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433 Ratings


Directed by Jeffrey Blitz
United States, 2002
Documentary, Sport


Eight kids of wildly disparate ethnic, class, and regional backgrounds are followed from their individual hometowns to Washington D.C. for the National Spelling Bee Finals.

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Spellbound Directed by Jeffrey Blitz

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2003 | Nominee: Best Documentary, Features

Independent Spirit Awards

2003 | Nominee: Truer Than Fiction Award

SXSW Film Festival

2002 | Winner: Documentary Feature (SXSW Competition Award)

Village Voice Film Poll

2003 | Nominee: Best Documentary

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