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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 ...

Carte blanche to Louie Psihoyos (The Cove) in Thessaloniki

  Oscar-winning Greek-American director Louie Psihoyos is given a carte blanche in the 21st Thessaloniki Documentary Festival to select his favorite films. Psihoyios will attend this year’s edition to receive the festival’s top honorary award, the Golden Alexander, as well as to present the carte blanche films and a special screening of his documentary The Cove (2009, Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature).   As a wildlife filmmaker and an experienced National Geo...

Greek Program at Thessaloniki

 21st THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL [1-10/3/2019]   Greek Program   31 short and 50 feature Greek documentaries will be screened in the 21st Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. Two of them participate in the event’s International Competition section, 28 in the various International Program sections, 12 in TDF’s new segment “From screen to Screen” and 39 in the latest addition section titled “Platform”.   In addition, the 21st TDF...

International Competition “Touch me not” / “Noli me tangere” guides the selection of this year’s IC films

  The International Competition section of the 21st Thessaloniki Documentary Festival discovers the boldest new voices of contemporary documentary filmmaking, presenting the first or second films by the most promising directors from all over the world. It is worth noting that the TDF is included -along with 28 leading film festivals- in the Documentary Feature Qualifying Festival List established by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Thus the documentary that wins TDF&rsquo...

EDN Announces Lineup of Projects Selected for Docs in Thessaloniki

EDN - European Documentary Network announces the final selection of projects to take part in Docs in Thessaloniki, the annual EDN pitching forum taking place from 1-5 March 2019 in Thessaloniki, Greece. Docs in Thessaloniki consists of a five-day program, where the selected documentary projects will be developed, re-written and pitched to a panel of international financiers. For the upcoming 21st edition of Docs in Thessaloniki, EDN has now announced the final selection of documentary project...

Last day to submit to Visions du Réel, International Film Festival Nyon 50th edition

  Submissions to the 50th edition of Visions du Réel, International Film Festival Nyon, are open until 21 December 2018. The online links must reach Visions du Réel by 1 January 2019 at the latest. We are looking for creative documentaries completed between April 2018 and March 2019 to be presented as world, international or European premieres. Learn more and submit a film >        ...

BaNeFF doc.short 19-21 dec wraps

   . _________ Justin Theatre Production welcome you to join us on a special tour which explores this unique Creative World inspired by Balkan! Theatre, films, lectures, music...   den 19 december 13-17 (sluten skolvisning)   13.00 The Last Church ...

Submit your docs to The American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund (AmDocs March 29 – April 4, 2019)

  January 12, 2019 Extended Deadline Academy Award® Qualifying Email I +1 760 322 3689 I 1833 S. Araby Drive #2 Palm Springs, CA 92264 United States I Website I Facebook I Twitter I Instagram I profile on The American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund (AmDocs) is one of the largest Docs only festivals in the United States, located near the media capital of Holl...

The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) announces its 2018 program

  The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) will return for its 21st annual edition this November 8 to 18. With 157 films from 47 countries and an extensive program of discussions and free activities, the RIDM is more committed than ever to its mission of democratizing and promoting auteur documentary cinema.   RIDM 2018 - Bande-annonce l Trailer from RIDM on Vimeo.   The festival will present 25 world premieres, 17 North American premieres, 30 Canadian...

Register your documentaries by 9 November for FIPA DOC in Biarritz

        FILM SUBMISSIONS CLOSING SOON... Register your documentaries by 9 November  ...

Submit your feature length, short and interactive projects to the East Doc Platform 2019!

​​​​​​​ The East Doc Platform is the largest co-production, funding and distribution platform tailor-made for Central and East European documentaries. Every year, we connect 120 East European filmmakers to more than 100 key decision makers - producers, broadcasters, distributors and festival programmers from around the world. Projects presented at East Doc Platform are also eligible for several awards by the Institut...

EDN to Discuss Support Structures for Documentary Sector with EU Policy Makers

Within the framework of the "Media & Society" initiative, EDN - European Documentary Network will meet members of the European Parliament on 27 September 2018 in Brussels, Belgium, in order to present the preliminary results of EDN's recent survey on the state of the documentary industry and discuss potential support structures for the documentary sector. The session, organized by Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Rebecca Harms and EDN, will be attended by several invit...

Project Selection for Lisbon Docs 2018

EDN - European Documentary Network announces the final selection of projects to take part in Lisbon Docs, the international financing and co-production forum taking place from 14-20 October in Lisbon, Portugal. Lisbon Docs is one of EDN's flagship programmes focusing on strategies to create top-quality documentary projects and delivering them to audiences worldwide. This year's edition of Lisbon Docs - New Gateways to Your Audience features an exciting selection of 23 international an...

EDN is Hiring a New Director

  EDN - European Documentary Network is seeking a new director to head Europe's largest documentary association, headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. The new director should be a well-connected individual with a clear vision for the future of the documentary sector. The designated director will start working from early 2019 onwards, replacing Paul Pauwels who has been at the helm of the association since May 2013. Applications for this position are accepted until September 7, 2018. E...

Call for entries for the 14th Lau Haizetara Documentary Co-Production Forum

  The deadline for the registration of projects is July, 13th  The XIV Lau Haizetara Documentary Co-production Forum will take place on 25th, 26th and 27th September 2018 within the framework of the 66th San Sebastian International Film Festival. Organised by IBAIA (Association of Independent Audiovisual Producers of the Basque Country) and the Industry Department of the San Sebastian Film Festival, this forum is an space in which to present documentary projects to potential funders...

2018 newportFILM Outdoors Screening Series opens with WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR

Academy Award winning filmmaker Morgan Neville, Award Winning Filmmaker Matt Tyrnauer and Best-selling Author Andrew Solomon Among Guests to Attend   newportFILM announced today an impressive lineup of world-class documentaries for their annual summer series newportFILM Outdoors, with guests including Academy Award winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (Twenty Feet from Stardom), award winning filmmaker Matt Tyrnauer (Valentino: The Last Emperor) director Nathaniel Kahn (...


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