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Wrap and Review DOK.fest München @home 2020

Together in front of the screens. Festival impression by Janne Sebening The festival at home: At DOK.fest München @home 121 films from 42 countries were shown for 18 days, 90 of which were world or German premieres. A total of 14 prizes amounting to 55,000 euros were awarded. More than 75,000 spectators watched the films of DOK.fest Munich @home and the events of and The number of actual viewers of the online edition is likely to be even significantly higher...

Sheffield Doc/Fest announces spotlights on Sarah Maldoror, Lynne Sachs, Simplice Ganou, and reveals its retrospective: Reimagini

  In the lead up to revealing its full official selection for 2020, Sheffield Doc/Fest announces:   the theme of its annual retrospective: Reimagining the Land, curated by Christopher Small. and three special focuses: a screening in tribute to the late French West Indies film pioneer Sarah Maldoror; a focus on American artist Lynne Sachs; a focus on Burkina Faso filmmaker Simplice Ganou.     Tribute to Sarah M...

Massive participation in our partner fest “Beyond Borders” Festival, Castellorizo

More than 300 documentaries by Greek and foreign directors - a record number for the time, after the recent pandemic - were submitted for review at the 5th "Beyond the Borders”  International Documentary Festival, which will be held in the idyllic island of  Castellorizo, Greece from  on August 23rd -30th, 2020. The Preselection Committee will examine the participations and select the documentary films that will be screened in the Festival's Competition Program, ...

DOK.fest München announces the winning film of the kinokino Audience Award

Discover the DOK.fest München winning film of the kinokino Audience Award and the top ten of the kinokino Audience Award!   want to support  all year round and benefit from many advantages, join our circle of friends now. Winning film kinokino Audience Award: THE EUPHORIA OF BEING Hungary 2019, Réka Szabó, 83 min. A dance performance tells the life story of the 90 year-old holocaust survivor Éva Fahidi. The director and choreograp...

Ruptly launches global documentary division and offers free licences

Ruptly, the award-winning international news and media agency, has today announced the launch of a global documentary division with a debut catalogue of over 170 documentaries featuring captivating human interest stories centred around global themes. To mark the launch, Ruptly Documentary Collection will also be granting one free documentary licence per client in recognition of the difficulties faced by the broadcast industry as more and more productions shut down due to the current pandemic....

dok.incubator introduces 8 teams for the 2020 workshop

  From 104 applications from 50 countries the dok.incubator selection committee chose eight talented filmmakers' teams who will have the opportunity to work intensively on their documentary films with the support of more than 20 internationally established producers, editors and sales agents for more than 6 months.   CLOUDS /FI/ Director: Tuija Halttunen, Producer: Niina Virtanen, Editor: Jussi Sandhu   Clouds by Tuija Halt...

The 20th International Festival of Creative Documentary - the Escales Documentaires Association calling

  RULES AND SUBMISSIONS The 20th International Festival of Creative Documentary, organized by the Escales Documentaires Association will be hold from the 6th to the 11th of November 2020 in La Rochelle, France. The Festival is open to creative documentary films from all over the world, without any conditions of running time or theme. To participate and submit your film, the date of production of your documentary must be after the 1st&n...

The Changing Face of Europe 2020 features 10 european documentaries in the doc shop - hot docs streaming platform

The changing face of europe 2020 features 10 outstanding european documentaries in the doc shop - hot docs streaming platform for accreditated industry EFP is committed to presenting the third edition of THE CHANGING FACE OF EUROPE in collaboration with Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival despite these difficult times. All 10 of the films selected for the programme will take part in Hot Docs Industry All-Access Online program, which will run during the original dates ...

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival announces the official feature and short film selections

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival announces the official feature and short film selections for the festival’s 23rd edition. The NEW DOCS program and Invited Program includes 44 features and 12 shorts from 26 countries, and include 4 world premieres, 6 North American premieres, and 2 U.S. premieres. The films were selected from nearly 2,000 submissions to the 2020 annual event. Originally scheduled to take place April 2-5 in downtown Durham, the four-day event was recently ca...

EarthxFilm Festival goes online and the Good Pitch Local Texas ist postponed to the fall

Our friends in Texas just made the following announcement postponing their event to the fall   Dear Friends,  First, we miss you, and hope that you are safe and well! We were looking forward to seeing you all later this month at EarthxFilm Festival and the Good Pitch Local Texas live event.  Now, we will connect with you virtually for EarthxFilm, and see you in real life later this year.  Save The Dates EarthxFilm will host an online festival April 22-27, 2020 and roll ...

CineSpace Short Film Competition Calling for shorts using NASA's free digital archives

Hi there,    We just wanted to say that our hearts go out to all of those who have lost vital work at this time. Having worked in the film festival industry for 6 years, it's difficult to see so many festivals shutting their doors. Although, I've been hearted to see many shifting over into the digital space so people audiences can continue to watch their programming.    Currently, I'm managing the CineSpace Short Film Competition, an annual competition sp...

15 th International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City calling

Call for Entries 2020   DocsMX, a permanent platform of exhibition, training and creation will host it’s 15th edition of the International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City. DocsMX will screen the best of Mexican and international production from different competitive categories. The films will compete for a variety of awards chosen by audiences and jury members. We accept all themes and documentary subgenres. Therefore, DocsMX opens the Call for Entries for its 2020 Of...

