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Submit through our partner DocFilmDepot WE HAVE IMAGINED A FUN, SECURE, AND WELL ADAPTED TOOL TO THE ENVIRONMENT FOR DOCUMENTARY CINEMA. Docfilmdepot is a platform that allows directors, producers and distributors of documentary films to manage their call for entries at several festivals. It allows you to create an account, to register one or more films whatever the genre to which they belong, to download the corresponding files, then to submit them to the festivals of your choice, partn...

8th BIFED (Bozcaada International Festival of Ecological Documentary) started on Wednesday.

     This year will be the 8th year of the festival. On the opening day of the festival, which will continue online until 19th October, a total of 1,108 views were reached. BIFED (Bozcaada International Festival of Ecologic...

The biggest documentaries at SFF 2021

  HOT TOPIC DOCUMENTARIES AT SFF Be the smartest person at the picnic!   Sydney Film Festival’s epic documentary line-up has it all – from jaw-dropping exposés to edge-of-your-seat thrillers. Tales of risk takers, music makers, freedom fighters and more.&nb...

SFFILM's Doc Stories Program is Announced—Nov 4–7 in-person & online

  Four-Day Documentary Series Opens with Stanley Nelson’s ATTICA, and Features a Castro Screening of SUMMER OF SOUL with Director Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson in Attendance, plus Several West Coast Premieres Including THE FIRST WAVE, BURNING, and DIONNE WARWICK: DON’T MAKE ME OVER   San Francisco, CA – SFFILM has announced the lineup of programs for the seventh annual Doc Stories film series, taking place November 4–7 at the Castro Theatre (429 Castr...

Official selection of Ji.hlava Opus Bonum international competition announced!

    Fifteen titles have been selected to the Opus Bonum international competition at the 25th Ji.hlava IDFF. Eleven films will be screened in their world premiere, and four will have their international premiere at Ji.hlava. On the occassion of the 25th jubilee edition of Ji.hlava IDFF we have revamped the festival’s competition sections, the jury structure as well as the award categories. The aim is to pay tribute to documentary cinema which has been undergoing enormo...

Play-Doc closes its 17th edition, with a strong unique, exclusive and international character

    The abundance of world, international and Spanish premieres characterized a program that also highlighted the closest talent and that reached almost 12,000 viewers in its face-to-face and online formats.   The festival announces new dates and opens the call to participate in its XVIII edition, which will be held from May 4 to 8, 2022   Photo by Pablo Nunes Tui, October 13, 2021.- The Tui International Film Festival, Play-Doc, lower...

Docs at CUCALORUS Film Festival

Get ready for an extra dose of weird, wild, and wonderful – check out the full lineup of films below! Stay tuned next week for the full festival schedule, but don’t wait to make your travel plans to visit Wilmington in November! DOCUMENTARY FEATURES A Sexplanation by Alexander Liu Any Given Day by Margaret Byrne Firestarter – The Story of Bangarra by Wayne Blair and Nel Minchin Negra by Medhin Tewolde Serrano Quaranteened by rodrigo dorfman RUMBLE: The India...

DOCLISBOA 2021 Complete line-up unveiled

249 Films, 51 World premieres, 46 Portuguese films, 62 Countries represented at DOCLISBOA 2021   The programme of the 19th edition of Doclisboa was unveiled during the press conference that took place today, at Culturgest, with the presence of Joana Gusmão, Joana de Sousa and Miguel Ribeiro (Directors - Doclisboa), Maria João Gonçalves (Member of the Board of Directors - Culturgest), Joana Gomes Cardoso (Chairman of the Board Administration - EGEAC) and Jos&...

Lunenburg Doc Fest Industry highlights on The Dock Market


Punto de Vista presents its new Docs Programming Committee

    Selected by artistic director Manuel Asín and chaired by him, it is to be made up of four leading names in the sector. Four experts, two women and two men, together with Manuel Asín, are to make up the new Punto de Vista Festival Programming Committee, embarking on a new stage following the appointment of the new artistic director last June.  Lucía Salas, Miguel Zozaya, Lur Olaizola and Pablo García will be working togeth...

Docu Talents from the East 2021 – selection announced!

  Eight remarkable documentary projects in post-production from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia and Slovakia made it to the 17th edition of Docu Talents from the East 2021. Since 2005, Docu Talents has served as a launchpad for a number of documentaries from the region of Central and Eastern Europe. The presentations will take place at Cinelink Industry Days at Sarajevo Film Festival on August 14–19. The most promising project will receive 5,00...

A new programming collective for the RIDM’s 24th edition

Left to right: Marlene Edoyan, Nadine Gomez, Hubert Sabino-Brunette The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) is proud to present the festival’s new programming collective, comprising directors Marlene Edoyan and Nadine Gomez along with programmer Hubert Sabino-Brunette. The new team will select the documentaries for the 24th edition of the RIDM, which will take place in hybrid format from November 10 to 21, 2021.   “Our goal as the new programming collective i...

