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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...

Beyond Borders Festival highlights

“Beyond Borders”, a Celebration of Cinema and Culture on the edge of the Aegean Sea A celebration of cinema and culture will be set up for the 5th consecutive year on the edge of the Aegean Sea, on the idyllic island of Castellorizo, Greece. The 5th "Beyond Borders" International Documentary Festival to be held from August 23rd to August 30th is going to make once again Castellorizo the point where documentaries meet History and Culture. Th...

Early Bird Submissions to Big Sky Documentary Festival ends today through July 10th

  The first submission deadline is approaching for the 18th annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, accepting early bird entries through Frida...

Plan B for The Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival 2020 which will finish out the year online

    The night in March when we postponed SDFF 2020 is now far behind us.  It was just days before Opening Night.  A set of circumstances none of us could have foreseen as Sonoma County introduced measures to severely restrict public gatherings.  Nor could we have imagined the ensuing pandemic that has torn through nearly every habitable place on earth.  Postponed was a statement of hope.  It is no longer possible to hold a festival gathering in person for the...

Last few days to enter the 19th Rome Independent Film Festival RIFF Awards

  The competition announcement is online   July 30, 2020  is th efinal deadline to submit film to the 19th edition of the RIFF - Rome Independent Film Festival - to be held from November 27 to December 3 in Rome.   All information to register and the announcement are available on the website www.riff.it.   The RIFF offers filmmakers from all over the world the opportunity to preview original films in Italy. In particular, the New Frontier...

DocLisboa 2020 / Discovering Georgian Cinema: 100 Years in Retrospective

In its 18th edition, Doclisboa will present a retrospective dedicated to Georgian cinema, mapping its production from the 1920s to the present. Doclisboa will be presented in six modules this year, over six months, and unveils this retrospective as the centre of the programme of the festival’s first module, which will run from October 22 to November 1. Taking place at the Cinemateca Portuguesa - Museu do Cinema, the retrospective will explore the variety and complexity of this country&rs...

Work and labour in the spotlight during Doclisboa 2020

The next edition of Doclisboa will have a cycle dedicated to work. From October 22 to November 1, we will present a programme of 20 films, by directors such as Harun Farocki, Helke Sander, Hervé Le Roux, among others. Film production during the Portuguese revolutionary period will also be highlighted in this cycle. This programme arises from a partnership between Doclisboa and the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), which aims to promote the discussion, through cine...

The Panorama and the Special Screenings of the 5th “Beyond Borders” International Documentary Film Festival of Castellorizo.

The "Panorama" and the Special Screenings of “Beyond Borders” International Documentary Film Festival of Castellorizo discover and highlight the continuity, the past, the present and the future of world documentary production. Well-known directors and promising young creators invite the participants and spectators of the Festival on seductive documentary film routes. Please find below more details about the documentaries that participate at the Panorama Section: ...

Chinese Documentaries Festival 'Les Ecrans de Chine' will open in Paris end september

It will be the tenth edition of The China Screen Festival which runs from October 2 to November 10. As before, we will not only be present in Europe’s cultural capital Paris, but also in many other European cities to preview and celebrate the latest creative documentaries coming out of China. With the current political leadership, independent filmmakers are having a very tough time, so it is more important than ever to look at their films, and to support their take on free expressio...

Sheffield Doc/Fest announces its Official Selection for 2020

Sheffield Doc/Fest reveals its line-up – 115 films of all lengths, spanning 50 countries around the world and representing 49 spoken languages. 22 UK productions included.   The official selection for 2020 includes 31 World Premieres, 15 International Premieres, 5 European Premieres and 40 UK Premieres.   Festival Director Cíntia Gil said: “This year’s programme brings together various cinematic          &nb...

Message from our friends at Doclisboa : new edition, new format, October 2020-March 2021

We are living through complex and uncertain times that pose a series of challenges to those who make, who show and who watch cinema. We have been working so that the 18th edition of Doclisboa responds to these challenges with new ways of being together and taking care of each other. Doclisboa is a place of meeting around cinema, and it is in the theaters that we want to continue to collectively investigate the world. We propose to build a festival that responds to the times but that preserves ...

Wrap and Review DOK.fest München @home 2020

Together in front of the screens. Festival impression by Janne Sebening The festival at home: At DOK.fest München @home 121 films from 42 countries were shown for 18 days, 90 of which were world or German premieres. A total of 14 prizes amounting to 55,000 euros were awarded. More than 75,000 spectators watched the films of DOK.fest Munich @home and the events of DOK.forum and DOK.education. The number of actual viewers of the online edition is likely to be even significantly higher...

Sheffield Doc/Fest announces spotlights on Sarah Maldoror, Lynne Sachs, Simplice Ganou, and reveals its retrospective: Reimagini

  In the lead up to revealing its full official selection for 2020, Sheffield Doc/Fest announces:   the theme of its annual retrospective: Reimagining the Land, curated by Christopher Small. and three special focuses: a screening in tribute to the late French West Indies film pioneer Sarah Maldoror; a focus on American artist Lynne Sachs; a focus on Burkina Faso filmmaker Simplice Ganou.     Tribute to Sarah M...

