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The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) announces the program of its 22nd edition (November 14 to 24)

The Montreal International Documentary Festival “Where all stories meet”   Announcing the RIDM 2019 program   Montreal, Wednesday October 23, 2019 - The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) is proud to announce the program for its 22nd edition, coming this November 14 to 24. With 154 films from 47 countries and numerous free discussions and activities, the RIDM is, more than ever, an essential event in the world of auteur documentary cinema.   Th...

The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival call for entries for the 2020 July edition

  The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival (MDFF) team are currently recruiting for the world's best documentaries and video essays to go head-to-head in our film festival competition in Melbourne, Australia in July 2020. We are looking for exclusive World, Australian or Melbourne premieres for feature documentaries to showcase in our competition. Let our 45 media partners, and publicist get behind and help promote YOU and YOUR project Down Under and get just the right momentum and expo...

35th DOK.fest München 2020 Calling for Entries

    The submission is open! We are looking for documentary stories for the big screen that move and open new horizons. From now on filmmakers, producers, distributors and composers are warmly invited to submit their latest documentary films for DOK.fest München 2020 (06th to 17th May 2020). DOK.fest film programme For the 35th DOK.fest München we are looking for outstanding national and international documentaries with a minimum length of 52 minutes whi...

Lunenburg Doc Fest wrapped

  Maiden, a film about the all-female crew that shocked the establishment in 1989 by entering the Whitbread Round the World Race, sailed away with the two top honours at Lunenburg Doc Fest this year. As winner of the juried Best Feature Documentary Award and the Audience Award, Maiden was the consensus favourite of insiders and audiences alike, earning a cash prize of $2000 with the accolades. Co-directors Nance Ackerman, Ariella Pahlke and Teresa MacInnes received the Atl...

DocsMX announces its Official Selection 2019

  DocsMX would like to thank the 1,373 filmmakers who believe in this festival and answered the call for entries. The festival wouldn’t exist without you. After a long and enriching process of deliberation and evaluation it is our honor to announce the 2019 Official Selection, comprised of 79 films from 29 countries, divided into 11 sections. Ever conscious of the responsibility to represent our changing world, especially in these times of crises both human and ecologic...

“Once Were Brothers” launches Lunenburg Doc Fest after historic TIFF premiere

Fresh off the world premiere and historic opening as the first ever Canadian documentary to open Toronto International Film Festival, Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band will kick off the 6th annual Lunenburg Doc Fest on September 19. Once Were Brothers tells the story of the roots-rock act that changed folk music forever, drawing from the memoirs of Canadian rock icon Robbie Robertson and featuring must-see testimonial from musical legends Bruc...

Seattle Documentary Association Film Retreat for Makers!

DocForest is a documentary retreat in the Pacific Northwest hosted by Seattle Documentary Association (SeaDoc), which cultivates and supports an equitable and professional community of nonfiction storytellers. From tents to now mountain cabins, for over a decade DocForest has provided much needed space for professional and creative development on projects that will go out into the world and inform our larger media and cultural landscape.   DocForest 2019 is taking place for the f...

The Big Sky Film Fest welcomes Joanne Feinberg as the Guest Programming Director

BIG SKY FILM INSTITUTE WELCOMES BSDFF 2020 GUEST PROGRAMMING DIRECTOR JOANNE FEINBERG    The Big Sky Film Institute is pleased to welcome Joanne Feinberg as the Guest Programming Director of the 2020 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. Joining the institute to helm the selection process for the 17th annual event, Feinberg succeeds long-time Director of Programming Doug Hawes Davis, who is on sabbatical, and Senior Programmer Michael Workman who will begin his MFA in Doc...

Open City Documentary Festival announces new filmmakers participating in the Assembly Lab for £10k prize   OPEN CITY DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SEVEN SELECTED PROJECTS FOR ASSEMBLY DOCUMENTARY DEVELOPMENT LAB   [London, 8th July 2019] Open City Documentary Festival are pleased to announce the participants for Assembly, a new development lab for creative documentaries taking place in London in September 2019.   The lab is a project-based intensive workshop for international filmmakers working on their first or second feature. Participants fro...

17th International Festival Signes de Nuit calling

      The 17th International Festival Signs of the Night (Signes de Nuit) will take place at Paris, October 3-13, 2019 We will realize competition programs for: Documentaries Short Films Cinema in Transgression "experimental" Further we prepare focus programs with recent films from Argentina, Czech Republic, Japan, Mexico, Norway and Portugal et al. The festival will take place in different cultural spaces in Paris. We would like to i...

Jocelyne Saab's Retrospective from DOCLISBOA

Doclisboa - International Film Festival will hold an outdoor screening on Cinemateca Portuguesa's rooftop terrace on Friday July 26 at 10.30 p.m., as an announcement and preview of the festival’s two major retrospectives this October. Jocelyne Saab's LETTRE DE BEYROUTH will be screened as a prelude to one of the largest ever retrospectives of the filmmaker’s work. Lew Hohmann's PAULE IN CONCERT will be screened in the context of the forthcoming retrospective Rise and Fa...

A sneak-preview on the second edition of FIPADOC

ON THE ROAD TO FIPADOC 2020! Six months before FIPADOC raises the curtain on its second edition, a sneak-preview! From 21 – 26 January 2020, come and discover outstanding documentary works in every format from around the globe, in Biarritz in the heart of Basque country! FIPADOC is 6 days of screening exceptional works from around the world – as well as meet-and-greets and Q-and-As with the people who made them – for professionals and public alike, in exceptional...

