IN THE NEWS

"A war film unlike any other"    

 Pat Mullen - POV Magazine  [HUNGER WARD]

"...a rare look inside the human impact of the war in Yemen"    

 Jane Ferguson - PBS NewsHour  [HUNGER WARD]

"Once you see it, you won't forget it."    

 Sarah Larson - THE NEW YORKER  [LIFEBOAT]

"Fitzgerald has sought to harness this art-form to draw attention those who are struggling to obtain their most basic, fundamental human freedoms. LIFEBOAT...is vitally important."    

US HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION   [LIFEBOAT]

"...deftly addresses the most critical humanitarian issue of our time and those who are doing something about it."    

Michael Brody - Programmer Crested Butte FF   [LIFEBOAT]

"...visually brutal...a harrowing package."  

 VARIETY    [50 FEET FROM SYRIA]

"...an infuriating study in the ways that power greases the wheels of justice."   

LA WEEKLY   [FINDING FACE]

"...important, powerful and timely."  CRAVE TV   [50 FEET FROM SYRIA]

"...confronts us with injustice."   

VOICE OF AMERICA   [FINDING FACE]

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L.A. Times

Apr 2, 2021

Josh Rottenberg

Oscar-nominated short documentary 'Hunger Ward' spotlights famine in Yemen.

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DEADLINE

Jan 14, 2021

Matthew Carey

Starvation As "Weapon Of War": Oscar Contender 'Hunger Ward' Shows How Children Bear Brunt In Yemen Conflict 

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PRI The World on NPR

Dec 11, 2020

Stephen Snyder

HUNGER WARD shows how Yemen's health workers struggle to save young victims of malnutrition

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Huffington Post

Jan 2, 2020

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Airstrike victims short video from HUNGER WARD footage featured in "U.S-Backed Airstrikes Are Killing People In Yemen..."

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Indiewire

Nov 9, 2020

Anne Thompson

HUNGER WARD chosen for 

prestigious DOC NYC Shortlist

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Hollywood Reporter

Oct 26, 2020

Scott Feinberg

HUNGER WARD nominated for Critics Choice Awards Best Short Documentary

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New Yorker

Jan 8, 2019

Sarah Larson

Oscar-nominated LIFEBOAT reviewed on the New Yorker

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MovieMaker

Feb 28, 2019

How They Did It: Navigating the Turbulent Waters of the Oscar-nominated LIFEBOAT

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IDA

Feb 17, 2019

Matthew Carey

IDA reviews LIFEBOAT

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Oscars

Jan 21, 2019​​

LIFEBOAT nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject

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NPR

Jan 8, 2019

Michael Krasny

LIFEBOAT puts a human face on Europe's refugee crisis

"...emotional and artful...deserves considerable exposure."  

VARIETY   [FINDING FACE]

"...a compelling cinematic and moral statement."    ASIAN REPORTER   [BOMBHUNTERS]

"...devastating."    

THE OREGONIAN   [BOMBHUNTERS]

"...a superb example of visual storytelling done well." 

DOCUMENTARY DRIVE   [50 FEET FROM SYRIA]

"...a powerful documentary...a chilling look at what happens in the wake of America fighting for freedom."

 WILLAMETTE WEEK   [BOMBHUNTERS]

"...approaches it's subject matter with a stark and unadorned humanitarianism."  

AL JADID   [50 FEET FROM SYRIA]

"...a powerful case for human decency." 

BOOKLIST   [50 FEET FROM SYRIA]

HUNGER WARD (2020)

