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Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Returns April 4-7, 2024

After a one-year pause, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will return to Durham in 2024.   The four-day festival, which routinely draws huge crowds for films and panel discussions, will be presented again at the Carolina Theatre and Durham Convention Center April 4-7.   “Full Frame is an extraordinary cultural event for Duke, Durham and the broader documentary film community,” said Ed Balleisen, Duke’s vice provost for interdisciplinary studies. “Re...

The European Film Awards 2023: European Film Academy announces this year’s Documentary Film Selection

  With 14 powerful feature-length documentary films the European Film Academy is presenting a strong Documentary Film Selection for the European Film Awards 2023. The Academy has revealed the titles today. A committee consisting of a diverse range of invited European experts has chosen these 14 productions that have been recommended for nomination for the European Film Awards 2023. The European Film Awards, honouring the greatest achievements in European cinema, will be presented on 9 Dece...

Documentary Industry Days of Odesa IFF have started in Gdynia

  From August 28th to 31st, the Documentary Industry Days of OIFF will take place in Gdynia, Poland. The event is organized by the 14th Odesa International Film Festival and B2B Doc in cooperation with the Gdynia Film Center. The programme includes the presentation of Film Scouting projects. The list of participants includes: Alex Rodins’ Art Message (dir. Helen Yasinskaya) – Belarus Echoes of Avey (dir. Atanur Nabiyeva) – Azerbaijan ...

"Driven: The Tony Pearson Story," Best Documentary Feature Winner, 2023 Golden State Film Fest, To Premiere on October 6th

Generation Iron, the premier New York City-based global digital media company focused on health, fitness, bodybuilding and strength sports and its distribution/production partner The Vladar Company have acquired worldwide distribution rights for the award-winning, feature documentary Driven: The Tony Pearson Story. Winner of the Grand Prize, Best Documentary Feature at the 2023 Golden State Film Festival, the documentary is set to premiere on major streaming plat...

Walter Kaufmann: What a Life, Germany, 2021

This superbly crafted biographical documentary by Karin Kaper and Dirk Szuszien premiered in North America in a May 2023 screening arranged in New York by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung and the Leo Baeck Institute. The focus of the film, writer Walter Kaufmann, passed away at the age of 97 in 2021. Every stage of his life is chronicled and accompanied by his visual participation and recorded commentaries from his texts including childhood and youth; passage as a Jewish child refugee from Germany ...

Critically Acclaimed Feature Docudrama Gender Transformation: The Untold Realities Debuts To Great Success On EpochTV

On the heels of its world theatrical premiere at Manhattan Film Festival, feature docudrama Gender Transformation: The Untold Realities by award-winning director Tobias Elvhage debuted worldwide on EpochTV on June 19. l-r, Pamela Garfield, Dr. Katherine Welch, Tobias Elvhage, YiYuan Chang, Erin Friday, Roman Balmakov at Manhattan Film Festival Gender Transformation: The Untold Realities examines the topic of transgenderism and youth, exploring th...

New York: Tribeca Festival 2023

Tribeca Festival 2023 was held from June 7-18, with an extension to July 2 through the Tribeca at Home online platform.  The films presented included 109 feature films from 127 filmmakers and 36 countries, with 93 world premieres, 43 first time directors, and 53 documentaries depicting a broad spectrum of sociopolitical issues, including spotlights on the Ukraine and Iran. Short films were selected from a record number of 8,096 submissions and of them 76 selected shorts were presented in ...

Cyndi Lauper Celebrates "Let The Canary Sing" at Tribeca

Music Icon Cyndi Lauper celebrated her Tribeca Film Festival documentary "Let The Canary Sing" At Tribeca Cinema Center held at Serafina Upper West on 77th Street on Wednesday, June 14th following the screening at Beacon Theatre. Joined by personal family, friends, industry filmmakers and cinephiles, and her Sony Music family, Cyndi celebrated at the uptown Italian eatery, toasting with attendees at the intimate bash and making a speech filled with true Lauper pizazz. Guests sipped...

Feature Docudrama 'Gender Transformation: The Untold Realities' To Have World Premiere at Manhattan Film Festival on June 16

Feature docudrama Gender Transformation:The Untold Realities by directors Tobias Elvhage and Liza Morberg will debut to worldwide audiences on EpochTV on June 19. The film will also have its theatrical premiere at the Manhattan Film Festival in New York City at 7 p.m. (EST) on June 16th.     Gender Transformation: The Untold Realities examines the topic of transgenderism and youth, exploring the roles played by the education system, the medical and pharmaceutic...

Hot Docs 2023: Theatre of Violence

Each year there is a growth of issue-oriented documentaries, but in 2023 Hot Docs included THEATRE OF VIOLENCE (ToV) directed by Lukasz Konopa and Emile Langballe which outranked most of the other productions. This Danish-German 2023 documentary had a Special Presentation with its North American premiere and excelled in posing in a persuasive and impressive manner fundamental questions about the confrontation between the Western European based system of detached criminal justice, the Internati...

Celebrating the Annual Doc Day

Today is Doc Day! Tuesday 23 May from 10:00 to 22:30, attend panel discussions, directors' talks & masterclasses and delve into all things documentary – and much, much more!  Close this special day with a special screening in partnership with ACID. Organized by Cannes Docs - Marché du Film  with the support of Doc Alliance, Participant, LaScam  in association with L’OEil d’or,&nb...

'The Last of The Winthrops' To Have West Coast Premiere at Beyond Hollywood International Film Festival on April 21st

Touted as “Not Your Average Film Festival,” Beyond Hollywood International Film Festival (BHIFF) opens today and runs through April 22 at Regal LA Live Cinemas in downtown Los Angeles. The festival offers three days of networking, panels, and screenings. The event culminates with an awards ceremony on the 22nd. Not to be missed is the West Coast premiere of the compelling documentary, The Last of the Winthrops, by first-time filmmaker Viviane Winthrop. The film screens in Theatre ...