International Health Film Festival Imagésanté which runs from March 22-28 2020 in Liege [Belgium] calling

Submissions deadline: November 1st, 2019 The International Health Film Festival - ImagéSanté is an international biennale that takes place in Liège [Belgium] to present approximately 25 documentaries about health from all around the world. ImagéSanté is 5 days devoted to universal health education, new therapeutic technologies and resources, medical research, prevention all by means of the image. ImagéSanté talks about man...

Open City Documentary Festival 2019 returns to London from 4 – 10 September 2019.

Open City Docs is home to several projects in the world of documentary. Founded at UCL by Michael Stewart in 2010, Open City Docs is dedicated to developing and supporting non-fiction storytellers. The organisation nurtures the next generation of filmmakers, audio producers and VR filmmakers through training programmes, an annual film festival and other screening projects throughout the year.   Celebrating the art of non-fiction, Open City Documentary Festival creates an open space in Lon...

Mediterranean Film Festival on Migration and Human Rights Calling

Cosenza (Italy): 15th-19th October 2019 THE CALL CLOSES 31TH JULY 2019 Third ediction of a Mediterranean Film Festival on Migration and Human Rights.   MyART is a Mediterranean Film Festival on Migration and Human Rights. In the heart of the Mediterranean (Cosenza, Calabria), we create space for alternative storytelling and debates. We showcase independent, high-quality film and documentary productions and organize a number of events before, during, and after the festival. This yea...

BEYOND BORDERS (aug 25 - Sept 1) calling for documentaries

Call for submission January 22 – May 15 2019 BEYOND BORDERS 4th International Documentary Festival Castellorizo, August 25th – September 1st 2019 “Let’s bring the world to Castellorizo and take Castellorizo to the world!” Launched in 2016 by the Hellenic History Foundation (IDISME) in Athens and internationally supported by the Association Ecrans des Mondes in Paris (AEM) the 4th International Documentary Film Festival &l...

Call for Entries 14th DocsMX

  DocsMX, a permanent platform of exhibition, training and creation will host it’s 14th 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. The submission is free of charges. ...

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces Lineup for 22nd Annual Festival April 4 – 7, 2019

  Bognar and Reichert's American Factory will screen as Opening Night Film Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert’s American Factory selected as Opening Night Film Bognar and Reichert—2019 Tribute Recipients   Amazing Grace selected as Closing Ni...

Visions du Réel (5-13 April) is celebrating its 50th year under the banner of freedom and openness

Visions du Réel (5-13 April) is celebrating its 50th year under the banner of freedom and openness, which have characterized the Festival since its beginnings. It is under this banner, focused both on memory and on the future, that the Festival unveils its programme. For its 50th edition, the International Film Festival Nyon has selected 169 films, from 58 countries, including 102 that will be presented as world or international premieres. A number that shows the pioneering role of the Fe...

First highlights of DOK.fest München: announcing jury, focus on the works of Heddy Honigmann...

This year's first festival highlights reveal the jury members of the German Documentary Film Music Award 2019 and a focus on the works of Dutch filmmaker Heddy Honigmann as part of the 2019 retrospective. Moreover, we welcome the, in cooperation with the Globate platform, is organising a media competence day on the subject of social media and globalisation, to which we cordially invite all school classes. The film THE CLEANERS will be shown, followed by a film ta...

Line-up, Juries and Sidebar events of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

    21st THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL [1-10/3/2019]       The 21st edition of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival presents 178 feature and 49 short documentary films by directors from all over the world, as well as a parallel events program.   The film screenings will take place at the Olympion complex (Olympion and Pavlos Zannas theatres, Aristotelous Sq., Thessaloniki), as well as at the Tonia Marketaki, Frida Liappa, Stavros Tornes and John Cassave...

The 21st Thessaloniki Documentary Festival sheds light to the global phenomenon of bureaucracy

“The Paper Chase” tribute   Bureaucracy (noun): a system for controlling or managing a country, company, or organization that is operated by a large number of officials employed to follow rules carefully // complicated rules, processes, and written work that make it hard to get something done   The perplexing structures of bureaucracy do not differ much from one...

Visions du Réel First Highlights

    Pré-ouverture, Thursday 4 April (free admission) When Tomatoes Met Wagner, by Marianna Economou, Swiss premiere Courtesy of the Ville de Nyon and Visions du Réel, the Pre-opening is the opportunity to celebrate the kick-off of the 50th edition. In a small village in the centre of Greece, two cousins form a company to sell prepared meals cooked from orga...

Zagreb Dox wrapped with awards March 3rd

Big Stamp for best film in International Competition goes to visually beauiful and skillfully directed Chinese documentary Up the Mountain by Yang Zhang, and the Big Stamp for best regional film goes to Una Primavera by Valentina Primavera. At the official award ceremony which took place on Saturday afternoon in Kaptol Boutique Cinema (Kaptol Centre, Zagreb), the award-winning films of the 15th edition of ZagrebDox were honoured. Thirty-seven films ran for the festival awards, Big Stamps in ...

Full Frame 2019 Thematic Program Curated by RaMell Ross

   Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker will attend the 22nd annual festival, April 4 – 7 Photo by Maya Krinsky The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is pleased to announce that filmmaker, photographer, and writer RaMell Ross will curate its 2019 Thematic Program. Ross’s first film, Hale County This Morning, This Evening, has been described as the birth of “a ...


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