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id w - interactive documentary workshop calling for entry

We are looking forward to build a committed group of participants for the 6th edition of the interactive documentary workshop, a five-day residential programme focusing on the development of interactive and transmedia nonfiction projects.   If you have any new project ideas you are working on we will be more than happy to receive them! During the workshop – featuring lectures, case-studies pr...

Crossing Borders 2018: Call for Submissions

Documentary Campus and EDN – European Documentary Network are calling for documentary projects for Crossing Borders 2018. Documentary makers in Europe and Asia ,who are interested in developing their documentaries for the international market, can now submit their projects for the next edition of the Crossing Borders programme presented in partnership with Fox Networks Group Asia Pacific Limited, Taiwan Branch. The deadline for applications is 16 April 2018. Crossing Borders is a traini...

The new edition of the EAST DOC PLATFORM opens tomorrow

The new edition of the EAST DOC PLATFORM is slowly coming and I would like to share with you our latest press release (see attachment with the official poster).   This year, the platform opens a very important theme that concern all of us - the rise of nationalism, as well as on the efforts to stifle critical voices in the media and independent documentary filmmaking. The EAST DOC PLATFORM, the largest event for documentary professionals in Central and Eastern Europe, takes place March ...

East Doc Platform presents...The Dazzling Light of Eastern Documentary

  ... The Dazzling Light of Eastern Documentary     In cooperation with the Institute of Documentary Film, we present a selection of the best documentaries from Central and Eastern Europe. They all participated in East Doc Platform,...

VdR On Tour Nyon: Lumière! L'aventure commencea World Treasure

A WORLD TREASURE Français       VdR On Tour Nyon: Lumière! L'aventure commence Embark on a journey into the universe of the founders of cinema, through excerpts of truly essential films that illuminate the world of contemporary filmmaking. According to Martin Scorsese this is a 'national treasure'! At Cinémas Cap...

Crossing Borders Appoints Chris Humphrey as new Head of Studies

Crossing Borders, a joint training program by Documentary Campus and the European Documentary Network, appoints Chris Humphrey, Director of Production, A+E NETWORKS ASIA (Singapore), as new Head of Studies for Crossing Borders. Steven Seidenberg, Head of International Coproduction, LIC (China), ends his 7-year tenure as Head of Studies for Crossing Borders in February 2018. The Executive Board of Documentary Campus, a European initiative that provides advanced training to documentar...

Crossing Borders Appoints Chris Humphrey as new Head of Studies

Crossing Borders, a joint training program by Documentary Campus and the European Documentary Network, appoints Chris Humphrey, Director of Production, A+E NETWORKS ASIA (Singapore), as new Head of Studies for Crossing Borders. Steven Seidenberg, Head of International Coproduction, LIC (China), ends his 7-year tenure as Head of Studies for Crossing Borders in February 2018. The Executive Board of Documentary Campus, a European initiative that provides advanced training to documentar...

EDN Announces Projects Selected for 20th Edition of Docs in Thessaloniki

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  EDN - European Documentary Network announces the final selection of projects to take part in Docs in Thessaloniki, the annual pitching forum taking place from 2-6 March 2018 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 20th edition of Docs in Thessaloniki, EDN has now announced the final selection of 21 documentary projects th...

Hot Docs and EFP Announce New Cooperation with the Documentary Programme THE CHANGING FACE OF EUROPE in Toronto, April 2018

Hot Docs Festival (c) Christian Pena This year EFP (European Film Promotion) in collaboration with Hot Docs – Canadian International Documentary Festival (April 26 – May 6, 2018) will launch a special programme entitled THE CHANGING FACE OF EUROPE, a pan-European showcase of 10 new documentaries that illustrate and examine the current cultural, geographic, economic and political factors affecting Europe today. This new initiative is possible thanks ...

Big Sky 2018 Opening Night: DARK MONEY

DARK MONEY TO OPEN 15th ANNUAL BSDFF Free admission opening night screening featuring the film’s Montana debut FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16th | THE WILMA | 7:00 pm A century ago corrupt money scarred Montana’s democracy and landscape, but Montanans voted to prohibit corporate campaign contributions. Today, after the Citizens United ruling, dark money floods elections nationwide, but Montanans are standing up to stop history from repeating itself in a struggle that has the potent...

6th edition of Visions du Réel International Film Festival residential interactive documentary workshop

The Laboratory of Visual Culture (SUPSI) and Visions du Réel International Film Festival / Doc Outlook-International Market (DOCM) are pleased to announce the sixth edition of its residential interactive documentary workshop, a project development programme for expanded documentaries, to be held in Nyon (Switzerland) from the 14th to the 18th of April 2018. The interactive documentary workshop aims to enabling European professionals to seize the opportunities and challenges of the curr...

Thessaloniki 20th Doc Fest gives a Carte Blanche to Sara Driver

20th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL 2-11 March, 2018     A multifaceted artist who fully embodies the term “independent filmmaker”, American director, writer and producer Sara Driver is given a carte blanche in the 20th anniversary edition of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival to select some of her favorite films that will be presented in this year's event.   Driver will attend the 20th TDF to accompany the films (10 documentaries and one fiction film),...

