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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 (...

Young European Film-makers Ready to Get Off to a Flying Start

  EFP FUTURE FRAMES presents ten exceptional young directors at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2018 THE LEGIONNAIRE by Hleb Papou (Italy) ­ Istituto Luce Cinecittà  Putting outstanding young directing talents from Europe in the spotlight, EFP FUTURE FRAMES presents ten film students and graduates and their award-winning work at the 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) in the Czech Republic (June 29 - Ju...

WMM New Releases YOURS IN SISTERHOOD and NOTHING WITHOUT US will screen at this year's Hot Docs Festival

  YOURS IN SISTERHOOD and NOTHING WITHOUT US                     ...

Visions du Réel 2018 Awards

    AWARDS & AWARDED FILMS' SCREENINGS Discover all the Awards of this 49th edition of Visions du Réel > Do not miss the screenings of the awarded films on Saturday 21 April at the Grande Salle (Salle Communale).   INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM COMPETITION Sesterce d'or La Mobilière Best feature film of the International Competition CH...

ILLUMINATE Film Festival Reveals 2018 Lineup

Renowned for their groundbreaking immersive approach to the film festival experience, the 5th annual ILLUMINATE Film Festival returns May 30th - June 3rd.  The premier conscious film festival, ILLUMINATE is dedicated to elevating awareness and inspiring lasting transformation through cinema.   With this intent, each season ILLUMINATE searches out the year’s most compelling, paradigm shifting, life-affirming films. For their 5th annual Festival, they have selected 26 conscio...

The DOK.fest 2018 Programme!

Filmstill Festival Trailer The programme of DOK.fest 2018 is online. To give you a quick overview we have sorted and structured our online programme by themes, sections as well as days. In our tag search, everyone will be able to find the "right" film – from people who are interested in politics or theatre to party animals or cinema and art lovers. Our programme sections present relevant and pressing issues from all over the world on big screens – in the c...

Hot Docs – EFP Presents 10 New Docs About Europe Today and Awards Fil

  WHEN PIGS COME by Biljana Tutorov, world sales: Slingshot Films, Italy   EFP‘s New Collaboration with Hot Docs Kicks Off in Toronto  THE CHANGING FACE OF EUROPE – European Film Promotion’s (EFP) new collaboration with Hot Docs presenting outstanding documentaries that reflect on the social and political changes affecting Europe today – will bring 17 directors and producers to North America’s most important docum...

Netflix Announces Two New True Crime Documentary Series: THE STAIRCASE and EVIL GENIUS

On the heels of Netflix’s pop-culture phenomenon Wild Wild Country  comes two true crime original documentary series, Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist and brand new episodes of the critically-acclaimed series The Staircase, which will launch alongside the original ten episodes. The next chapter of The Staircase will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.   View the first look sizzle here.   The Staircase follows the compelling s...

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THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS wins this year's DOK.fest Award of the SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit

  Dear friends of DOK.fest München, we are happy to present you the winner of this year's DOK.fest Award of the SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit: THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS by Simon Lereng Wilmont convinced the jury. The award will be handed over at the award ceremony on May 12th at HFF München.  Over one year, six metropolitans from different German cities sent each other one photo of their surroundings every week. The result...

7 days to go before Visions du Reel

        The two Pre-opening screenings of 12 April, with the film Anote's Ark by Matthieu Rytz, are already sold out. Great news: we have opened a third screening the same evening at 20:30, Salle Colombière (free admission). And the Opening Ceremony on Friday 13 April, with Of Fathers and Sons by Talal Derki, is sold out as well, but there are tickets left for the second screening ...


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