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Call for films & projects for the 2024 edition of Visions du Réel

Visions du Réel Registrations are still open! To submit your film or project, please click here to log in or create a new profile. Call for films We are looking for films for the official selection. International Feature Film Competition Burning Lights Competition National Competition International Medium Length and Short Film Competition Grand Angle Opening Scenes Highlights Special Screenings The films in competition are screened in world, inter...

Registration for the FIFO 2024 pitch ends soon, closing December 15!

The FIFO Pitch is back in a new format! ‘Ia ora na ! Registration for the Oceanian International Film Festival (FIFO) 2024 pitch is currently open. The countdown has begun, and we are quickly approaching the registration deadline. Registrations are open until December 15, 2023  What's the OCEANIA IMPACT PITCH for INDIGENATION?   A unique opportunity for committed documentary project leaders to present their pitches to a panel of professionals and decisio...

Havel Speaking, Can You Hear Me? will open the 27th JI.HLAVA

  HAVEL SPEAKING, CAN YOU HEAR ME?  WILL OPEN THE 27TH JI.HLAVA  The world premiere of a time-lapse documentary Havel Speaking, Can You Hear Me?  which follows the last years of former Czech President Václav Havel's life, will open the festival on October 24. The director Pavel Jančárek created a multi-layered portrait of a world-famous political icon and important playwright, but also an ordinary man plagued by health problems. With a...

27th Ji.hlava unveiled its full programme

  Only two weeks are left until the start of this year's Ji.hlava documentary film festival the programme of which will offer more than three hundred and fifty films. Among other things, it will feature a revealing retrospective of the Méliès brothers and Václav Táborský, scenes from the underground of the Kharkiv metro, elderly women on bicycles, the phenomenon of deep fake, and TV pastors influencing US international politics. Films made by arti...

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...

The tenth Lunenburg Doc Fest wrapped with Awards

The tenth Lunenburg Doc Fest wrapped a showcase of the best and newest Canadian and International documentaries, September 21-27, in beautiful UNESCO Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.   AWARD WINNERS!   ...

Ji.hlava 2023: First titles, guests and retrospectives

  The 27th Ji.hlava is just 5 weeks away and we are revealing first confirmed titles and retrospectives. Ji.hlava has long given a significant platform to female filmmakers, featuring retrospectives of Susan Sontag, Shirley Clark, Věra Chytilová, Alice Guy, or Agnes Varda, among others. It's important for us to make their works – often marginalized in their time – accessible, and to allow audiences to view them with today‘s perspective.    The twen...

Winners Film Fund DocLab Interactive Grant 2023

The IDFA DocLab and the Netherlands Film Fund proudly announce the recipients of the 2023 Film Fund DocLab Interactive Grant: Nirit Peled with (this conversation is) Off the record and Constant Dullaart and Piotr Winiewicz with their project William Quail's Pyramid. These pioneering artists have been awarded a financial grant to explore the frontiers of interactive and immersive storytelling, evolving the landscape of digital art and innovation. Both projects critically examine the impact ...

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival announces film lineup for its 32nd edition (October 6-14)

Adam Harbottle and Brian Hill’s RELENTLESS RIDE opens, Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss’s THE MISSION is the Centerpiece selection, and Michèle Stephenson & Joe Brewster’s GOING TO MARS: THE NIKKI GIOVANNI PROJECT gets the closing slot     Mary Steenburgen will be this year’s Honorary Chair, Sky Hopinka will receive the HSDFF Brent Renaud Career Achievement Award, and Diane Becker and Shane Boris will ...

Sneak peek into the IDFA 2023 program and more

  As August draws to a close, we are excited to present you a sneak peek into the IDFA 2023 program. This newsletter also offers sustainable travel routes with Choo-Choo, an open call for Young Producers, and last call for Docs for Sale submissions. We also are proud to announce Marina Burić as our new Senior Producer Industry. Get all the news below!   IDFA celebrates filmmakers Wang Bing and Peter Greenaway We proudly p...

RIDM unveils the first 5 titles of its upcoming 26th edition

  Caiti Blues by Justine Harbonnier   Montreal, August 15, 2023 – The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) is pleased to announce the first five titles to screen at its upcoming 26th edition, which will run from November 15 to 26, 2023. Featuring both eagerly anticipated Canadian films and major international favourites, the selection unveiled today will immerse filmgoers in a world that is at a crossroads.  RIDM remains committed to offering the most ...

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...

Peter Greenaway will receive IDFA's Lifetime Achievement Award

Wang Bing is Guest of Honor at IDFA 2023 and Peter Greenaway receives IDFA's Lifetime Achievement Award Renowned and celebrated filmmaker Wang Bing is this year’s Guest of Honor at IDFA, which holds its 36th edition from November 8 to 19, 2023 in Amsterdam. IDFA is also honoring filmmaker and artist Peter Greenaway with a Lifetime Achievement Award, a selective retrospective and an extensive Talk. Three focus programs will take an in-depth look at themes including reality vs. ...

