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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 ...

East Silver, a documentary market specialized in Eastern and Central European documentary film, is open for submissions.

  East Silver, a documentary market specialized in Eastern and Central European documentary film, is open for submissions. Submit your film to the largest internationally recognized database of creative feature and television documentary films from Central and Eastern Europe.   Application deadlines for the 15th edition:  Submission deadline for films produced in 2017: March 31, 2018 Submission deadline for films produced in 2018: May 31, 2018 Submission dea...

dok.incubator announces participants and films for 2018

selection of the talented filmmakers whose projects will be developed at dok.incubator 2018. We were happy to have received a record number of 101 applications, from all over the world, including dozens of projects from South America, Asia and the United States. It was extremely difficult to choose among them and in the final selection round the committee placed a huge emphasis on the variety of the films.   Please check out the selected participants and films HERE ...

Discover the full programme of Visions du Réel

  FILM PROJECTS: THE 2018 SELECTION       VISIONS DU RÉEL INDUSTRY Film projects: the 2018 selection With its Industry programme, Visions du Réel has been providing for the past 16 years a space to work, for encounters and reflection for documentary professionals: international producers, directors, distributors, inte...

Conference on the future of documentary film at DOK.fest

    Documentary formats have become more and more popular, whereas production conditions in Germany are getting worse. During DOK.fest, a special event featuring this controversy is going to focus on the future of German feature documentary films and trying to find solutions for the dilemma.  CINEMA AT ITS BEST?  Conference on the future of German feature documentary films on May 3rd, 2018 Panel during 2017 The ...

Ten Outstanding Documentaries Selected for EFP's New Collaboration with Hot Docs, Toronto

THE CHANGING FACE OF EUROPE   THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS by Simon Lereng Wilmont What moves people in Europe? What triggers and lies beneath the manifold changes in the political, social and economical landscape? For a better understanding and insight into the rapidly evolving processes affecting Europe today EFP (European Film Promotion) in collaboration with Hot Docs - Canadian International Documentary Festival (April 26 - May 6, 2018) presents T...

Submit your Docs to the 21st UNAFF, which runs between October 18-28, 2018 in Palo Alto : Theme is tomorrow

21st UNAFF CALL FOR ENTRIES SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN for the 21st UNAFF, which runs between October 18-28, 2018 in Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, San Francisco and Stanford University.    UNAFF celebrates the power of international documentary films dealing with human rights, the environment, refugees, famine, homelessness, racism, disease control, women's issues, children, universal education, ...

DOC LAB POLAND Honoured With The EDN Award 2018

The 14th EDN Award is presented to Adam Ślesicki and Katarzyna Ślesicka from DOC LAB POLAND. They receive the award in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the development of the European documentary culture through their work in connection with the DOC LAB POLAND initiative. Adam Ślesicki and Katarzyna Ślesicka receive the 2018 EDN Award for their work in establishing and running DOC LAB POLAND, which is the largest and most multi-faceted program for documentary filmmakers or...

Beyond The Borders calling for your documentaries

Call for Submission 22/01/2018 «BEYOND THE BORDERS» 3rd International Documentary Festival Castellorizo Island, Greece August 26 - September 2, 2018       Call for submission 22 January - April 22 2018   « Let us bring the world to Castellorizo Island and take Castellorizo Island to the world! » The 3rd International Documentary Festival “Beyond the Borders”, Castellorizo island, has the plea...

id w - interactive documentary workshop calling for entry

We are looking forward to build a committed group of participants for the 6th edition of the interactive documentary workshop, a five-day residential programme focusing on the development of interactive and transmedia nonfiction projects.   If you have any new project ideas you are working on we will be more than happy to receive them! During the workshop – featuring lectures, case-studies pr...

Crossing Borders 2018: Call for Submissions

Documentary Campus and EDN – European Documentary Network are calling for documentary projects for Crossing Borders 2018. Documentary makers in Europe and Asia ,who are interested in developing their documentaries for the international market, can now submit their projects for the next edition of the Crossing Borders programme presented in partnership with Fox Networks Group Asia Pacific Limited, Taiwan Branch. The deadline for applications is 16 April 2018. Crossing Borders is a traini...

The new edition of the EAST DOC PLATFORM opens tomorrow

The new edition of the EAST DOC PLATFORM is slowly coming and I would like to share with you our latest press release (see attachment with the official poster).   This year, the platform opens a very important theme that concern all of us - the rise of nationalism, as well as on the efforts to stifle critical voices in the media and independent documentary filmmaking. The EAST DOC PLATFORM, the largest event for documentary professionals in Central and Eastern Europe, takes place March ...

East Doc Platform presents...The Dazzling Light of Eastern Documentary

  ... The Dazzling Light of Eastern Documentary     In cooperation with the Institute of Documentary Film, we present a selection of the best documentaries from Central and Eastern Europe. They all participated in East Doc Platform,...

VdR On Tour Nyon: Lumière! L'aventure commencea World Treasure

A WORLD TREASURE Français       VdR On Tour Nyon: Lumière! L'aventure commence Embark on a journey into the universe of the founders of cinema, through excerpts of truly essential films that illuminate the world of contemporary filmmaking. According to Martin Scorsese this is a 'national treasure'! At Cinémas Cap...

Crossing Borders Appoints Chris Humphrey as new Head of Studies

Crossing Borders, a joint training program by Documentary Campus and the European Documentary Network, appoints Chris Humphrey, Director of Production, A+E NETWORKS ASIA (Singapore), as new Head of Studies for Crossing Borders. Steven Seidenberg, Head of International Coproduction, LIC (China), ends his 7-year tenure as Head of Studies for Crossing Borders in February 2018. The Executive Board of Documentary Campus, a European initiative that provides advanced training to documentar...


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