03/25/21- HUNGER WARD to be featured in Deadline Contenders
03/24/21- HUNGER WARD featured in Germany
03/18/21- HUNGER WARD depicts the effects of war and famine on children in Yemen
03/16/21- A Portland Director's Short Documentary About Famine in Yemen Nominated for an Oscar
03/18/21- Review - HUNGER WARD
03/18/21- 5 Films nominated for 2021 Oscars That Highlight the Reality of Global Crisis
03/15/21- HUNGER WARD Nominated for an Oscar
03/15/21- 2021 Oscars Nominee List
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03/05/21- Watch - HUNGER WARD Director Narrates Harrowing Scene
03/03/21- Review HUNGER WARD
02/26/21- Frontrunner Friday Oscars Predictions
02/23/21- MTV Documentary Films Acquire HUNGER WARD, Sets March 1 Premiere
02/19/21- HUNGER WARD - Director Skye Fitzgerald
02/18/21- A Guide to Oscar's Shortlisted Documentary Shorts
02/17/21- Five Short Docs on the Oscar Shortlist
02/10/21- HUNGER WARD Wins Best Director & Best Editing by the Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA)
02/09/21- 93rd OSCARS SHORTLIST from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
02/09/21- 2021 Oscars Shortlist
02/09/21- 2021 Oscars Shortlist
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02/09/21- 2021 Oscars Shortlist
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02/09/21- 2021 Oscars Shortlist
02/05/21- Holly Shorts Unveils Inaugural Hot List - 30 Short Films Breaking the Mold
01/26/21- Review HUNGER WARD
01/12/21- HUNGER WARD Named a 2021 SIMA Awards Finalist
12/23/20 - Podcast with Teresa Cotsirilos & Ray Suarez - We have the power to stop world hunger
12/10/20 - Podcast with Josh Fox - Filmmaker Skye Fitzgerald on his heartbreaking documentary HUNGER WARD
12/08/20 - DOC NYC Live: SHORT LIST: SHORTS - Conflict Zones Panel Discussion
12/06/20 - Omeima short video from HUNGER WARD footage featured in HuffPost article
11/30/20 - Podcast  with Mark Leon Goldberg - Inside Yemen's Hunger Wards
11/18/20 - Podcast with R.C. Samo - Director Skye Fitzgerald Discusses His Documentary 'Hunger Ward'
11/20/20 - HUNGER WARD - the last hope between war and starvation
11/09/20 - HUNGER WARD - 2020 SHORT LIST: SHORTS
11/09/20- HUNGER WARD Named to DOC NYC Shortlist
11/9/20 - Exclusive Clip: Oscar-nominated Director Skye Fitzgerald's HUNGER WARD
10/26/20 - HUNGER WARD recieves Critics Choice Nomination for Best Short Documentary
10/26/20 - HUNGER WARD nominated for Critics Choice Award
10/26/20 - HUNGER WARD nominated for Critics Choice Award
10/26/20 - HUNGER WARD nominated for Critics Choice Award
10/26/20 - HUNGER WARD nominated for Critics Choice Award
10/20/20 - HUNGER WARD to Premiere West Coast at HollyShorts as part of Opening Night festivities
10/13/20 - HUNGER WARD hightlighted in HollyShorts Film Festival
09/22/20 - HUNGER WARD wins 2020 Mountainfilm Commitment Grant
08/26/20 - Variety announces Skye Fitzgerald's new doc film HUNGER WARD

LIFEBOAT (2018)

