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  NYCIFF 2013 Submissions Now Open June 13 to 20, 2013  www.NYCIFF.com Feature Films: Narrative and Documentaries 
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SPOTLIGHT: CHRIS MARKER- THE CONTROVERSIAL DIRECTOR

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This week the spotlight is on Chris Marker, a French avant-garde director known for his controversial documentaries, who has just died at the age of 91. He steered away from the conventional norms of Hollywood cinema and opted for an experimental approach to his filmmaking. He was the innovator of the essay film, a now accepted genre which unites documentary, narrative and personal reflection. (Image of Chris Marker) He was one the industry’s most mysterious filmmakers who wo...

The Jaxon Film Fest’s Film Submission Deadline Quickly Approaching For Season

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Submit now to be considered for this year’s festival.  The Jaxon Film Fest’s formal deadline for film submissions is quickly approaching. July 31, 2012 is the final day to submit your film for consideration to this year’s festival. After that the submission is possible only through Withoutabox as an extended deadline. But a savings can still be realized if you are registered with Withoutabox.com as a filmmaker. Mission Statement The Jaxon Film Fest supports an...

New York - Tribeca 2012 Documentaries

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    The Tribeca film festival has become the most important market oriented film festival in the United States and long excelled with strong documentary programs. Characterized by broad thematic orientations and concerns with global issues these documentaries have frequently received kudos as part of the best Tribeca sections. This year there were 33 feature length and 15 short documentaries with most originating in the United States.  Productions focusing on socio-political issues constit...

EAST SILVER MARKET 2012

East Silver is a documentary market specialized in East and Central European documentary film.

Helena Třeštíková will be awarded the Dragon of Dragons

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Helena Třeštíková, a Czech documentary film-maker and the laureate of several international film festivals, including the European Film Academy Award for “René”, will receive this year’s Dragon of Dragons award at the 52nd Krakow Film Festival, which will take place between the 28th May and 3rd June 2012.                             ...

DOK Leipzig participates in Solidarity Screenings for Syrian documentary film festival

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On 15 March 2012, DOK Leipzig participates in a global show of solidarity with the Syrian DOX BOX Documentary Film Festival. The organisers in Damascus have cancelled today's most important Arab documentary film festival in the face of the civil war-like situation in their country. In its place, they have launched the "DOX BOX Global Day" initiative in which DOK Leipzig and around twenty other documentary film festivals across the globe are taking part.   On "DOX ...

Submission of films for the 52nd Krakow Film Festival open till 10th February

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The 10th February has been announced to be the deadline for submitting films to the selection of the 52th Krakow Film Festival. This year it will take place between 28th May and 3rd June. The above mentioned deadline applies to films made after August 31st 2011. Films which were made before that date were due for submission until November 30th 2011. Krakow Film Festival presents documentary, feature and animated films in three competitions: national competition open to film...

Documentary film makers around the world gathers in Helsinki for DocPoint

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A large and varied group of documentary film makers around the world gathers in Helsinki when the 11th DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival kicks off today at 24th January.   The main guest of the festival is the Israeli director Eyal Sivan, who has been dealing critically with the political situations in the Middle East and Europe. Also Aliona van der Horst, the director of the shaking Water Children, and the protagonist of the film, an artist Tomoko Mukaiyama, who has...

Perspektive Deutsches Kino 2012: Good Films End in Our Minds

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With 13 films, including three full-length documentaries and four full-length fictional films as well two sets of three medium-long films each, the programme of the 2012 Perspektive Deutsches Kino is complete (see also the first press release from Dec. 22, 2011). Section director Linda Söffker sums up the selection: “The GDR was colourful, adolescents are critical and good films end in our minds.”West Berliner Michael Schöbel and East Berliner Ronald Vietz launched Wildfremd Productions in...

Open Call for Documentary Film Proposals from MacArthur Foundation

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Calling all documentarians! Funding proposals will be accepted from Nov. 1 to Dec. 2, 2011 by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's Media, Culture, and Special Initiatives program. It supports the production and distribution of social-issue documentary films made by experienced filmmakers based in the U.S. with a track record of completing feature-length films that have been broadcast nationally and internationally.   Projects must address significant social cha...

Doc Circuit Montreal (7th edition) announces three new initiatives

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Doc Circuit Montreal is pleased to announce three new professional activities for its 7th edition, scheduled for November 14 to 16, 2011, during the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM).Doc LabLed by a team of experts in cinema and interactive media, Doc Lab is an intensive 3-day workshop where 12 participants will explore new forms of documentary development and production. Working in teams of four, participants will be asked to develop an idea for a web documentary, serious gamin...

ÉCU's newest partner ALADOS-COLOMBIA presents the “13a Muestra Internacional Documental” (13th International Documentary Exhibit

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  ALADOS-COLOMBIA presents the “13a Muestra Internacional Documental” (13th International Documentary Exhibition) The Colombian Documentary Corporation, “Alados-Colombia” is pleased to invite all filmmakers, film professionals and moviegoers in general to attend the 13th International Documentary Exhibition in Bogotá, Colombia, 15th-19th November. This year, the 13th edition, will bring together documentary films from 4 different continents s...

