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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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Mexico – Expresion en Corto July 20 – August 2 2009…. and the budget crisis

A scarcity of Mexican production and the absence of exhibition platforms prompted Sarah Hoch to establish the festival Expresion en Corto twelve years ago which she has helmed ever since. As a publicly funded film festival, Expresion en Corto had … Continue reading

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Focus On Middle East At IDFA

The on-going conflict in the Middle East provides a tableau for a diverse group of films at IDFA, the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, the largest documentary film event on the planet. The films range from classic reportage to more intimate … Continue reading

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IDFA Forum Gathers Doc Pros

If you are an industry professional who works in the world of documentaries, it is a pretty sure bet that you are spending this week in Amsterdam at the IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. Aside from the hundreds of … Continue reading

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Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program Announces New Grants

  Record Number of Proposals Received for Spring Deadline Los Angeles, CA – Today, the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program announced documentary film projects to receive grant awards and creative support from the Sundance Documentary Fund. A record number of … Continue reading

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Sundance Institute Expands Support For Indie Film Producers With Creative Producing Initiative

  New Documentary Creative Producing Lab Added; Feature and Documentary Film Fellows Announced LOS ANGELES, CA – Sundance Institute announced today the expansion of its Creative Producing Initiative designed to nurture emerging independent producers in both narrative and documentary fields. … Continue reading

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2009 SILVERDOCS Award Winners

Coming to a climax after a week full of screening premieres, information sessions, special events and networking parties, the 2009 SILVERDOCS Documentary Film Festival, co-presented by the American Film Institute and The Discovery Channel, announces its award winners on Sunday, … Continue reading

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Documentaries at The Crossroads

As SILVERDOCS, the nation’s most prominent documentary film festival, begins to hit its stride, it is worth mentioning that the documentary film has not had the charmed life at the box office as we saw earlier in the decade. While … Continue reading

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