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2013 Sundance Film Festival Announces Films in U.S. and World Competitions, NEXT

Sundance Institute announced today the films selected for the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions and the out-of-competition NEXT <=> section of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, January 17-27 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. Robert Redford, President & Founder of Sundance Institute said, “Every great film starts with an idea, and it is a testament to artists that they continually find new ideas, new stories, new points of view and...

Sheffield Doc/Fest awards

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It was announced today at the annual Sheffield Doc/Fest awards ceremony, hosted by Jeremy Hardy, that the 20th edition of Sheffield Doc/Fest in 2013 will see the introduction of The Tim Hetherington Award presented by Dogwoof. Says Oli Harbottle, Dogwoof,  “We are delighted to be collaborating with Doc/Fest on this award. Tim’s legacy will forever define what we do at Dogwoof, and his approach will inspire filmmakers for generations to come”. The Tim Hetherington Award will includ...

A Separation won best feature film award in Jaipur 2012

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The Red Carpet Award Ceremony of the 4th Airtel Jaipur International Film Festival 2012 was conducted in the evening at The City Palace. During the formal Closing Ceremony, musical concert and cultural dance programs were organized. During the award ceremony, the film actor Om Puri, Princess Diya Kumari, all the members of jury, Hollywood producer Leslee Udwin, festival director Hanu Roj, as well as cinema dignitaries from around the world was present. In total 24 awards were presented in the ...

BFI London festival awards We need to talk about Kevin

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    The 55th BFI London Film Festival announced the winners at its high profile awards ceremony at London's LSO St Luke's October 26th.    Hosted by Marcus Brigstocke, the four awards were presented by some of the most respected figures in the film world.   BEST FILM: WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, directed by Lynne Ramsay Celebrating the most original, intelligent and distinctive filmmaking in the Festival, the Best Film award, ...

BFI London Film Festival shortlists and juries

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The 55th BFI London Film Festival is delighted to announce the shortlists and juries for the 2011 Festival Awards, supported by MontBlanc, which will take place at LSO St Luke’s on 26 October. At this year’s ceremony, the BFI will bestow its highest honour, the BFI Fellowship, on David Cronenberg and Ralph Fiennes. The original and provocative Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg is internationally renowned for films exploring the darker impulses and inner lives of his characters. His disti...

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) Line up

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  The 9th annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) announced today its line up with 13 feature films, 6 documentaries and 13 short films that will make up their 2011 program.   The list includes the Los Angeles premiere of I AM KALAM and the world premiere of Walt Disney Pictures' ZOKKOMON which will be this year's galas screenings bookending the festival at ArcLight Hollywood, April 12th-17th.   Opening this year's festival is the award-winning and i...

13th TDF documentary film lineup

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film still from MY SWEET CANARY (2011), opening film for 13th TDF 13th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL Images of the 21st Century March 11 – 20, 2011 The 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century, part of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, presents approximately 220 films (shorts and features) by directors from all over the world, as well as a full parallel events program (previously announced on February 25). OPENING FILM ...

DOX BOX International Documentary Film Festival


DOX BOX started as an initiative of independent filmmakers, back in 2007 as the first non-profit and open-to-public creative documentary film festival in Syria.  DOX BOX runs annually in Damascus, Tartous and Homs during the first two weeks of March.  DOX BOX tours in other Arab cities as part of a Pan-Arab Cultural Network.

Because DOX BOX is targeting the general youth public, all of film-screenings and public activities are completely free of charge.


The main mission of DOX BOX is to be a platform for both the Arab and the International filmmaking individuals and institutions to meet with the general public and see some of the world’s best creative documentaries and to get engaged in rich activities though a friendly and dynamic environment.

In its 3rd edition in 2010, DOX BOX received more than 21000 admissions, more than 200 unique press reviews and 80 international guests, confirming its position as the region's leading documentary film fest.

Remarkable guests included Pirjo Honkassalo, Patricio Guzman, D. A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus,  Nicolas Philibert, Omar Amiralay, Marc Isaacs, Kim Longinotto, Cara Mertes... among many others.

