced in early December.