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Jeden Svet Belgrade Human Rights Film Festival

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JEDAN SVET promotes an awareness of human rights and democracy by screening films of related issues to mass audiences. Film is powerful media to draw attention to all global issues, which otherwise have a tendency to be unpopular or too abstract.

Festival De Cine De Granada - Fiction & Documentaries

International Film and Video Festival
Documentary films, fiction films, feature films, short films.

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International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam

IDFA is more than a screening location for creative documentaries (more than 150 films screened). Amsterdam is also the place for meeting your filmmaking colleagues, independent producers, buyers of your film and the financiers you are looking for.

Dok Leipzig - International Festival For Documentary And Animated Film

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established in 1955, competition for documentary and animated films, prizes with a total value of Euro 58.500, competitions, retrospectives and special programmes as well as industry offers (co-production meeting, digital market, discussions).

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The International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film - DOK Leipzig – is the largest German and one of the leading international festivals for artistic documentary and animated films.


It was founded in 1955 by the 'club of film-makers of the German Democratic Republic' (Club der Filmschaffenden der DDR) under the title “All-German Leipzig Week for Cultural and Documentary Film”, as the first independent film festival of the GDR. During the Cold War, the festival was a unique place of encounter and exchange for film-makers from East and West. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Leipzig Festival has developed into one of the most dynamic festivals for documentary and animated film, providing a high-quality programme and – since 2004 – additional industry offers.

Artistic animated film is an integral part of the festival for decades and is represented with its own, independent competition since 1995. This ‘twin-track character’ makes Leipzig unique in the festival landscape.

Traditionally, the Leipzig Festival stands for films advocating peace and human dignity. In view of its varied and exciting history, it celebrates freedom of mind and speech, as well as pointedly illustrated images. High-quality art house cinema, superbly narrated stories, a critical eye, subtle observation, tracing back history and scrutinizing the "memory of images" shape the Leipzig Festival’s character and diversity.

The DOK Festival’s film programme includes:

* International Competitions Documentary and Animated Film
* German Competition Documentary Film
* International Young Talent Documentary Competition
* Information and Special Programmes
* Retrospectives


DOK Industry Offers

Alongside the festival, DOK Leipzig organises a number of industry offers for film-makers, producers, commissioning editors, theatrical exhibitors, distributors, journalists and documentary newcomers. Under the title "DOK Industry" the festival provides networking opportunities for film-makers, producers and international industry professionals, financing opportunities for new film ideas, arranges co-productions and presents recently completed productions to festival programme organisers, distributors and TV buyers.


DOK Industry offers include:

* DOK Market Digital
* International DOK Leipzig Co-production Meetings
* DOK Summit – Panel Discussions
* Leipzig Screening
* Workshops and Master Classes



Cph:dox

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CPH:DOX is the largest doc festival in Scandinavia. CPH:DOX presents four official competition programs and a number of thematic sidebars. The festival hosts a market, a distribution forum and an international seminar.

CPH PIX - Copenhagen Film Festivals

Copenhagen Film Festivals house three annual international film festivals: BUSTER (Children and Youth), CPH:DOX (documentaries) and CPH:PIX (features). Copenhagen Film Market (CPH:SCREENINGS, CPH:SCREENINGS JR and DOX:MARKET) runs in Sep. and Nov.

Cinema Du Reel (paris)

CINEMA DU REEL (PARIS) The festival aims at promoting the documentary genre and at revealing filmmakers prepared to risk original work. A major event in its field with discovery as a keyword for programming.

Traces De Vie

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18 eme Rencontres du film documentaire Traces de Vies

Sheffield Doc/Fest and Northern Film and Media invite you to a special 2-day documentary pitching and marketplace workshop

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  Sheffield Doc/Fest and Northern Film and Media invite you to a special 2-day documentary pitching and marketplace workshop   Sheffield Doc/Fest is inviting North-East documentary producers and filmmakers to attend a special FREE two-day workshop in Newcastle on February 26th and 27th, offering complete preparation for getting your project funded internationally, including at Doc/Fest’s Marketplace 2009   This workshop is an intensive introduction to ...

Sheffield Doc/Fest tours regional pitch workshops across the UK

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Sheffield Doc/Fest organises special regional pitch workshops across the UK, offering complete preparation for getting your project funded at the festival's marketplace. In 2008, 6 highly-useful workshops were held in London, Cardiff, Belfast, Inverness and Sheffield.These workshops will return in 2009 , in more areas of the UK. Newcastle Workshop - February 2009Sheffield Doc/Fest and Northern Film and Media invite you to a special 2-day documentary pitching and marketplace workshopSheffield Doc...

Closing Tidbits From IDFA

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  Saturday, November 29-----As IDFA began to wind down in anticipation of its Awards Gala this evening, here are some bits and pieces announced or experienced in the past week:   CROSS MEDIA PROJECTS AT IDFA FORUM In addition to the traditional documentaries that were pitched at the IDFA Forum this past week, three projects were invited that deliberately cross media. Thee include the ambitious 24berlin-A Day In The Life, marking the 20th anniversary of the fa...

Finding Financing At The IDFA Forum

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Thursday, November 27------Yesterday saw the close of one of IDFA’s most important professional ventures, the Forum for International Co-Financing of Documentaries. IDFA organized the first Forum in 1993 and has seen the event grow in stature, number of projects and interest from film and television funders and programmers. The original aim was to establish an international network that would facilitate contact between independent documentary producers and television broadcasters. This has e...