Over 220 films participate in DIFF's Dubai Filmmart for global distribution and outreach

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Industry buyers at DIFF will have one of the strongest repertoires of films to choose from including 103 films screened at DIFF, 43 films from the Gulf Film Festival, and 78 Filmmart-recommended films. The line-up includes 23 world premieres, 6 international Premieres, 37 Middle East premieres, and 21 GCC premieres. Ziad Yaghi, Director, Dubai Filmmart, said the trading and distribution platform has grown considerably over the past years by successfully accomplishing distribution deals fo...

Sheffield Doc Fest Awards

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The winners of the BT Vision Sheffield Doc/Fest awards were announced last night at the Lyceum Theatre at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2010. Don't miss the screenings of the winning films TOMORROW at the Showroom Cinema, Sheffield...THE SHEFFIELD YOUTH JURY AWARD Awarded to Laura Fairrie forTHE BATTLE FOR BARKINGScreening: SUN 07 NOV / 09.45 / Showroom 1BCS DIGITAL REVOLUTIONS COMPETITIONWinners of the BCS Digital Revolutions short film competition,devised to encourage people to look more closely at how i...

NEWSLETTER N° 478: September 30, 2010

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                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 478: September 30, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly C...

LFF - PINK SARIS [2010] dir Kim Longinotto

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  PINK SARIS is easily one of the most interesting, relevant and fascinating documentaries I have ever seen. Kim Longinotto has pretty much raised the bar for all the documentaries that will be screening at the London Film Festival this year. Also, it is no wonder that it has been nominated for a few awards.  The film documents and celebrates Sampat Pal, a woman fighting social injustices towards women and girls in Northern India. And Sampat is more than deserving of th...

London Film Festival program launch

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The programme for the 54th BFI London Film Festival, launched today by Artistic Director Sandra Hebron, showcases an array of highly anticipated films by both established and emerging talent from around the world. A particularly strong feature this year is the selection of British films including the previously announced Opening and Closing Night Galas. Over 16 days the festival will screen a total of 197 features and 112 shorts, including 11 World, 23 International and 33 European premieres, ma...

Hot Docs Divvies Awards

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Leave Them Laughing. It's the film that took the Special Jury Prize – Canadian Feature at the May 7 awards bash for Toronto's Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival (April 29 to May 9, 2010). And it could be the motto for the 17th annual fest, which played to packed audiences even as business slackened at its annual market. The film, by Oscar-winning director John Zaritsky, is about laughing in the face of terminal illness. How to live despite tough odds is a challenge the d...

Award-winners at the 30th Durban International Film Festival

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The landmark 30th edition of the Durban International Film Festival announced that the winner of the Best Feature Film award is No Puedo Vivir Sin Ti (Taiwan). Directed by Leon Dai, it was lauded by the International Jury as a “film that surprises and charms at the same time.” “It is a real story with the feel of a melodrama. It is new and original but creates the impression that it was already in your heart for a long time.” The Best Feature Film award carries a cash prize of R30 000. C...

Doccies at DIFF

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Of the forty-three documentaries in this year's DIFF, twenty-one are from or in co-production with South Africa , and eight are from or in co-production with African countries. Politics and history feature prominently. Iseta - Beyond the Roadblock covers the return to Rwanda of the filmmaker who shot the only known footage of killings during the Rwanda genocide, remarkable considering that over a million people were murdered. Zola Maseko explores ancient African civilization in The Manuscripts ...

WATCH DOCS. Human Rights in Film IFF

International Film Festival WATCH DOCS. Human Rights in Film concentrates on showing human rights oriented documentaries which combine important message with the cinematic quality. Besides competition section where films compete for a WATCH DOCS award (around 20 titles), each year there are three permanent programme sections - "New Polish Films", "Discrete Charm of Propaganda" and "Close up" (in 2009 devoted to the post-soviet universe). The festival programme is complemented by various thematic retrospectives dealing with social and / or historical phenomena as terror or dictatorships, retrospective of the laureate of Marek Nowicki Prize awarded by Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, special screenings and many more. Festival is rich with accompanying events – discussions, panel debates, Q & A sessions with the filmmakers, workshops, meetings with experts, etc. Each year we invite more than 40 foreign guests – filmmakers, festival organizers, activists, etc. – who meet with the public and take part in industry events.