Docs selected for Sundance

U.S. DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION Sixteen world-premiere American documentaries that illuminate the ideas, people and events that shape the present day. Films that have premiered in this category in recent years include Chasing Coral, Life, Animated, Cartel Land and City of Gold.   Bisbee '17 / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Robert Greene, Producers: Douglas Tirola, Susan Bedusa, Bennett Elliott) — An old mining town on the Arizona-Mexico border finally reckons with its dar...

Filmfestivals com has an eye for Docs: check our fantastic selection

"Ones to Watch for fests' by filmfestivals.com"    LIVING IN THE FUTURES PAST by Susan Kucera, an eco responsible documentary presented by Jeff Bridges. USA October 2017 - 83 minutes Website I Sneak peek 5 minutes edit I Request a screener I Sales by Vision Films I Jeff Bridges Academy Award Winner, Jeff Bridges presents this beautifully photographed tour de force of original thinking on who we are and the environ...

IDFA 2017 Awards

On Wednesday November 22 in the Stadsschouwburg of Amsterdam the winners of the different competition programs were announced.   Click through to read the jury reports IDFA Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary                                   Mila Turajlic won the IDFA Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary (€ 15,000) for Th...

Video Interview with IDFA winner for best film: Mila Turajlic for The Other Side of Everything

  Last Week Mila Turajlic won the award for Best Feature-Length Documentary during IDFA 2017 with her film The Other Side of Everything. In this interview Mila talks more about her role as a filmmaker trying to make a portrait of her own family. The Other Side of Everything takes place within the walls of a sub-divided apartment in Belgrade. Capturing a family portrait (of Mila's own family) that symbolises the political unrest in the coun...

Ambiance and events @ IDFA 2017 International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam

IDFA 2017. Opening of the IDFA 2017 at Carre Theater. Introduction former festival director Ally Derks after receiving royal distinction Member of the Order of Orange-Nassau. Photo: 31pictures.nl / (c) 2017, www.31pictures.nl Amstel river with banners Photo Felix Kalkman The 30th International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam - IDFA 2017. IDFA Industry Talk: Master Class Ed Lachman, co-hosted bij Arri Academy. From left; moderator Henning Rädlein, cinematographer dop Ed Lachman. Ph...

World Documentary Awards Invites You to Submit Your Work by December 10

World Documentary Awards final deadline approaching. The festival is opened for professionals and newcomers in the industry globally. Various languages with English subtitles or dubbing are welcome.   The Festival greets all documentary filmmakers to show their talents and passions through their films. We are looking for intelligent, well-produced, smartly edited documentary films with interesting storytelling. Documentary filmmakers have a series of categories entries to enter; and, to...

21st Ji.hlava IDFF is over with Awards Announced

Almost 4,500 festivalgoers including over a thousand film professionals visited the 21st edition of the Ji.hlava IDFF, which took place on October 24-29, 2017. Out of 342 screened films, 70 were shown in their world, 12 in their international and 22 in their European premiere. This year, the films competed in 10 sections and the programme offered over 150 discussions and Q&A sessions. The total number of spectators reached 40,000. Dozens of accompanying and industry events took place durin...

Extensive IDFA Talks program

During the upcoming festival, IDFA is organizing a large number of Talks to accompany its film program, giving unique insights into the makers’ backgrounds and the stories behind the films. These Talks are divided into three categories. Five Filmmaker Talks will delve deep into a specific filmmaker's body of work (including the Master Talk with Jonathan Harris). Over fifty Doc Talks will present in-depth conversations with makers and a well-known moderator following film screenings. ...

The Beat Dox Sessions at RIDM 2017

Local artists fill the festival’s evenings with free music   The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) is pleased to announce the return of the Beat Dox Sessions for the festival’s 20th anniversary edition, starting this Thursday, November 9. This year’s Beat Dox Sessions, programmed by Ouss Laghzaoui, are free evening concerts showcasing local artists at the RIDM Headquarters, in the Cinémathèque québécoise (335 de Maisonneuve ...

Visions du Réel - International Film Festival 49th edition with new visual identity

      A NEW STEP AND A NEW VISUAL IDENTITY     49th edition: a new step Six months away from its next edition, which will be held from 13 to 21 April 2018, Visions du Réel unveils its new visual identity. A year before it celebrates its 50th edition, Visions du Réel is in fact embarking upon a new step with its new artistic direction and a new logo. ...

dok.incubator is searching for documentary projects for 2018 edition!

    Deadline for applications – January 31st 2018 Czech filmmakers can apply for regional mentoring programme until 15th March 2018.  Applications will be opening shortly. dok.incubator is an international workshop supporting directors, producers and editors with late-stage documentary projects. Don’t miss the opportunity to develop your rough-cut into an outstanding feature film with a tailor-made release strategy! Meet ...

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