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Seattle Documentary Association Film Retreat for Makers!

DocForest is a documentary retreat in the Pacific Northwest hosted by Seattle Documentary Association (SeaDoc), which cultivates and supports an equitable and professional community of nonfiction storytellers. From tents to now mountain cabins, for over a decade DocForest has provided much needed space for professional and creative development on projects that will go out into the world and inform our larger media and cultural landscape.   DocForest 2019 is taking place for the f...

The Big Sky Film Fest welcomes Joanne Feinberg as the Guest Programming Director

BIG SKY FILM INSTITUTE WELCOMES BSDFF 2020 GUEST PROGRAMMING DIRECTOR JOANNE FEINBERG    The Big Sky Film Institute is pleased to welcome Joanne Feinberg as the Guest Programming Director of the 2020 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. Joining the institute to helm the selection process for the 17th annual event, Feinberg succeeds long-time Director of Programming Doug Hawes Davis, who is on sabbatical, and Senior Programmer Michael Workman who will begin his MFA in Doc...

Open City Documentary Festival announces new filmmakers participating in the Assembly Lab for £10k prize

  www.assemblydoclab.com   OPEN CITY DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SEVEN SELECTED PROJECTS FOR ASSEMBLY DOCUMENTARY DEVELOPMENT LAB   [London, 8th July 2019] Open City Documentary Festival are pleased to announce the participants for Assembly, a new development lab for creative documentaries taking place in London in September 2019.   The lab is a project-based intensive workshop for international filmmakers working on their first or second feature. Participants fro...

17th International Festival Signes de Nuit calling

      The 17th International Festival Signs of the Night (Signes de Nuit) will take place at Paris, October 3-13, 2019 We will realize competition programs for: Documentaries Short Films Cinema in Transgression "experimental" Further we prepare focus programs with recent films from Argentina, Czech Republic, Japan, Mexico, Norway and Portugal et al. The festival will take place in different cultural spaces in Paris. We would like to i...

Jocelyne Saab's Retrospective from DOCLISBOA

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Doclisboa - International Film Festival will hold an outdoor screening on Cinemateca Portuguesa's rooftop terrace on Friday July 26 at 10.30 p.m., as an announcement and preview of the festival’s two major retrospectives this October. Jocelyne Saab's LETTRE DE BEYROUTH will be screened as a prelude to one of the largest ever retrospectives of the filmmaker’s work. Lew Hohmann's PAULE IN CONCERT will be screened in the context of the forthcoming retrospective Rise and Fa...

A sneak-preview on the second edition of FIPADOC

ON THE ROAD TO FIPADOC 2020! Six months before FIPADOC raises the curtain on its second edition, a sneak-preview! From 21 – 26 January 2020, come and discover outstanding documentary works in every format from around the globe, in Biarritz in the heart of Basque country! FIPADOC is 6 days of screening exceptional works from around the world – as well as meet-and-greets and Q-and-As with the people who made them – for professionals and public alike, in exceptional...

The submissions for the International Health Film Festival Imagésanté which runs from March 22-28 2020 in Liege [Belgium] are no

  Submissions deadline: November 1st, 2019 The International Health Film Festival - ImagéSanté is an international biennale that takes place in Liège [Belgium] to present approximately 25 documentaries about health from all around the world. ImagéSanté is 5 days devoted to universal health education, new therapeutic technologies and resources, medical research, prevention all by means of the image. ImagéSanté talks a...

Open City Documentary Festival 2019 returns to London from 4 – 10 September 2019.

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Open City Docs is home to several projects in the world of documentary. Founded at UCL by Michael Stewart in 2010, Open City Docs is dedicated to developing and supporting non-fiction storytellers. The organisation nurtures the next generation of filmmakers, audio producers and VR filmmakers through training programmes, an annual film festival and other screening projects throughout the year.   Celebrating the art of non-fiction, Open City Documentary Festival creates an open space in Lon...

Mediterranean Film Festival on Migration and Human Rights Calling

Cosenza (Italy): 15th-19th October 2019 THE CALL CLOSES 31TH JULY 2019 Third ediction of a Mediterranean Film Festival on Migration and Human Rights.   MyART is a Mediterranean Film Festival on Migration and Human Rights. In the heart of the Mediterranean (Cosenza, Calabria), we create space for alternative storytelling and debates. We showcase independent, high-quality film and documentary productions and organize a number of events before, during, and after the festival. This yea...

BEYOND BORDERS (aug 25 - Sept 1) calling for documentaries

Call for submission January 22 – May 15 2019 BEYOND BORDERS 4th International Documentary Festival Castellorizo, August 25th – September 1st 2019 “Let’s bring the world to Castellorizo and take Castellorizo to the world!” Launched in 2016 by the Hellenic History Foundation (IDISME) in Athens and internationally supported by the Association Ecrans des Mondes in Paris (AEM) the 4th International Documentary Film Festival &l...

Call for Entries 14th DocsMX

  DocsMX, a permanent platform of exhibition, training and creation will host it’s 14th edition of the International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City. DocsMX will screen the best of mexican and international production from different competitive categories. The films will compete for a variety of awards chosen by audiences and jury members. We accept all themes and documentary subgenres. The submission is free of charges. ...

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces Lineup for 22nd Annual Festival April 4 – 7, 2019

  Bognar and Reichert's American Factory will screen as Opening Night Film Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert’s American Factory selected as Opening Night Film Bognar and Reichert—2019 Tribute Recipients   Amazing Grace selected as Closing Ni...

