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Your Fast Track to Documentary Financing - The EDN Financing Guide 2020

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  The EDN Financing Guide, now also available as a digital edition, provides filmmakers with all the industry contacts they need to finance their projects and films. No matter whether you are looking for slots on international TV stations or contact details of commissioners and buyers who could help finance your documentary project — with the new digital edition of the EDN Financing Guide, you will quickly find what you are looking for when it comes to selling documentaries or findin...

Retrospective of the 35th DOK.fest München is dedicated to Helena Třeštíková

Helena Třeštíková Little dramas and big moments - we live and live and all of the sudden we are over sixty. Helena Třeštíková has filmed the phenomenon of life like no other. The Retrospective of the 35th DOK.fest München is dedicated to the Czech master director, who will present her work personally in Munich. Our documentary film competition for young people also revolves around the great theme of LIFE! – we warmly...

Documentary Film Competition for Young People CALLING

  You can handle the camera and have experienced something? Then tell us a story from your life! What is important to you? What is happening with you, what is happening with your friends? Do you have the courage and the openness to look closely? Grab your camera, your smartphone or the iPad, show us your view of LIFE! and submit your documentary film to us! All pupils from Bavaria - from primary school to vocational high school - can take part in the competition. Your film should be 3 to ...

Far East Film Festival of Udine opens Focus Asia for Works in Progress

  24 April / 2 May 2020 – Udine – Teatro Nuovo & Visionario FAR EAST FILM FESTIVAL 22 THE FEFF'S INDUSTRY SECTION, FOCUS ASIA, OPENS ITS DOORS TO WIPs (works in progress)! The FAR EAST FILM FESTIVAL becomes the only European Platform dedicated to Asian films in post-production.   UDINE - With Far East in Progress - the brand new section which will open its doors in April 2020 - the Far East Film Festival of Udine will become the first and only European pl...

DEFC new Animation and Docs from Iran

  DEFC (Documentary and Experimental Film Center) is the main center for production, distribution and promotion of documentary, animation and experimental films in which provides film festivals, film markets, TV Channels, theaters, universities, institutes and other organizations, which are interested in Iranian fiction, documentary, animation, experimental and feature films. All of our films are available on Vimeo for viewing; our films have been selected at many international film fes...

Ross Brothers Retrospective at BSDFF 2020

  BILL ROSS AND TURNER ROSS FILMS FEATURED IN BSDFF 2020 RETROSPECTIVE   Bill Ross and Turner Ross are an American filmmaking team whose immersive, place-based films have played to audiences around the world garnering numerous awards and accolades. Their first feature, 45365 was the winner of the 2009 SXSW Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary and the Independent Spirit Truer Than Fiction prize. Their intimate and...

DOK.digital – Award for New Narrative Formats

  NEW: DOK.digital - Award for New Narrative Formats Project submission to the Marketplace open - with Composition Funding, Archive Award and Pitch Award VFF Documentary Film Production Award German Documentary Film Music Award   What are contemporary forms for journalistic factual or documentary content? How can the possibilities of cross- and transmedial narration be put into practice? DOK.digital seeks answers to the question of how stories...

The International Documentary Festival “Beyond Borders” calls for volunteers

BEYOND BORDERS   5th INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL IN CASTELLORIZO 23/8/2020 – 30/8/2020   CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS   “Let’s bring the world to Castellorizo and take Castellorizo to the world!”   The International Documentary Festival “Beyond Borders”, organized for the 5th consecutive year by the Hellenic History Foundation, during the last week of August, aims for the island of Castellorizo to become a meeting point for documen...

Final call December 5 for TIDF in Taipei

Launched in 1998, the 12th edition of TIDF will take place in Taipei from May 1-10, 2020. This is the FINAL CALL FOR SUBMISSION! Our competition programme is still looking for creative, innovative, non-fiction filmmaking with unique viewpoints in all length. Films completed after December 1, 2017 are eligible for our three main categories. All forms and lengths are welcome. There's NO ENTRY FEE, a Taiwan Premiere is required. The final shortlist will be announced on our we...