21st Annual Real to Reel International Film Festival vcalling for entries

Call for Entries Accepting films in all categories! The Cleveland County Arts Council in Shelby, NC is proud to announce that entries for the 21st Annual Real to Reel International Film Festival are now being accepted. Earlybird Deadline: February 7th Regular Deadline: March 6th Late Deadline: April 17th Extended Deadline: May 15th Event Date: July 22 – 25, 2020 The Real to Reel International Film Festival, held at the Joy Performance Center in Kings Mountain, NC, sho...

Your Fast Track to Documentary Financing - The EDN Financing Guide 2020

  The EDN Financing Guide, now also available as a digital edition, provides filmmakers with all the industry contacts they need to finance their projects and films. No matter whether you are looking for slots on international TV stations or contact details of commissioners and buyers who could help finance your documentary project — with the new digital edition of the EDN Financing Guide, you will quickly find what you are looking for when it comes to selling documentaries or findin...

Retrospective of the 35th DOK.fest München is dedicated to Helena Třeštíková

Helena Třeštíková Little dramas and big moments - we live and live and all of the sudden we are over sixty. Helena Třeštíková has filmed the phenomenon of life like no other. The Retrospective of the 35th DOK.fest München is dedicated to the Czech master director, who will present her work personally in Munich. Our documentary film competition for young people also revolves around the great theme of LIFE! – we warmly...

Documentary Film Competition for Young People CALLING

  You can handle the camera and have experienced something? Then tell us a story from your life! What is important to you? What is happening with you, what is happening with your friends? Do you have the courage and the openness to look closely? Grab your camera, your smartphone or the iPad, show us your view of LIFE! and submit your documentary film to us! All pupils from Bavaria - from primary school to vocational high school - can take part in the competition. Your film should be 3 to ...

Far East Film Festival of Udine opens Focus Asia for Works in Progress

  24 April / 2 May 2020 – Udine – Teatro Nuovo & Visionario FAR EAST FILM FESTIVAL 22 THE FEFF'S INDUSTRY SECTION, FOCUS ASIA, OPENS ITS DOORS TO WIPs (works in progress)! The FAR EAST FILM FESTIVAL becomes the only European Platform dedicated to Asian films in post-production.   UDINE - With Far East in Progress - the brand new section which will open its doors in April 2020 - the Far East Film Festival of Udine will become the first and only European pl...

DEFC new Animation and Docs from Iran

  DEFC (Documentary and Experimental Film Center) is the main center for production, distribution and promotion of documentary, animation and experimental films in which provides film festivals, film markets, TV Channels, theaters, universities, institutes and other organizations, which are interested in Iranian fiction, documentary, animation, experimental and feature films. All of our films are available on Vimeo for viewing; our films have been selected at many international film fes...

Ross Brothers Retrospective at BSDFF 2020

  BILL ROSS AND TURNER ROSS FILMS FEATURED IN BSDFF 2020 RETROSPECTIVE   Bill Ross and Turner Ross are an American filmmaking team whose immersive, place-based films have played to audiences around the world garnering numerous awards and accolades. Their first feature, 45365 was the winner of the 2009 SXSW Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary and the Independent Spirit Truer Than Fiction prize. Their intimate and... – Award for New Narrative Formats

  NEW: - Award for New Narrative Formats Project submission to the Marketplace open - with Composition Funding, Archive Award and Pitch Award VFF Documentary Film Production Award German Documentary Film Music Award   What are contemporary forms for journalistic factual or documentary content? How can the possibilities of cross- and transmedial narration be put into practice? seeks answers to the question of how stories...

The International Documentary Festival “Beyond Borders” calls for volunteers

BEYOND BORDERS   5th INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL IN CASTELLORIZO 23/8/2020 – 30/8/2020   CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS   “Let’s bring the world to Castellorizo and take Castellorizo to the world!”   The International Documentary Festival “Beyond Borders”, organized for the 5th consecutive year by the Hellenic History Foundation, during the last week of August, aims for the island of Castellorizo to become a meeting point for documen...

Final call December 5 for TIDF in Taipei

Launched in 1998, the 12th edition of TIDF will take place in Taipei from May 1-10, 2020. This is the FINAL CALL FOR SUBMISSION! Our competition programme is still looking for creative, innovative, non-fiction filmmaking with unique viewpoints in all length. Films completed after December 1, 2017 are eligible for our three main categories. All forms and lengths are welcome. There's NO ENTRY FEE, a Taiwan Premiere is required. The final shortlist will be announced on our we...

The 22nd Montreal International Documentary Festival: a 10-day celebration of every kind of documentary

The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) is proud to open its 22nd edition today Thursday, November 14, with the Quebec premiere of the film The Disappearance of my Mother, with director Beniamino Barrese and his mother Benedetta Barzini in attendance. The film is a touching, intimate portrait of a former fashion icon who now shuns the camera, wanting to disappear from this world of ubiquitous screens. The opening ceremony will start at 7 p.m. in the Alumni Auditorium (H-110...

dok.incubator workshop calls for ambitious feature docs in rough cut stage

    submission deadline January 29th 2020 Apply for six months of intensive editing and development of your documentary film aiming for premiere by early autumn 2020:   / work with more than 30 world-class editors, producers and distributors throughout the postproduction period   / sharpen the storytelling and maximize your film’s international potential   / get personal feedback ...

Beat Dox Sessions 2019: The RIDM’s free musical evenings are back!

Artists and festivalgoers celebrate documentary cinema together The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) is pleased to announce the return of the Beat Dox Sessions, now well established as an essential part of the festival. The music program for the 22nd annual RIDM, curated by Pomeline Delgado, invites us to dance to infectious beats while discovering local and visiting artists at RIDM Headquarters in the Cinémathèque québécoise (335 De Maisonneuve Blv...


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