Helpful doc resource at DocumentaryGuide.com

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If you are searching for a specific documentary, documentary filmmaker, documentary film school or documentary film festival, then use the most carefully curated and indexed documentary film guide now available online: DocumentaryGuide.com. DocumentaryGuide.com was created for all documentary film lovers, from the novice student to experienced directors, producers and writers. The creators of DocumentaryGuide.com have carefully organized their collection of documentary films to make searc...

MOTHERS at SFF 17!

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MOTHERS (2010) by director Milcho Manchevski will screen at the 17th Sarajevo International Film Festival (SFF) 2011. Here find a review of the award-winning film that saw its opening in Toronto at TIFF 2010 and continues to travel to festivals around the globe. MOTHERS, a rave review! Fiction, nonfiction, and everything else in between and without- this is the dizzying dialectic of Milcho Manchevski’s latest film MOTHERS (2010). MOTHERS is a feature film structured as a triptych of three part...

Hamac Cazíim

Director: H. Paul Moon.
Hamac Cazíim tells the story of punk rock musicians from an indigenous tribe called the Seri nation, or Comcáac, who are using music to maintain their ancestral language and culture despite a long history of colonialists, missionaries, and modernization. The Comcáac are a nomadic people who live in a place of mystic beauty along the Gulf of California, where the mountains meet the desert meet the sea. Despite this isolation, the problems of modernization—and extinction of sacred animals—threaten their indigenous identity. To fight against these dangers, the band Hamac Cazíim was formed. Converging these themes of music, tribes, and endangered species, the film delivers a tuneful meditation on the universal challenge to preserve native identity, and the power of music to stage that fight.

Errol Morris' Tabloid Tale

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  Oscar winning documentarian Errol Morris has had more than his share of interesting interview subjects in his 30 year plus career, but perhaps none is quite as gonzo as the one he captures in his new film TABLOID, which opens in limited release in North America this week (and is available on most VOD platforms). The film focuses on the bizarre-but-true story of Joyce McKinney, a former Miss Wyoming beauty queen who became a notorious tabloid sensation in the 1970s when she snatched her...

MOTHERS by Milcho Manchevski, Aruba review!

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MM on panel at SIFF 2011 MOTHERS (2010) by director Milcho Manchevski screened at the 2nd annual Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) 2011. Here find a review of the award-winning film that saw its opening in Toronto at TIFF 2010, screened at Berlinale 2011, won the prize for best feature at Belgrade International Film Festival 2011 and thereafter traveled to Sofia (SIFF), Istanbul International Film Festival (IFF), Aruba (AIFF) and many others, continuing its international festival journey...

MOTHERS, Aruba review!

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MOTHERS (2010) by director Milcho Manchevski screened at the 2nd annual Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) 2011. Here find a review of the award-winning film that saw its opening in Toronto at TIFF 2010, screened at Berlinale 2011, won the prize for best feature at Belgrade International Film Festival 2011 and thereafter traveled to Sofia (SIFF), Istanbul International Film Festival (IFF), Aruba (AIFF) and many others, continuing its international festival journey. MOTHERS, a rave review! ...

MOTHERS by Milcho Manchevski, Aruba review!

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MOTHERS (2010) by director Milcho Manchevski screened at the 2nd annual Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) 2011. Here find a review of the award-winning film that saw its opening in Toronto at TIFF 2010 and continues to travel to festivals around the globe. MOTHERS, a rave review! Fiction, nonfiction, and everything else in between and without- this is the dizzying dialectic of Milcho Manchevski’s latest film MOTHERS (2010). MOTHERS is a feature film structured as a triptych of three par...

MOTHERS, Aruba review!

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MOTHERS (2010) by director Milcho Manchevski screened at the 2nd annual Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) 2011. Here find a review of the award-winning film that saw its opening in Toronto at TIFF 2010 and continues to travel to festivals around the globe. MOTHERS, a rave review! Fiction, nonfiction, and everything else in between and without- this is the dizzying dialectic of Milcho Manchevski’s latest film MOTHERS (2010). MOTHERS is a feature film structured as a triptych of three pa...

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Somewhere Between an emotion documentary

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Somewhere Between a very emotional documentary at LAFF By Ron Gilbert Director Linda Goldstein Knowlton has created a very touching and personal film about four adopted girls from China. It seems that China has a One Child Policy and girls are usually placed up for adoption based on that and of course other reasons like too many children in the household. Knowlton knows the adoption procedure from the inside because she also adopted a Chinese girl 5 years ag...

Somewehere Between an emotion documentary

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Somewhere Between a very emotional documentary at LAFF By Ron Gilbert Director Linda Goldstein Knowlton has created a very touching and personal film about four adopted girls from China. It seems that China has a One Child Policy and girls are usually placed up for adoption based on that and of course other reasons like too many children in the household. Knowlton knows the adoption procedure from the inside because she also adopted a Chinese girl 5 years ag...
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