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https://www.docfilmdepot.com/ 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...

Open City Documentary Hybrid Festival unveils first 2021 programme highlights

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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 DOCS.AFI.com 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...

DOK.forum 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 DOK.forum @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

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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...

Sheffield Doc/Fest Reveals Competition Titles and Full Program

Sheffield DocFest is an international film and arts festival and marketplace, with a mission to spark imaginations and empower our capacity for change by celebrating, championing and debating documentary film and art as a collective form of engagement. Let us join the 28th edition and enjoy the full Film, Arts and Exchange Programme for the 2021 festival, which takes place from 4 - 13 June.   The line-up includes 55 world premieres, 22 international premieres, 15 European premi...

The 19th Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is now open for submissions

CALL FOR ENTRIES TO THE 19th ANNUAL BIG SKY DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL   The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is now open for submissions, seeking documentary film entries in consideration for the 19th annual event in February 2022. The festival accepts submissions of non-fiction films of all forms, lengths, subject matters and genres.   Big Sky is the largest documentary film festival in the western United States, showcasing a broad range of World, Internation...

Bruno Chatelin joins the Jury of the 6th Beyond Borders International Documentary Festival, Castellorizo island.

Distinguished members of the international film community form the Jury of the 6th   Beyond the Borders International Documentary Festival, which will be held between August 22 -29 , 2021 in Castellorizo island, Greece. This year's jury consists of Klaus Eder - General Secretary of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI), Marianna Economou - President of the Greek Documentary Association - Jean-Christoph Caron - Head of PHOENIX , Bruno Chatelin - Film Critic, and...

AFI DOCS 2021 announces opening night, closing night and centerpiece films

AFI DOCS has announced the Opening Night, Closing Night and Centerpiece Films for its 19th annual edition. This year’s hybrid festival will open with the world premiere of NAOMI OSAKA, directed by Academy Award® nominee Garrett Bradley, and will close with Parker Hill and Isabel Bethencourt’s celebrated coming-of-age film CUSP. This year’s Centerpiece Screening will be ROADRUNNER: A FILM ABOUT ANTHONY BOURDAIN, directed by Academy Award® winner Morgan Neville. AFI DO...

DOK.fest München Awards ceremony 2021

At the halfway point of the festival, it's going to get exciting once again today! First, young documentary filmmakers will be honoured at the FFF Talent Award Documentary Film and the megaherz Student Award. On Sunday evening, the winners of our three main awards, the VIKTOR Main Competition DOK.international, VIKTOR DOK.deutsch, VIKTOR DOK.horizonte, will be presented. All award ceremonies will take place in the presence of the jury, prize donors and prize winners. We also invite you to ...

Miryam Charles and Coryell Boffy-Resel named co-chairs of the RIDM and Forum RIDM board

The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) and Forum RIDM are pleased to announce new co-chairs for their board of directors: director, producer and cinematographer Miryam Charles, and Coryell Boffy-Resel, director of international organizations at Montréal International. Both are already members of the board and regular festival attendees. They will replace outgoing chair Sarah Spring. Thanks to their complementary expertise, they will contribute to the success of both orga...

DOK.fest München 2021 @home DOK.live events & Film Talks, Meet & Greet

Every film festival thrives on encounters, exchange and discussion! In order to create as much of a festival atmosphere as possible this year, DOK.fest München 2021 @home offers you a variety of opportunities in addition to the films: experience our festive award ceremonies at the Deutsches Theater @home, exchange ideas with the film teams at our daily DOK.live Film Talks, meet us and our guests at the Meet & Greet at the digital festival lounge and send your feedback on the films dir...

DAFilms to host Roberto Minervini retrospective from 10 May

Live discussion between Minervini and Locarno’s Artistic Director Giona Nazzaro on 19 May, 7pm CET Live discussion between Minervini and Locarno’s Artistic Director Giona Nazzaro on 19 May, 7pm CET Visually immersive imagery and scenes from the dark side of modern-day America are what characterise the work by award-winning Italian US-based filmmaker Roberto Minervini. From 10 May, streaming portal DAFilms will present a curated selection of his films under the name Roberto Minerv...

The This Is My Brave International Mental Health Film Festival 10th October 2021 is now open for submissions

  Our 2021 Mental Health Film Festival "with a difference" is open for submissions. Why "with a difference"? With most film festivals the focus is on filmmaking excellence whereas the TIMBMHFF is all about the ability of the story to: *Provide an inspiring voice for social justice and human rights for people with mental illness *Highlight positive contributions made by mental health recipients *Fight stigma and defy stereotypes associated with menta...

24th Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces Official Selections

  Film still from 2021 official selection "Scenes From A Glittering World," which makes its world premiere at the 24th Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.  Full Frame is thrilled to announce the official festival selections for the virtual 24th Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, which takes place June 2–6, 2021. In total, there are 36 titles from 21 countries, comprising 21 feature films and 15 short films. The lineup includes 6 world premieres...

Open City Documentary Festival (September 8 – 14) calling for your docs

The call for programme entries ends on Monday 10 May, act now ! Prizes are awarded in four categories: Open City Award, Emerging International Filmmaker Award, the UK Short Award, and the International Short Award. The festival is looking for creative, innovative, challenging non-fiction filmmaking at short, mid-length & feature-length, as well as short audio documentaries, and cross platform projects. #TheArtOfNonFiction How filmmakers represent people like ourselves, ...

Sheffield Doc/Fest announces the line-up for the Rhyme & Rhythm strand 4 - 13 June

Sheffield Doc/Fest proudly announces all the films that will premiere as part of the popular Rhyme & Rhythm strand at the 2021 festival; which will run 4 - 13 June, in Sheffield and online.   Rhyme & Rhythm is where cinema and other artforms meet. Through music and performance, visual art and sport, each film offers encounters and inspirations to a different beat.   Taking audiences from the Midlands in England to Australia, from Austria, Ukraine a...

DocsMX will celebrate its 16th edition this 2021, from October 14th to 24th.

  DocsMX call for entries is open. We search documentaries from any corner of the planet, of any topic, genre, format or duration. You can check our regulations here, and you can register your film here. We're waiting for your movie. Share your story with us. Call for entries closes on May 30th. Let's celebrate non-fiction together! ...

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