Lunenburg Doc Fest Presents $10,000 Live Pitch Contest for Rising Filmmakers in Nova Scotia

Lunenburg Doc Fest (LDF) is shining the spotlight on Nova Scotia's aspiring filmmakers! The Launch: Documentary Development & Pitch Contest, a barrier-breaking initiative aimed at nurturing the talents of emerging underrepresented filmmakers, returns to Lunenburg Doc Fest, September 23, 2023. Thanks to the generous support of CBC and the Bell Fund, LDF’s The Launch offers the finalists a chance to win invaluable mentorship and a prize package to bring a short d...

Docu Talents 2023 winners, Emerging Producers 2024, East West Index survey

Eight outstanding documentaries from Central and Eastern Europe, planned for theatrical release during the upcoming 12 months – the Docu Talents from the East – were presented yesterday as part of CineLink Industry Days at the Sarajevo Film Festival.    Projects from Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Ukraine made it to the final selection of Docu Talents from the East 2023, which is curated by the J...

Media Creators Selected for 2nd Annual DOC Atlantic Breakthrough Program

Embracing diversity and innovation, the second iteration of the DOC Atlantic Breakthrough Program is set to empower emerging Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Colour (BIPOC) artists hailing from Atlantic Canada.   The Documentary Organization of Canada’s Atlantic chapter proudly joins forces with Telefilm Canada, Northern Film Initiative, CBC, Bell Fund, DOC Institute, and Lunenburg Doc Fest to present this career boosting program. “The DOC Atlantic Breakthrough Program is ...

Ahead of the 30th Edition, Sheffield DocFest today confirmed the appointment of its Creative Director, Raul Niño Zambrano

  Raul Niño Zambrano: photo credit: Sheffield DocFest FESTIVAL TAKING PLACE 14-19 JUNE TICKETS ON SALE HERE   Ahead of the 30th edition of the Sheffield DocFest taking place, 14th – 19th June, the festival is pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees confirm the appointment of Raul Niño Zambrano as Creative Director, following a successful year as Acting Creative Director.  Raul was previously Senior Programmer at IDFA (International Documentary Fest...

Big Sky Opening Night with SUBJECT and Films In Competition announced

  'SUBJECT' OPENS BIG SKY 2023, Free Admission   Join us for the triumphant return of free opening night at Big Sky Doc Fest featuring SUBJECT from directors Jennifer Tiexiera and Camilla Hall.   SUBJECT explores the life-altering experience of sharing one's life on screen, through the lens of participants of five acclaimed documentaries. As tens of millions of people consume documentaries in an unprecedented "golden era," the film urges a...

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RIDM’s 25th edition: Celebrating a quarter-century of encounters

  The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM)’s 25th edition ended on November 27. After two pandemic years, this anniversary edition allowed audiences to enjoy the festival entirely on the big screen. Film enthusiasts and the documentary community once again had the opportunity to gather around 157 screenings, 3 listening sessions and 5 virtual reality installations, but also during 9 festive evenings, 8 networking activities, 4 workshops, and 11 conferences. More than ...

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival Announces 2023 Official Selections, World Premieres

The official selections of the 20th annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival were announced today by the Big Sky Film Institute. The milestone year features the second consecutive hybrid format for the festival, with nearly 150 nonfiction films screening in downtown Missoula, Montana, between February 17th and the 26th, with subsequent screenings in the festival’s virtual theater running from February 20 through March 1. The 20th year lineup includes 51 features and 83 sh...

Opening film, Envision Competition, International Competition, and IDFA DocLab selections announced for IDFA 2022

At the festival’s press conference today, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) announced the opening film and main competition lineups for its fast-approaching edition. Newly unveiled selections include the Envision and International Competitions, the entire IDFA DocLab program, and the nominations for all cross-section awards. As of today, the official selection of 277 titles is complete. The 35th edition of IDFA takes place in person in Amsterdam from November 9...

25th UNAFF Opening Night and Weekend

The United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) presents its Opening Night for its 25th anniversary on Thursday, October 20, at the Mitchell Park Community Center in Palo Alto, kicking off with a welcome by Palo Alto Mayor Patrick Burt and the PROCLAMATION for UNAFF’s 25th Anniversary.   Three films screen on Opening Night, beginning with MALDITA. A LOVE SONG TO SARAJEVO, a poetic portrait of unique Balkan artist Božo Vrećo. Also screening is the inspiring ORCHESTRATING CH...

The RIDM and Télé-Québec present Doc-to-Doc: 25 Years of Encounters

  Top row, from left to right, the guest filmmakers: Sofía Brockenshire, Carlos Ferrand, Dominique Chaumont, Zaynê Akyol, and Simon Plouffe.  Bottom row, from left to right, the filmmakers who inspired them: Andrea Bussmann, Sylvain L’Espérance, Jean-François Caissy, François Jacob, and Robert Morin.   To mark the 25th anniversary of the festival, the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) has invited five local filmmake...

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...


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