IDFA Forum for International Co-Financing of Documentaries

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Yesterday saw the close of one of IDFA’s most important professional ventures, the Forum for International Co-Financing of Documentaries. IDFA organized the first Forum in 1993 and has seen the event grow in stature, number of projects and interest from film and television funders and programmers. The original aim was to establish an international network that would facilitate contact between independent documentary producers and television broadcasters. This has expanded to include internatio...

IDFA is presenting East Side Stories (documentaries from India)

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As part of the parallel Amsterdam India Festival, IDFA is presenting a program it calls East Side Stories, featuring 17 contemporary documentaries from India. This unique look at the emerging documentary movement in one of Asia's most complex and thriving cultures offers a rare look at different aspects of this fascinating region, a country in transition trying to balance its age-old traditions with its new status of economic development and increased international clout. However, the economic...

East Side Stories: Focus On India At IDFA

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Tuesday, November 25------As part of the parallel Amsterdam India Festival, IDFA is presenting a program it calls East Side Stories, featuring 17 contemporary documentaries from India. This unique look at the emerging documentary movement in one of Asia's most complex and thriving cultures offers a rare look at different aspects of this fascinating region, a country in transition trying to balance its age-old traditions with its new status of economic development and increased international cl...

IDFA Opens Tonight With Local Documentary Auteur

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Pathe Tuschinski Foyer  Thursday, November 20------The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, better known for its acronym of IDFA, is one of the world's great non-fiction film events. It is truly an international celebration, with more than 300 documentaries screenings, along with daily debates and talkshows, and the accompanying Forum, Docs for Sale and IDFAcademy professional events. Everything is centered around the new home of the Festival in and around Amst...

Sheffield Doc/Fest opens today with over 140 films

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The 15th annual Sheffield Doc/Fest opens today with over 140 films and 50 sessions featuring 250 key industry speakers.The films, including many award-winning documentaries from around the world, take the shape of several themed strands highlighting the current trends of documentary filmmaking. The 2008 strands include last year’s popular Green, Bent, Anti Doc, Sports and Music strands, alongside a new strand, Kinky Docs: a celebration of sex and its representation in documentary. Doc/Fest’...

DOK Leipzig wrapped with an Audience Day

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the 51st International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film came to an end on Sunday with an Audience Day when all of the prize-winning films were shown once more. Festival director Claas Danielsen is very satisfied despite lower admission figures compared to the jubilee edition in 2007: „Both the cinemas and the digital DOK Market were very well attended. Our special programme „Afghanistan – From Inside“ was practically always sold out, there was an outstanding acceptance ...

Silent screen diva Mary Pickford film

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival will award Michael York the first award ever given for "narration". The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (HSDFF) began in 1992, launched by a small group of arts activists in Hot Springs. That year, 10 Academy Award nominated documentary films were screened to the public free of charge. Veteran actor James Whitmore lent his presence to this first event

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Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival will award Michael York the first award ever given for "narration". The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (HSDFF) began in 1992,launched by a small group of arts activists in Hot Springs. That year, 10 Academy Award nominated documentary films were screened to the public free of charge. Veteran actor James Whitmore lent his presence to this first ev

Michael York to get "first-ever" prize for narration at Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

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  Mary Pickford     Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival will award Michael York the first award ever given for "narration". The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (HSDFF) began in 1992, launched by a small group of arts activists in Hot Springs. That year, 10 Academy Award nominated documentary films were screened to the public free of charge. Veteran actor James Whitmore lent his p...

Thriller in Manila - The Greatest Boxing Match ever? John Dower’s legendary fight night doc opens Sheffield Doc/Fest 2008

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Doc/Fest is delighted to announce that Thriller in Manila will be the opening film of the 2008 festival in Sheffield on Wednesday, 5 November.   Thriller in Manila is directed by John Dower (Live Forever, Once in a Lifetime, The Last 48 Hours of Kurt Cobain), who will be attending the festival.   For the first time Joe Frazier and his corner, including his trainer and his son, recount their version of his 1975 fight with Muhammad Ali - now considered to be the greatest boxing match in h...

About Sheffield Doc/Fest

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Sheffield Doc/Fest brings the international documentary family together to celebrate the art and business of documentary making for five intense days in November. Doc/Fest is a film festival, industry session programme and market place, offering pitching opportunities, controversial discussion panels and in-depth filmmaker masterclasses, as well as a wealth of inspirational documentary films from across the globe. Doc/Fest is the only place in the world where you will meet sectors of the whole ...

Remembering 1968 At SILVERDOCS

 Saturday, June 21-----In celebrations being held around the world, the events and repercussions of that pivotal year in world history, 1968, are being discussed, remembered and even eulogized. The events of that turbulent year in political and social history are best experienced and explained through the music of the times and the films of the era.At SILVERDOCS, the Festival is presenting a sidebar program entitled 1968 AND BEYOND that offers several seminal films from 1968 that give as accura...

"Doc Alliance" Five important festivals

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"Doc Alliance" brings five important European festivals together that will jointly support the feature-length, innovative documentary film with a new form of co-operation. DOK Leipzig, Visions du Réel (Nyon), Planete Doc Review (Warsaw), International Documentary Film Festival of Jihlava (Czech Republic) and CPH: DOX (Copenhagen) are going to select an outstanding film once a year which distinguishes itself by a unique and individual style as well as by a novel perspective on reality. The five ...

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