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CALL FOR ENTRIES #VDR2018

Français CALL FOR ENTRIES – YOUR FILM AT VISIONS DU RÉEL 2018 Call to all filmmakers: we are preparing the 49th edition, to be held from 13 to 21 April, submit your film now! And discover what is new in the programme structure for Visions du Réel 2018. Submit a film and what is new for 2018 > EUROPEA...

A new platform will be launched at the 21st Ji.hlava IDFF for non fiction filmmakers

            Newly launched Ji.hlava Academy receives applications     A new educational, networking and inspiring platform open to talents representing various elements in contemporary non-fiction cinema will be launched at the 21st Ji.hlava IDFF. Over the course of four days, Ji.hlava Academy will offer a creative lab for those who are observing and broadening the limits of visual style, authorial approach, and audience perception. The h...

EDN Launches 'Media and Society' Initiative in Support of European Documentary Sector

The European Documentary Network (EDN) has launched a new initiative designed to support the European documentary sector and set out a blueprint for a sustainable future. The project, entitled 'Media and Society: European Documentary in a Changing Media Landscape – Bringing Together Policy and Practice', brings together academics, documentary filmmakers, key documentary organisations, media policy makers and a wide range of media stakeholders. EDN has recently published a present...

8 talents presented at dok.incubator preview (Nordisk Panorama, September 24)

  dok.incubator day at Nordisk Panorama 2017 Sunday 24th September, Nordisk Panorama hosts the events of its partner dok.incubator for the second year running. Nordisk Panorama itself takes place from 21st – 26th September. dok.incubator Preview Eight hand-picked international documentary talents on the point of release will be presented at the dok.incubator preview. The high-end documentaries from 11 different countries will be introduced ...

SFFILM Announces Winners of Significantly Expanded Documentary Film Fund.

Significantly Expanded Fund Awards a Total of $125,000 to Six Projects for Postproduction   San Francisco, CA – SFFILM today announced the six winners of the 2017 SFFILM Documentary Film Fund...

DOK.fest München calling

     We kindly invite filmmakers, production companies and distribution labels to submit their current documentary films. DOK.fest München is one of the largest festivals for documentary films in Europe. The international programme includes three relevant competition sections and ten awards (2,500 to 10,000 Euros). In 2017, the festival celebrated a new record of over 43,000 visitors. Premiere celebration at DOK.fest 2017 ...

NORTH PITCH - Below ZERO 2018: Call for Submissions

Filmmakers from around the world are invited to submit their documentary projects on every aspects of life above the Arctic Circle for the next edition of NORTH PITCH — Below Zero. Selected projects will be pitched to a panel of international decision makers and compete for The Arctic Documentary Award and The Below Zero Award. The deadline for submitting projects is 27 November 2017. NORTH PITCH — Below Zero is an international pitching session for documentary projects focusing o...

The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival calling all documentary filmmakers...

    The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is amongst the world’s newest documentary film festivals and is one of the most fun and interesting stopovers on the international documentary film festival circuit.   Each year the festival curates world class feature and short documentaries direct from some of the hottest most prestigious documentary film festivals in the world, such as Sheffield Doc Fest, Traverse Ci...

Facing Facts: Documentaries at Adelaide Film Festival 2017

  #AdlFF IS THIS THE REAL LIFE? IS THIS JUST FANTASY?                     Yes, it is real life, or at least a good slice of it. Documentaries ...

Documentary masters and an exclusive retrospective at the 20th annual Montreal International Documentary Festival

  The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM), which will present its 20th annual edition this November 9 to 19, is proud to announce some of the high-profile filmmakers featured in its program as well as an exclusive retrospective devoted to Singaporean filmmaker Tan Pin Pin. Big names in documentary The Golden Leopard winner at this year’s Locarno Festival, Mrs. Fang by Wang Bing is a deeply metaphysical and political work that meticulously chronicles the slow death of...

Antenna Documentary Film Festival unveils its 2017 program,

ANTENNA DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FULL LINE-UP FOR 7TH EDITION October 10-15, 2017 Antenna Documentary Film Festival today unveils its 2017 program, presenting a captivating line-up of the most creative and thought-provoking documentaries from Australia and around the world. The program includes 50 films from 20 countries, three film competitions with cash prizes, DocTalk sessions, filmmaker Q&A’s and Gala events. “We have...