Massive participation in our partner fest “Beyond Borders” Festival, Castellorizo

More than 300 documentaries by Greek and foreign directors - a record number for the time, after the recent pandemic - were submitted for review at the 5th "Beyond the Borders”  International Documentary Festival, which will be held in the idyllic island of  Castellorizo, Greece from  on August 23rd -30th, 2020. The Preselection Committee will examine the participations and select the documentary films that will be screened in the Festival's Competition Program, ...

DOK.fest München announces the winning film of the kinokino Audience Award

Discover the DOK.fest München winning film of the kinokino Audience Award and the top ten of the kinokino Audience Award!   want to support  all year round and benefit from many advantages, join our circle of friends now. Winning film kinokino Audience Award: THE EUPHORIA OF BEING Hungary 2019, Réka Szabó, 83 min. A dance performance tells the life story of the 90 year-old holocaust survivor Éva Fahidi. The director and choreograp...

Ruptly launches global documentary division and offers free licences

Ruptly, the award-winning international news and media agency, has today announced the launch of a global documentary division with a debut catalogue of over 170 documentaries featuring captivating human interest stories centred around global themes. To mark the launch, Ruptly Documentary Collection will also be granting one free documentary licence per client in recognition of the difficulties faced by the broadcast industry as more and more productions shut down due to the current pandemic....

dok.incubator introduces 8 teams for the 2020 workshop

  From 104 applications from 50 countries the dok.incubator selection committee chose eight talented filmmakers' teams who will have the opportunity to work intensively on their documentary films with the support of more than 20 internationally established producers, editors and sales agents for more than 6 months.   CLOUDS /FI/ Director: Tuija Halttunen, Producer: Niina Virtanen, Editor: Jussi Sandhu   Clouds by Tuija Halt...

The 20th International Festival of Creative Documentary - the Escales Documentaires Association calling

  RULES AND SUBMISSIONS The 20th International Festival of Creative Documentary, organized by the Escales Documentaires Association will be hold from the 6th to the 11th of November 2020 in La Rochelle, France. The Festival is open to creative documentary films from all over the world, without any conditions of running time or theme. To participate and submit your film, the date of production of your documentary must be after the 1st&n...

The Changing Face of Europe 2020 features 10 european documentaries in the doc shop - hot docs streaming platform

The changing face of europe 2020 features 10 outstanding european documentaries in the doc shop - hot docs streaming platform for accreditated industry EFP is committed to presenting the third edition of THE CHANGING FACE OF EUROPE in collaboration with Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival despite these difficult times. All 10 of the films selected for the programme will take part in Hot Docs Industry All-Access Online program, which will run during the original dates ...

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival announces the official feature and short film selections

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival announces the official feature and short film selections for the festival’s 23rd edition. The NEW DOCS program and Invited Program includes 44 features and 12 shorts from 26 countries, and include 4 world premieres, 6 North American premieres, and 2 U.S. premieres. The films were selected from nearly 2,000 submissions to the 2020 annual event. Originally scheduled to take place April 2-5 in downtown Durham, the four-day event was recently ca...

EarthxFilm Festival goes online and the Good Pitch Local Texas ist postponed to the fall

Our friends in Texas just made the following announcement postponing their event to the fall   Dear Friends,  First, we miss you, and hope that you are safe and well! We were looking forward to seeing you all later this month at EarthxFilm Festival and the Good Pitch Local Texas live event.  Now, we will connect with you virtually for EarthxFilm, and see you in real life later this year.  Save The Dates EarthxFilm will host an online festival April 22-27, 2020 and roll ...

CineSpace Short Film Competition Calling for shorts using NASA's free digital archives

Hi there,    We just wanted to say that our hearts go out to all of those who have lost vital work at this time. Having worked in the film festival industry for 6 years, it's difficult to see so many festivals shutting their doors. Although, I've been hearted to see many shifting over into the digital space so people audiences can continue to watch their programming.    Currently, I'm managing the CineSpace Short Film Competition, an annual competition sp...

15 th International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City calling

Call for Entries 2020   DocsMX, a permanent platform of exhibition, training and creation will host it’s 15th 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. Therefore, DocsMX opens the Call for Entries for its 2020 Of...

21st Annual Real to Reel International Film Festival vcalling for entries

Call for Entries Accepting films in all categories! The Cleveland County Arts Council in Shelby, NC is proud to announce that entries for the 21st Annual Real to Reel International Film Festival are now being accepted. Earlybird Deadline: February 7th Regular Deadline: March 6th Late Deadline: April 17th Extended Deadline: May 15th Event Date: July 22 – 25, 2020 The Real to Reel International Film Festival, held at the Joy Performance Center in Kings Mountain, NC, sho...

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...

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