The 22nd Montreal International Documentary Festival: a 10-day celebration of every kind of documentary

The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) is proud to open its 22nd edition today Thursday, November 14, with the Quebec premiere of the film The Disappearance of my Mother, with director Beniamino Barrese and his mother Benedetta Barzini in attendance. The film is a touching, intimate portrait of a former fashion icon who now shuns the camera, wanting to disappear from this world of ubiquitous screens. The opening ceremony will start at 7 p.m. in the Alumni Auditorium (H-110...

dok.incubator workshop calls for ambitious feature docs in rough cut stage

    submission deadline January 29th 2020 Apply for six months of intensive editing and development of your documentary film aiming for premiere by early autumn 2020:   / work with more than 30 world-class editors, producers and distributors throughout the postproduction period   / sharpen the storytelling and maximize your film’s international potential   / get personal feedback ...

Beat Dox Sessions 2019: The RIDM’s free musical evenings are back!

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Artists and festivalgoers celebrate documentary cinema together The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) is pleased to announce the return of the Beat Dox Sessions, now well established as an essential part of the festival. The music program for the 22nd annual RIDM, curated by Pomeline Delgado, invites us to dance to infectious beats while discovering local and visiting artists at RIDM Headquarters in the Cinémathèque québécoise (335 De Maisonneuve Blv...

The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) announces the program of its 22nd edition (November 14 to 24)

The Montreal International Documentary Festival “Where all stories meet”   Announcing the RIDM 2019 program   Montreal, Wednesday October 23, 2019 - The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) is proud to announce the program for its 22nd edition, coming this November 14 to 24. With 154 films from 47 countries and numerous free discussions and activities, the RIDM is, more than ever, an essential event in the world of auteur documentary cinema.   Th...

The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival call for entries for the 2020 July edition

  The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival (MDFF) team are currently recruiting for the world's best documentaries and video essays to go head-to-head in our film festival competition in Melbourne, Australia in July 2020. We are looking for exclusive World, Australian or Melbourne premieres for feature documentaries to showcase in our competition. Let our 45 media partners, and publicist get behind and help promote YOU and YOUR project Down Under and get just the right momentum and expo...

35th DOK.fest München 2020 Calling for Entries

    The submission is open! We are looking for documentary stories for the big screen that move and open new horizons. From now on filmmakers, producers, distributors and composers are warmly invited to submit their latest documentary films for DOK.fest München 2020 (06th to 17th May 2020). DOK.fest film programme For the 35th DOK.fest München we are looking for outstanding national and international documentaries with a minimum length of 52 minutes whi...

Lunenburg Doc Fest wrapped

  Maiden, a film about the all-female crew that shocked the establishment in 1989 by entering the Whitbread Round the World Race, sailed away with the two top honours at Lunenburg Doc Fest this year. As winner of the juried Best Feature Documentary Award and the Audience Award, Maiden was the consensus favourite of insiders and audiences alike, earning a cash prize of $2000 with the accolades. Co-directors Nance Ackerman, Ariella Pahlke and Teresa MacInnes received the Atl...

DocsMX announces its Official Selection 2019

  DocsMX would like to thank the 1,373 filmmakers who believe in this festival and answered the call for entries. The festival wouldn’t exist without you. After a long and enriching process of deliberation and evaluation it is our honor to announce the 2019 Official Selection, comprised of 79 films from 29 countries, divided into 11 sections. Ever conscious of the responsibility to represent our changing world, especially in these times of crises both human and ecologic...

“Once Were Brothers” launches Lunenburg Doc Fest after historic TIFF premiere

Fresh off the world premiere and historic opening as the first ever Canadian documentary to open Toronto International Film Festival, Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band will kick off the 6th annual Lunenburg Doc Fest on September 19. Once Were Brothers tells the story of the roots-rock act that changed folk music forever, drawing from the memoirs of Canadian rock icon Robbie Robertson and featuring must-see testimonial from musical legends Bruc...

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...

International Health Film Festival Imagésanté which runs from March 22-28 2020 in Liege [Belgium] calling

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 about man...

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