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Jay Berg’s AFI DOCS 2018 Top Five

The 16th yearly edition of the AFI DOCS documentary film festival (formerly AFI SILVERDOCS) continued its excellent tradition first established in 2003 when the event was primarily anchored in Silver Spring, Maryland.  Now splitting its screenings between there and the main hub … Continue reading

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Chris Reed’s AFI DOCS 2018 Top Five (No Wait, Top Six! … or … Top Seven!)

As I did last year, for the 2017 AFI DOCS festival, I here present my overview coverage* of AFI DOCS 2018, which ran June 13-17 in our nation’s capital. Once again, the American Film Institute (AFI) presented a massive showcase … Continue reading

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Got Bike? See “Tainted Blood.” An Interview with Director Jill Yesko

I met with director Jill Yesko on Friday, March 30, in our joint hometown of Baltimore, to discuss her feature documentary Tainted Blood, which profiles the 1984 bicyclist doping scandal at the 1984 Olympics. The film, Yesko’s debut, presents the … Continue reading

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AFI Docs 2016

Fourteen years and counting as the prestigious AFI Docs keeps merrily rolling along.  What began in 2003 as AFI Silverdocs based solely at the AFI Silver Theater in Silver Spring Maryland outside of DC, continued its expanse into the nation’s … Continue reading

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AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival Announces Award Winners 2010

WO AI NI MOMMY (I LOVE YOU, MOMMY) Wins Sterling US Feature Award Special Jury Mentions went to THE KIDS GROW UP and MY PERESTROIKA THE WOMAN WITH THE 5 ELEPHANTS Wins Sterling World Feature Award Special Jury Mention went … Continue reading

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Pitching New Documentaries At SILVERDOCS

The AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Film Festival in Silver Spring, Maryland is now in full swing, with industry movers and shakers in town to exchange information and view the latest documentary offerings from around the world. While the completed films get the … Continue reading

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New York: Tribeca 2010 Documentaries

Documentaries screened at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival tended to be superior to the feature films in its program an assessment not disputed by its creative director Geoff Gilmore. In one of the seminars Gilmore acknowledged that the Sundance festival … Continue reading

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World Documentaries Centerpiece Showcase at 2010 Soho International Film Festival

Inaugural Soho International Film Festival showcases three powerful world documentaries as centerpiece New York City, NY – (2/19/2010) – The inaugural 2010 SoHo International Film Festival – presented by Made In New York and the Office of New York Mayor, … Continue reading

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2010 Sundance Film Festival Announces Films In Competition

PARK CITY, UT – Sundance Institute announced today the lineup of films selected to screen in the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions for the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. In addition to the four Competition Categories, the Festival … Continue reading

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Shuttling Between Hopefulness To Desperation (And Back Again)

At a film festival such as IDFA that is exclusively devoted to documentary film, a dedicated viewer (which, at a minimum of 4 films per day, qualifies me) cannot help but be constantly batted from feelings of outrage and anger to … Continue reading

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