GlobeDocs Film Festival Announces 2017 Film Lineup

  -- Boston’s only all-documentary film festival runs October 11-15 --    The GlobeDocs Film Festival presented by Cross Insurance is pleased to announce the film slate for its third annual festival, running during HUBweek, Wednesday, October 11 – Sunday, October 15 in Boston. The festival, the only one of its kind in the region, celebrates documentary filmmaking with five days of non-fiction programming and thought-provoking discussions with award-winning journal...

2017 Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival and Symposium

      LEADERS IN INVESTIGATIVE FILMMAKING AND JOURNALISM TO CONVERGE FOR DOUBLE EXPOSURE FESTIVAL IN WASHINGTON, DC OCTOBER 19-22 The Festival Announces Symposium Lineup Third Edition Explores Investigative Reporting Under Fire P...

Doc Circuit Montréal launches the URBANIA Mobile Pitch

Doc Circuit Montréal launches the URBANIA Mobile Pitch,  names this year's Quebec decision makers and announces pass sales     Doc Circuit Montréal (DCM) is pleased to launch the URBANIA Mobile Pitch today. The competition is an opportunity for Quebec’s filmmakers to have their multimedia short documentaries released through the URBANIA mobile platform. DCM is also taking this opportunity to announce the influential Quebec’s decision makers who ...

EFP and Metrograph spotlight outstanding European documentaries with a showcase in New York City

LAST MEN IN ALEPPO by Feras Fayyad  For the first time, EFP (European Film Promotion) spotlights outstanding European documentaries with True Stories: New Non-Fiction from Europe in New York City. For the launch of the programme, running from May 3 - 7, 2017 EFP has teamed up with the New York based cinema Metrograph, home to a prolific and finely curated world of cinema. The majority of EFP's 38 member organisations enthusiastically suggested films th...

SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN for the 20th UNAFF, which runs from October 19 to 29, 2017 in Palo Alto

          20th UNAFF CALL FOR ENTRIES     SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN for the 20th UNAFF, which runs from October 19 to 29, 2017 in Palo Alto, Ea...

Docaviv 2017: Film Festival Announces Israeli Competition Selection

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  Thirteen brand new documentaries have been selected for the Israeli Competition at the 19th annual Docaviv Film Festival, taking place from May 11th - 20th 2017. The films, of which eleven will celebrate their world premiere at the festival, will compete for the Best Israeli Film Award, worth NIS 70,000 - Israel’s largest prize for documentary filmmaking. Other honors in the comp...

Melbourne Documentary Film Festival Calling

  Melbourne Documentary Film Festival Calling April 16, 2017 Extended deadline  The Melbourne Doc Fest each year curates world class features direct from some of the hottest most prestigious documentary film festivals in the world like Sheffield Doc Fest, Traverse City Film Festival Doc NYC, SXSW, Doc Edge and IDFA. But what matters to us most is documentaries that are well-made, compelling, thought provoking, passionate and relevant to Australian audie...

Big Sky Doc Fest 2017 Highlights

Over 200 filmmakers and industry descended on BSDFF and Missoula, Montana joining nearly 20,000 attendees for a beautiful ten days in February, a whole lot of fantastic films, a compelling DocShop, and a content-rich Big Sky Pitch. BSDFF hosted the first ever IF/THEN Shorts Pitch with Tribeca Film Institute, a multimedia dance/film performance, a late night local music series, and 40 world premieres. It was truly a week to remember.  To all those who came to see, he...

DOK.fest Munchen opening film announced

Opening: DREAM EMPIRE by David Borenstein The news in the past have been dominated by the war in Syria as well as by the migration crisis. As a consequence, they have driven China out of the headlines. But does that imply there are no news from the East? – Far from it! The business of the young agency boss Yana is booming: In so-called "White Monkey Gigs" foreigners are transforming remote ghost towns in globalised mega cities, attempting to create an illusion of interna...
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