11/19/19 - LIFEBOAT wins Best of Festival Short at Arlington International Film Festival
07/25/19 - LIFEBOAT nominated for a National Emmy by Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
04/25/19 - LIFEBOAT: The Experiment launched broadly in Europe by ServicePlan of Germany
02/28/19 - MovieMaker article on LIFEBOAT
02/18/19 - Short of the Week review of LIFEBOAT
02/17/19 - Int'l Documentary Association review of LIFEBOAT
02/15/19 - LIFEBOAT at the Oscars
02/15/19 - Film Pulse review of LIFEBOAT
02/15/19 - Shuffle Online review of LIFEBOAT
02/12/19 - LIFEBOAT featured on The Build Show in NYC
01/21/19 - LIFEBOAT nominated for an Oscar
12/20/18 - LIFEBOAT wins the Best Short at the Courage Film Festival in Berlin
12/17/18 - LIFEBOAT Shortlisted by the Oscars
12/17/18 - LIFEBOAT Shortlisted by Academy
11/27/18 - LIFEBOAT invited to screen for the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of US Congress
11/20/18 - LIFEBOAT wins Best Short at Woodstock Film Festival
11/08/18 - LIFEBOAT screens at Hawaii International Film Festival
11/05/18 - LIFEBOAT nominated as Best Short of 2018 by IDA for the Int'l Documenatary Association Awards
11/05/18 - LIFEBOAT wins Best Doc at Dublin International Shorts Film Festival
11/05/18 - LIFEBOAT wins Act Now Award for social justice at Crested Butte Film Festival
10/29/18 - LIFEBOAT screens at International Maritime Human Rights Conference London
10/25/18 - LIFEBOAT screens at Refugees Welcome Film Festival in Berlin
10/18/18 - LIFEBOAT wins Jury Award at BendFilm Festival
10/12/18 - LIFEBOAT screens at MountainFilm in Aspen
10/07/18 - LIFEBOAT selected to screen at Hamptons International Film Festival
10/05/18 - LIFEBOAT screens at Arabisches Film Festival in Tubingen, Germany
09/26/18 - LIFEBOAT wins highly competitive MountainFilm Commitment Grant
08/09/18 - LIFEBOAT screens at HollyShorts Film Festival in Los Angeles
08/05/18 - LIFEBOAT honored with Jury Award at Traverse City Film Festival
05/31/18 - LIFEBOAT wins Best Short at World Premiere at MountainFilm in Telluride

50 FEET FROM SYRIA (2015)

09/29/17- MountainFilm Awards Search and Rescue Commitment Grant
08/31/17 - Skye Fitzgerald inducted as honorary member of the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS)
08/31/17 - 50 FEET FROM SYRIA to stream on Netflix and Crave TV (Canada) and be available on Cinema Guild
08/01/17 - 50 FEET FROM SYRIA continues international broadcasts in US, Canada, Brazil, Austria, Israel, Slovenia, UAB
02/18/17 - 50 FEET FROM SYRIA plays at Frozen River Film Festival
02/09/16 - Review - 50 FEET FROM SYRIA
2016 - 50 FEET FROM SYRIA plays at Telluride MountainFilm in Atlanta
2016 - Nobel Peace Center hosts 50 FEET FROM SYRIA screening and panel discussion in Oslo, Norway
2016 - 50 FEET FROM SYRIA plays in Scotland at the Human Rights Film Festival
2016 - 50 FEET FROM SYRIA plays at Eastern Oregon Film Festival
2016 - Think Out Loud interview with Dr. Hisham Bismar from 50 FEET FROM SYRIA
12/14/15 - NPR's The Takeaway Show - 50 FEET FROM SYRIA chronicles the brutality of Syria
11/14/15 - 50 FEET FROM SYRIA slated for Canadian premiere
11/13/15 - Portland doctor returns to Syria to treat victims of civil war
10/26/15 - 50 FEET FROM SYRIA named to Oscars Shortlist
10/26/15 - Oscar puts 10 Docu Shorts on its Shorts List
10/26/15 - 50 FEET FROM SYRIA named to Oscars Shortlist

101 Seconds

02/14/18 - Williamette Week covers 101 SECONDS
02/14/18 - Oregon Public Broadcasting's Think Out Load covers 101 SECONDS
02/17/18 - 101 SECONDS launches at Portland International Film Festival

Other

07/10/19 - Skye Fitzgerald honored by the University of  Oregon as one of 100 Ducks Who Made a Difference
07/01/19 - 2019 Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences inductees
03/22/19 - Skye Fitzgerald to give commencement address at Eastern Oregon University
01/25/19 - BEHIND THE BULLET feature documentary to premiere at Slamdance. Fitzgerald serves as Producer and DP.
07/26/18 - Animal Planet starring Amanda Giese of Panda Paws Rescue to premiere October 29th. Fitzgerald served as Director of Photography. 
2018 - RENOVATION WHISPERER - Pilot just aired on DIY and HGTV
11/16/16 - Skye Fitzgerald honored by Eastern Oregon University
09/19/11 - FINDING FACE is a film revealing horrific practice
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