Cannes Docs wrapped, Doc Day July 13

  Docs-in-Progress Docs-in-Progress offered an exclusive series of eight showcases of curated docs-in-progress in finalization stage, presented both online on our dedicated platform (6-9 July) and onsite in the Riviera 2 screening room at the Marché du Film (9-12 July).  The event opened with two online showcases: . Tuesday 6 - 14:30-15:15 | Showcase Sheffield Doc Fest Go to Event . Tuesday 6 - 16:15-17:30 | Showcas...

Open City Documentary Festival announces 2021 programme

  Icarus (after Amelia) by Margaret Salmon and Inner Outer Space by Laida Lertxundi open the festival TEN SKIES by James Benning is the closing film, along with the launch of Erika Balsom’s book on TEN SKIES 46 new non-fiction works, with 6 first or second features Four competitions with two juries: Open City Award, Emerging Filmmaker Award, UK Short Film Award, International Short Film Award. All awards to be announced on 12th September Major works fro...

Open City Documentary Hybrid Festival unveils first 2021 programme highlights

Industry and press accreditation opens for the hybrid edition The 11th edition of Open City Documentary Festival, celebrating the art of non-fiction filmmaking, will take place in London from 8 - 14 September. The 2021 edition remains committed to experimentation within the documentary field and will feature the first UK retrospectives of British artist Alia Syed and German filmmaker Renate Sami. The festival will foster emerging writers through a new film criticism workshop with feminist journ...

AFI DOCS 2021 Awards announced

  The festival’s Audience Award for Best Feature went to STORM LAKE, directed by Jerry Risius and Beth Levison. The Audience Award for Best Short went to SHELTER, directed by Smriti Mundhra. The Grand Jury Prize for Short Films went to RED TAXI, directed by Anonymous. The jury also awarded the Special Jury Prize to two films: THE COMMUNION OF MY COUSIN ANDREA, and S P A C E S (M E Z E R Y). This year’s voting jury for the competitive...

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces 2021 Award Winners

Faya Dayi receives three festival prizes, including the Grand Jury Award Seven awards for a combined value of $47,500 in cash prizes are announced for the 2021 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Full Frame is a qualifying event for nominations for the Academy Award® Documentary Short Subject category and the Producers Guild of America Awards. “We are proud to celebrate the 2021 award-winning films,” said Sadie Tillery, Full Frame Interim Festival Director and Artistic Dire...

Sheffield DocFest 2021 is now live

  The 28th edition of Sheffield DocFest launches today, in Sheffield, online, and across the country. Check out our full Programme Guide here.     ...

31 National and Regional Sponsors Bolster the Success of the 24th Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Full Frame is proud to recognize the generous contributions of the 31 regional and national sponsors of the 24th Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, which takes place virtually this week, June 2-6, 2021. “We’re humbled and grateful for the enormous amount of support we’ve received from our partners, both nationally and right here in our own vibrant community of Durham,” says Leesa Moore, Full Frame’s Development Manager. “Because of them, w...

Sheffield Doc/Fest meet the jurors

Meet our 2021 Jurors We're proud to announce our team of jurors for this year's International Competition, UK Competitions and Awards... International Competition Singular films from all over the world, driven by courageous and creative ways of reflecting life and imagining our times.   Our International Competition includes 11 features in total, produced in 14 countries all over the globe. Our International Competition Jury:  Karen Alexander (202...

Announcing AFI DOCS 2021 Full Slate

  Early Bird passes to AFI DOCS 2021 are available at Today, AFI unveiled its full slate of films being presented for the hybrid AFI DOCS 2021 festival. The lineup features 77 films from 23 countries and 4 World Premieres, with 52% of the films directed by women, 40% by BIPOC directors and 18% by LGBTQ directors. The 19th edition of the festival will present films in the following sections: Special Presentations, Guggenheim Symposium, Feature Films, Series, Cinema&rs... 2021 @home wrapped

  It's a wrap! With the reopening of the cinemas and the screening of our audience award winner HE'S MY BROTHER at three of our partner venues, the second edition of DOK.fest München @home came to an end last week. This gives us hope for next year, when we are already very much looking forward to welcoming you back to Munich! For now, we are thrilled about a successful @home edition with 3,101 online visitors, 211 industry experts at a total of 58 online events...

Rhyme & Rhythm at Sheffield Doc/Fest: where cinema and other artforms meet

Take a look at our Rhyme & Rhythm teaser    Rhyme & Rhythm is where cinema and other artforms meet. Through music and performance, visual art and sport, each film offers encounters and inspira...

DOK.fest München 2021 @home: Best of Guests, Film Talks and kinokino Audience Award

The very big news first! The incidence numbers allow it: On the last festival weekend we return to our favorite place, the cinema, and present there the audience favorite on the big screen. We're super excited and invite you to join us on Saturday, corona compliant of course. But first, on Friday, we will announce which film has won this year's kinokino Audience Award – sponsored by BR and 3sat. Be there live at the online award ceremony! Today we want to whet your appetite o...


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