Belfast film festival hits mid mark

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We're hittin close to the mid-festival bump!Mike Figgis' new digital venture LOVE LIVE LONGDes Bell presents his new film starring Stephen Rea, MACGILL TACHRAN GAN TODHCHAIMexican trial suspense for innocent men PRESUMED GUILTYRegarded as one of the UK's finest filmmakers, BFF favourite Kim Longinotto returns with ROUGH AUNTIESThe surreal Pop Art world of Jeff Keen in GAZWRX: THE FILMS OF JEFF KEENWHO KILLED NANCY?And the Ealing Comedies continue with THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUITA re-release from t...

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PRESS RELEASE 11th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL Images of the 21st Century March 13 – 22, 2009 The 11th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century, part of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, presents approximately 170 films by directors from all over the world, as well as a full parallel events program, to be announced next Monday, March 9th. OPENING FILM The ...

Sarasota Film Festival highlights

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The 11th Annual Regal Entertainment Group SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL will get underway on Friday evening March 27, 2009 and run through Sunday, April 5, 2009. The Festival will be presented at Sarasota’s Hollywood 20 Cinemas with Opening Night at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, Closing Night Tribute at the Sarasota Opera House, screenings and conversations at the Historic Asolo, and other area venues. This year’s Festival will present over 160 narrative, documentary and short films from t...

First woman director to receive True Vision Award at True/False

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Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Kim Longinotto has been named the 2009 recipient of the True/False Film Festival's prestigious True Vision Award. Two of Longinotto's films, ROUGH AUNTIES, winner of the World Cinema Documentary Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival, and GAEA GIRLS, will screen at True/False, where the filmmaker will be on hand this weekend to accept the award. The sole award of the festival is given annually to a filmmaker whose work shows a dedication to the creat...

Sundance Award Winners

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The complete list of winners:Grand Jury Prize, U.S. Dramatic:“Push: Based on a novel by Sapphire,” Lee Daniels.Grand Jury Prize, U.S. Documentary:“We Live In Public,” directed by Ondi TimonerWorld Cinema Jury Prize, Dramatic:“The Maid,” directed by Sebastian SilvaWorld Cinema Jury Prize, Documentary:“Rough Aunties,” directed by Kim LonginottoAudience Award, Dramatic:“Push: Based on the novel by Sapphire,” directed by Lee Daniels.Audience Award, Documentary:“The Cove,” dir...

The Sundance Awards

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The 25th Sundance Film Festival culminated with a celebration recognizing the films that Festival juries and audiences selected for awards. Festivalgoers packed into the Park City Racquet Club for this special evening highlighting some of the 2009 Festival’s most original voices. Jane Lynch, the ceremony's host, followed in the spirit of this year's storytime theme and opened with a windy mad-lib pieced together by this year's film titles.” In fact, at the risk of sounding Crude let me tell ...

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival higlights

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The 11th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – Images of the 21st Century will take place from the 13th to the 22nd of March 2009. The TDF is carried out every March in Thessaloniki since its inception in 1999 and under the umbrella of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival organization. Through its tributes and retrospectives, the TDF focuses on filmmakers with unique cinematic voices, internationally renowned for their contribution to the documentary genre. Amongst others, the Thessaloni...

Stranger Than Fiction documentary film festival

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The Irish Film Institute today announced the programme for its seventh Stranger Than Fiction documentary film festival with 38 films on show, a major pitching event for industry experts, and numerous special guests.Announcing the programme, festival director James Kelly said "2008 is another strong year for documentary film, and I'm delighted that for this, the 7th year of the festival, we can offer documentary lovers such a strong and diverse programme of Irish and International work”.That st...

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