Regular submissions deadline TODAY!

  Attention independent filmmakers! Mirror Mountain Film Festival’s regular submission deadline is TODAY!   We want to see the most creative, groundbreaking, outrageous and personal films out there, so if you have an original drama, documentary, animation, experimental, music video, dance film, interactive media, or something different altogether, visit our website for more info! ...

Regular deadline approaching soon!

  Are you an independent filmmaker with a unique creative voice? Mirror Mountain Film Festival’s regular deadline is coming up next Monday, December 19th. We want to see the most original, groundbreaking, outrageous and personal films out there, so submit your work today!   Narrative, documentary, animation, experimental, music video, dance film, interactive media and more are welcome.    Visit our website for more info: ...

Other Israel Film Festival 2022

The Other Israel Film Festival (OIFF) was established in 2007 in the Carole Zabar Center for Film at the Marlene Meyerson Jewish Community Center on Manhattan. Connected with several other film festivals located there, and the expanding Israel Film Center streaming site with more than 250 productions, the Manhattan JCC is probably the largest North American media center providing access to Israeli and Jewish media and culture. As distinct from other festivals with related themes, OIFF is excep...

26th Ji.hlava announces first titles

Only six weeks are left until the start of the 26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival that will take place on October 25 to 30. The festival will bring new original documentaries, thematic retrospectives, the best in experimental filmmaking and a number of non-competitive programme sections. Over 40,000 viewers and 1,300 film professionals are expected to attend the 26th edition of this leading European documentary festival and the largest event of its kind in Central and Easter...

New Documentary Thirst Trap by Atlanta Filmmaker Sensei Chop Reveals Truth About ‘Water Boy' Culture

Atlanta-born filmmaker and music artist Sensei Chop’s first film, the documentary Thirst Trap, has launched this month on Tubi, Amazon Prime Video and other streaming platforms. The film is currently being submitted to festivals. Chop directed, produced, wrote, edited, narrated and served as director of photography of the important film that sheds light on the ‘water boy’ culture in Atlanta, Georgia. The film features Meka Pless, the mother of Jalanni, her only son, a w...

Audience Award - Be Part of the Jury!

All selected short films will participate in the competition for the Audience Award after they are uploaded on the Cittador International Film Festival´s website. The award is determined by Internet viewers using a voting tool. The film in each category with the highest number of voting will receive the Audience Award. Be part of the public voting jury - visit our website, watch films and vote on: You can submit your short film!   ...

Earlybird submissions deadline today!

  Are you an independent filmmaker with a unique creative voice? Mirror Mountain Film Festival’s earlybird deadline is TODAY!   We’re searching for the most groundbreaking, outrageous, personal, innovative and audacious films out there, so if you’ve got an original narrative, documentary, animation, experimental, music video, dance film, interactive media or something different altogether, visit our website for info on how to submit!   Info:

Earlybird deadline approaching soon!

  Calling all independent filmmakers! Mirror Mountain’s earlybird deadline is coming up next Monday July 18th. We want to see the most unique, creative and original films out there, so submit your work today! Films of any length and any genre are welcome. Info: ...

Tolyatti Adrift, Russia, 2022, Laura Sistero, Spain

Premiering at the Toronto Hot Docs documentary film festival, TOLYATTI ADRIFT is a persuasive account of the decline of Tolyatti, a city created by the Soviet Union in 1966 as a response to the US car industry and built by Russian and Italian engineers. Built on virtually empty lands, huge car factories and a large city were constructed. The city was named after Palmiro Togliatti, leader of the Italian Communist party, and manufacturing was carried out with the Fiat corporation building Lada c...

Hot Docs 2022

Founded in 1996 and based in Toronto,  Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival has developed into the largest North American documentary film festival.  As a no-profit enterprise, it has the objective of supporting Canadian and international filmmakers and fostering excellence in documentary filmmaking. From April 28 – May 8, 2022, the 27th edition of Hot Docs was held, organized as a hybrid festival with live audiences in Toronto and nationwide online streaming of...

Interview: Director Robert Clem on insider Gospel music for doc HOW THEY GOT OVER

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent After watching documentary HOW THEY GOT OVER, directed by Robert Clem, more than the music of the Soul Stirrers, Dixie Hummingbirds, Five Blind Boys of Mississippi, Sensational Nightingales, the Davis Sisters, and other featured artists stays with you. There’s Sister Rosetta Tharpe in all her glory, guitar on the lap, kind of changing the world for all to see. Released this month from First Run Features, Clem’s sonic odyssey is a his...

Their Algeria / Leur Algerie; France, Algeria, Switzerland, Qatar; Lina Soualem, 2020

It took a long time before the Western powers and Japan engaged in a critical examination of their colonial pasts and the crimes they committed in the occupied regions. France, which colonized Algeria from 1830 to 1962, is a case in point. The best known documentation is the 1966 feature Battle of Algiers by Gillo Pontecorvo which illustrates the escalating violence and atrocities committed by French armed forces against civilians and the response by the liberation movement FLN. Several years ...

The Territory, Alex Pritz, Documentary, 2022

Alex Pritz’s case study of an indigenous Brazilian Amazon rain forest tribe focuses on the perspectives of the tribe, defending their existence and their forest. The documentary reflects the current systemic problems faced by many others in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia; the disappearance of rain forests, destruction and disregard of indigenous cultures, absence of medical services for tribal and other minority groups, and the domination of policy making by powerful economic int...


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