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Israelism, Documentary USA, 2023, Eric Axelman and Sam Eilertsen

  Work on the documentary ISRAELISM started in late 2015 and was completed at the end of 2022. The film was released in February 2023 and offers a challenging interpretation of the contemporary meaning of Jewish identity in the United States against the background of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Axelman and Eilertsen, first-time Jewish filmmakers, provide a cogent and objective analysis of the forces shaping the modern Jewish-American identity and the growing discrepancy between th...

A New Perspective on the Life of Elizabeth Taylor

By: Harry Marshall Tonight the Cannes Film Festival will reveal Elizabeth Taylor: The Lost Tapes, a documentary made from over 70 hours of candid recordings. This new legacy for a classic actress is directed by Nanette Burstein, famous for documentaries such as The Kid Stays in the Picture, and Hillary. In her new project she uses tapes provided largely from Elizabeth Taylor’s own estate to bring a new light to one of Hollywood’s brightest stars. Rather than using second hand acco...

Cannes Docs 2024 edition highlights !

The Marché du Film is proud to highlight Cannes Docs, our dedicated platform for all feature documentary film professionals! Cannes Docs is the ultimate platform that brings together the major players in the documentary world for a series of tailored events, such as speed meetings, group consultations, panels & keynotes, pop-up presentations, morning boost sharing circles, as well as curated showcases of docs-in-progress from all around the world... and not to mentio...

MoMA Doc Fortnight 2024

Now in its 23rd year at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, MoMA’s Doc Fortnight ran from February 22 through March 7 and presented recent documentary features and short films from new and established artists. As in past editions, Doc Fortnight focused on innovative, experimental, and adventurous filmmaking approaches. The 2024 program included 13 features, six short films, three special seminars on Caribbean productions, landscape films, and a spotlight on Gelare Khoshgozaran, an int...

“The Last of the Winthrops” Named Best Documentary Feature at DaVinci International Film Festival

(l-r)  Michael Weinstein, Dr. André Metcalf, Liliane Perez Weinstein, Viviane Winthrop and Shie Rozow Dr. Viviane G. Winthrop's documentary The Last of the Winthrops, chronicling her unexpected journey into the meaning of love, belonging and family, has won the Best Documenary Feature Award at DaVinci International Film Festival (DIFF), presented on February 25th, 2024 at a gala awards ceremony held at AMC Theatres at The Grove in Los An...

Award-Winning Documentary Feature “The Last of the Winthrops” Named Official Selection of DaVinci International Film Festival

  Dr. Viviane G. Winthrop's award-winning documentary The Last of the Winthrops, chronicling her unexpected journey into the meaning of love, belonging and family, has been named an official selection of the DaVinci International Film Festival (DIFF), scheduled from February 23-25th, 2024 at AMC Theatres at The Grove in Los Angeles.   The Last of the Winthrops will screen on February 24 at 2:30 pm PST in Theatre A.&nb...

B!tchFest Film Festival & Screenplay Contest

TO SUBMIT PLEASE VISIT OUR FILM FREEWAY PAGE: Welcome to the 1st annual B!TCHFEST: An International Women’s & LGBTQIA+ Film Festival & Screenplay Contest with a groundbreaking in-person event for both Filmmakers and Screenwriters in the heart of Los Angeles. At B!tchFest we’re not just breaking glass ceilings; we’re shatterin

Inheritance (2024)

The outstanding documentary Inheritance had its world premiere in January at the 2024 edition of Slamdance Film Festival. Produced and directed by Matt Moyer and Ann Toensing Set, Inheritance set itself apart from many issue oriented documentaries on middle and upper middle-class problems with frequent academic elucidations.  Inheritance has no implicit appeals for funds to take on the problems depicted nor do producers call for political action. Inheritance takes a refreshingly different...

DOC NYC 2023

DOC NYC has remained the largest and most important North American documentary festival. Held in person this year from November 8th to the 16th alongside streaming selected productions from the 8th to the 26th, DOC NYC once again displays its well-earned reputation for excellent curatorial program choices reiterated by the significant number of featured documentaries that have nominated for and received Oscars. DOC NYC 2023 selected 114 feature length documentaries and 129 short films. The pro...

DOC NYC 2023

DOC NYC has remained the largest and most important North American documentary festival. Held in person this year from November 8th to the 16th alongside streaming selected productions from the 8th to the 26th, DOC NYC once again displays its well-earned reputation for excellent curatorial program choices reiterated by the significant number of featured documentaries that have nominated for and received Oscars. DOC NYC 2023 selected 114 feature length documentaries and 129 short films. The pro...

New York Film Festival 61 (2023)

Established in 1963, the annual New York Film Festival (NYFF) has become one of the most important North American festivals by identifying innovative trends in global film making, developing a program of rising influential new American film makers, and selecting the best recent features from international film festivals. NYFF does not offer awards or prizes, their selection of  films gives prestige to the filmmakers and producers, marking them as significant shapers of current and evolvin...

Seventeen titles selected to the Opus Bonum International Competition at the 27th Ji.hlava IDFF

  Seventeen titles will premiere at the Opus Bonum International Competition at the 27th Ji.hlava IDFF : six films will be screened in their world premiere, eight in international premiere and three will have their European premiere at Ji.hlava. The competition features a great diversity of outstanding films produced by filmmakers from Argentina, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Slovakia, South Korea, Switzerland, Thaila...

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 ...


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