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Open City Documentary Festival (September 8 – 14) calling for your docs

The call for programme entries ends on Monday 10 May, act now ! Prizes are awarded in four categories: Open City Award, Emerging International Filmmaker Award, the UK Short Award, and the International Short Award. The festival is looking for creative, innovative, challenging non-fiction filmmaking at short, mid-length & feature-length, as well as short audio documentaries, and cross platform projects. #TheArtOfNonFiction How filmmakers represent people like ourselves, ...

Sheffield Doc/Fest announces the line-up for the Rhyme & Rhythm strand 4 - 13 June

Sheffield Doc/Fest proudly announces all the films that will premiere as part of the popular Rhyme & Rhythm strand at the 2021 festival; which will run 4 - 13 June, in Sheffield and online.   Rhyme & Rhythm is where cinema and other artforms meet. Through music and performance, visual art and sport, each film offers encounters and inspirations to a different beat.   Taking audiences from the Midlands in England to Australia, from Austria, Ukraine a...

DocsMX will celebrate its 16th edition this 2021, from October 14th to 24th.

  DocsMX call for entries is open. We search documentaries from any corner of the planet, of any topic, genre, format or duration. You can check our regulations here, and you can register your film here. We're waiting for your movie. Share your story with us. Call for entries closes on May 30th. Let's celebrate non-fiction together! ...

DOK.fest München, the time has come: Film programme and presale start, look behind the scenes

Dear friends of DOK.fest München, the time has come: we are thrilled to present the film programme of DOK.fest München 2021 @home to you today. At the same time, we are opening our advance ticket sales. From now on you can buy tickets for the festival. To get you in the mood for the upcoming festival, today we take a look behind the scenes and introduce you to our festival studio at the Deutsches Theater as well as our technical partner. Only a few more days until the open...

Ex Oriente Film 2021: fINAL Deadline today

Creative feature-length documentary projects and docuseries from the region of Central and Eastern Europe in all stages of development and early production are welcome to apply for free to the Ex Oriente Film workshop 2021. The extended deadline is on Friday, April 30. Submit your projects online via our APPLICATION FORM Before applying, please read the Guidelines and also see the List of eligible countries. Do you have a profile at Pitch the Doc...

Sheffield Doc/Fest announced highlights of the 2021 festival, including its opening and closing

Sheffield Doc/Fest opens its 2021 edition with the European premiere of Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s Summer of Soul and closes with the World premiere of Mark Cousins’ The Story of Looking   Sheffield Doc/Fest announced today a selection of highlights that will form part of the 2021 festival, including its opening and closing films. The festival will open with the European premiere of Summer of Soul (...Or When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised), by Ahmi...

DOK.fest München 2021 @home Line-up announced

DOK.fest München 2021 will take place online. We celebrate documentary cinema! Our vision for DOK.fest München 2021 was a dual festival edition that would bring our programme to the big screen and, with an online counterpart, to your screen at home. But in view of the continuing uncertain development of the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to change our plans: The 36th DOK.fest München 2021 will once again take place online. We are extending the festival by one week until 23 ...

DOK.fest München announcing New award: DOK.edit Award / Call for Accreditation / Preview DOK.forum Industry

  After film music and production, another central aspect of documentary filmmaking will be in focus from 2021: the new DOK.edit Award – presented by Adobe honours editors of documentary films. We are pleased to present the three nominated films. In addition, we are opening our accreditation for the DOK.fest film programme and give a first preview of the public industry programme of the DOK.forum Perspectives. New award: DOK.edit Award – presented by Adobe &n...

Antenna Documentary Film Festival sets dates for its 10th anniversary edition (14–24 October 2021) in Sydney cinemas

ANTENNA DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2021 DATES, NEW CASH PRIZES AND CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Antenna Documentary Film Festival is excited to announce its 10th anniversary edition will take place 14–24 October 2021 in cinemas across Sydney, Australia. In celebration of this milestone Antenna has expanded its commitment to the future of documentary filmmaking with an increased cash prize for its main competition, the Best Feature Documentary Award, offering the winning filmmaker a $...

Nominees DOK.fest München AWARD of SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit

Dear friends of DOK.fest München, in times of fake news and blurring boundaries between fiction and documentary, documentary film is also challenged anew. We consider the topic crucial for the future and open the DOK.fest München 2021 @home with the German premiere of the film HINTER DEN SCHLAGZEILEN (BEHIND THE HEADLINES) by Daniel Sager. An exciting and highly explosive insight into the hidden work of the "Investigative Research" department of the Süddeutsche Zeit...

DOK.fest München 2021 will take place online in May

We celebrate documentary cinema! Our vision for DOK.fest München 2021 was a dual festival edition that would bring our programme to the big screen and, with an online counterpart, to your screen at home. But in view of the continuing uncertain development of the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to change our plans: The 36th DOK.fest München 2021 will once again take place online. We are extending the festival by one week until 23 May. 130 of the year's best internation...

Sheffield Doc/Fest Announces its 2021 Retrospective / Black British Cinema

In 2021 Sheffield Doc/Fest wants to spotlight and celebrate the history of Black British screen culture - a wide and diverse filmography that has been largely overlooked and undervalued in film discourse. We want to find connections between past and present, and to spark a conversation about how this filmography resonates with contemporary filmmakers and artists, and how it can inspire and inform the ways in which we conceive our own communities.   Doc/Fest is excited to announce that...