Visions du Réel (5-13 April) is celebrating its 50th year under the banner of freedom and openness

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Visions du Réel (5-13 April) is celebrating its 50th year under the banner of freedom and openness, which have characterized the Festival since its beginnings. It is under this banner, focused both on memory and on the future, that the Festival unveils its programme. For its 50th edition, the International Film Festival Nyon has selected 169 films, from 58 countries, including 102 that will be presented as world or international premieres. A number that shows the pioneering role of the Fe...

First highlights of DOK.fest München: announcing jury, focus on the works of Heddy Honigmann...

This year's first festival highlights reveal the jury members of the German Documentary Film Music Award 2019 and a focus on the works of Dutch filmmaker Heddy Honigmann as part of the 2019 retrospective. Moreover, we welcome the   DOK.education, in cooperation with the Globate platform, is organising a media competence day on the subject of social media and globalisation, to which we cordially invite all school classes. The film THE CLEANERS will be shown, followed by a film ta...

Line-up, Juries and Sidebar events of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

    21st THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL [1-10/3/2019]       The 21st edition of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival presents 178 feature and 49 short documentary films by directors from all over the world, as well as a parallel events program.   The film screenings will take place at the Olympion complex (Olympion and Pavlos Zannas theatres, Aristotelous Sq., Thessaloniki), as well as at the Tonia Marketaki, Frida Liappa, Stavros Tornes and John Cassave...

The 21st Thessaloniki Documentary Festival sheds light to the global phenomenon of bureaucracy

“The Paper Chase” tribute   Bureaucracy (noun): a system for controlling or managing a country, company, or organization that is operated by a large number of officials employed to follow rules carefully // complicated rules, processes, and written work that make it hard to get something done   The perplexing structures of bureaucracy do not differ much from one...

Visions du Réel First Highlights

    Pré-ouverture, Thursday 4 April (free admission) When Tomatoes Met Wagner, by Marianna Economou, Swiss premiere Courtesy of the Ville de Nyon and Visions du Réel, the Pre-opening is the opportunity to celebrate the kick-off of the 50th edition. In a small village in the centre of Greece, two cousins form a company to sell prepared meals cooked from orga...

Zagreb Dox wrapped with awards March 3rd

Big Stamp for best film in International Competition goes to visually beauiful and skillfully directed Chinese documentary Up the Mountain by Yang Zhang, and the Big Stamp for best regional film goes to Una Primavera by Valentina Primavera. At the official award ceremony which took place on Saturday afternoon in Kaptol Boutique Cinema (Kaptol Centre, Zagreb), the award-winning films of the 15th edition of ZagrebDox were honoured. Thirty-seven films ran for the festival awards, Big Stamps in ...

Full Frame 2019 Thematic Program Curated by RaMell Ross

   Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker will attend the 22nd annual festival, April 4 – 7 Photo by Maya Krinsky The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is pleased to announce that filmmaker, photographer, and writer RaMell Ross will curate its 2019 Thematic Program. Ross’s first film, Hale County This Morning, This Evening, has been described as the birth of “a ...

Carte blanche to Louie Psihoyos (The Cove) in Thessaloniki

  Oscar-winning Greek-American director Louie Psihoyos is given a carte blanche in the 21st Thessaloniki Documentary Festival to select his favorite films. Psihoyios will attend this year’s edition to receive the festival’s top honorary award, the Golden Alexander, as well as to present the carte blanche films and a special screening of his documentary The Cove (2009, Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature).   As a wildlife filmmaker and an experienced National Geo...

Greek Program at Thessaloniki

 21st THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL [1-10/3/2019]   Greek Program   31 short and 50 feature Greek documentaries will be screened in the 21st Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. Two of them participate in the event’s International Competition section, 28 in the various International Program sections, 12 in TDF’s new segment “From screen to Screen” and 39 in the latest addition section titled “Platform”.   In addition, the 21st TDF...

International Competition “Touch me not” / “Noli me tangere” guides the selection of this year’s IC films

  The International Competition section of the 21st Thessaloniki Documentary Festival discovers the boldest new voices of contemporary documentary filmmaking, presenting the first or second films by the most promising directors from all over the world. It is worth noting that the TDF is included -along with 28 leading film festivals- in the Documentary Feature Qualifying Festival List established by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Thus the documentary that wins TDF&rsquo...

EDN Announces Lineup of Projects Selected for Docs in Thessaloniki

EDN - European Documentary Network announces the final selection of projects to take part in Docs in Thessaloniki, the annual EDN pitching forum taking place from 1-5 March 2019 in Thessaloniki, Greece. Docs in Thessaloniki consists of a five-day program, where the selected documentary projects will be developed, re-written and pitched to a panel of international financiers. For the upcoming 21st edition of Docs in Thessaloniki, EDN has now announced the final selection of documentary project...

Last day to submit to Visions du Réel, International Film Festival Nyon 50th edition

  Submissions to the 50th edition of Visions du Réel, International Film Festival Nyon, are open until 21 December 2018. The online links must reach Visions du Réel by 1 January 2019 at the latest. We are looking for creative documentaries completed between April 2018 and March 2019 to be presented as world, international or European premieres. Learn more and submit a film >        ...

BaNeFF doc.short 19-21 dec wraps

   . _________ Justin Theatre Production welcome you to join us on a special tour which explores this unique Creative World inspired by Balkan! Theatre, films, lectures, music... info@justintp.com   den 19 december 13-17 (sluten skolvisning)   13.00 The Last Church ...

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