Bangkok International Documentary Awards and Festival - BKK DOC 2021 Calling

BKK DOC 2021 is open to filmmakers from all over the world for Documentaries with a Vision on Asia. Bangkok International Documentary Awards and Festival brings your Documentary to the eyes of an international Jury. Award winners have a chance to be screened in Bangkok in December 2021. Visit bkkdoc.com for details, categories and more.   A LOOK BACK AT LAST YEAR'S EDITION ...

Full Frame Doc Fest locks $20,000 National Endowment for the Arts Grant

  The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, a program of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, has been approved for a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Grant funds will support festival operating costs for the streaming platform, screening fees, and compensation for participating filmmakers of the virtual event.   Full Frame is among 1,073 projects across America totaling nearly $25 million that were selected during this first roun...

2021 Gotham Week Dates Announced! September 19th - September 24th

The Gotham EDU Virtual Summit The Gotham EDU is a consortium of academic communities and non-profit organizations that share The Gotham’s goal of establishing transparency relating to career progression, the necessary skills and accessible entry points needed in order to create a more diverse and equitable ecosystem within the entertainment industry. The Gotham EDU Virtual Summit will take place over the course of three days and will include panels and roundtable discussions with admini...

Line up for the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

ANNOUNCING THE 2021 FILMS IN COMPETITION   The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is pleased to announce 36 films in competition at the 18th annual festival. Four award categories spotlight superior works in documentary filmmaking, including two Academy Award qualifying categories for short films. Selected by a jury of filmmakers and documentary industry professionals, winners will be announced at a special presentation during the virtual festival on T...

Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival is moving to June.

Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival : SDFF 2021 June 10 – 13 Shuttered and battered and sheltering in place We’re reading tea leaves, the Times and the trades. The calendar said that April would be much too soon So, we’ve hauled cables, mics & programs forward into June.   Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival is moving to June. In light of ever changing COVID-19 conditions, and the impact on our industry, audience and bottom line we’re movin...

Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival moves to June

Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival : SDFF 2021 June 10 – 13 Shuttered and battered and sheltering in place We’re reading tea leaves, the Times and the trades. The calendar said that April would be much too soon So, we’ve hauled cables, mics & programs forward into June.   Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival is moving to June. In light of ever changing COVID-19 conditions, and the impact on our industry, audience and bottom line we’r...

Sheffield Doc/Fest wrap facts for its 27th edition

2020 is almost over, and Sheffield Doc/Fest closed its 27th edition as a success. Together we produced and experienced a six-month programme (usually six days!) of screenings and discussions that offered a window to the world - from the cinema in Sheffield, and online from homes across the world.   As part of the Artistic Programme: 115 titles from 50 countries around the world and representing 49 spoken languages made up our official selection this year, including the Retrospe...

Montreal International Documentary Festival: reivented 23rd edition wrapped

  During this pandemic year, a time of great uncertainty for organizers of cultural events, the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) did much more than present its films using an online streaming platform. Running three weeks and divided into 8 thematic sections accompanied by 95 pieces of original content including discussions, interviews, podcasts and round tables, the festival stood out by creating a completely reinvented format designed for present circumstances, comple...

BKK DOC 2020 nominees announced

For its first edition BKK DOC has received almost 400 submissions from everywhere in the World, mainly from Europe, America and Asia making it a truly global documentary event. The Official Selection features 40 documentaries nominated in 15 categories. WATCH THE OFFICIAL SELECTION PRESENTATION VIDEO IN FULL HERE (INCLUDING THE 40 FILMS NOMINATED) These documentaries are competing for an Award at the Bangkok international documentary awards and film festival (BKK DOC) that will t...

History Film Festival calling for Submissions

or the 5th year, the History Film Festival presented by Istra Film, will bring creators, diverse audiences, and the industry together in Rijeka, Croatia during the annual storytelling festival running September 14-18, 2021. History Film Festival is a unique international festival of historical documentary films which will take place in Rijeka (Croatia) from September 14 to 18, 2021. History Film Festival aims at offering viewers and film experts an insight into contemporary film and TV produc...

Montreal International Documentary Festival announces record passes sales

Record number of passes sold for the 23rd edition, which continues with REDEFINING INTIMACY and SURVIVING VIOLENCE       Midway through its 23rd edition, the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) is proud to announce that it has already exceeded its box office target for this virtual edition with the sale of a record number of passes to viewers everywhere in Quebec. The results confirm the enthusiasm of festivalgoers for reality-based cinema and this year&rsqu...

Gianfranco Rosi is the Guest of Honor at IDFA 2020 

The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) is honoring Italian director Gianfranco Rosi : its Guest of Honor for the 2020 edition:  Rosi is the only filmmaker to win top awards at two A-list festivals with documentary films, the Golden Lion at Venice with Sacro GRA in 2013 and the Golden Bear at the Berlinale with Fire at Sea in 2016. Rosi's work will be in the spotlight at IDFA, including his new film&nbs...

2021 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces New Dates and Call for Entries

  The annual celebration of nonfiction cinema will take place June 2­–6, 2021. Filmmakers may submit their work from December 1, 2020–January 8, 2021.   The 24th annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will take place June 2–6, 2021, two months later than the previously announced April dates. Organizers cite the pandemic’s impact on industry calendars, audiences, and the documentary filmmaking community for the date change. “Our...

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