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Share your ideas on the future of documentary

Share your ideas on the future of documentary

¡Documentary Now! is an annual conference that brings together scholars, filmmakers, students, and interested members of the public to discuss current trends in documentary film, from the return of documentary as a theatrical box office phenomenon, to broadcast television, the web, and beyond. This year DocGeeks will attend and hope you do too. … Read entire article »

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Documentary winners at Sundance 2012

Documentary winners at Sundance 2012

Last night Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute for filmmaking announced the Jury, Audience and other special awards of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival at the awards ceremony in Park City, Utah. DocGeeks gives you an overview of this year’s winners, of whom we no doubt will hear a lot more in the year ahead. … Read entire article »

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Review: Don’t Think

Review: Don’t Think

Opening on the beautiful and deceptively simple image of cutlery cascading through screen could almost be seen as a metaphor for the music of the Chemical Brothers.  However ‘deceptively simple’ is not a phrase that would describe the aural assault that is Don’t Think, Adam Smith’s masterful account of the Chemical Brothers’ performance at the 2011 Fuji Rock festival in Niigata, Japan.  … Read entire article »

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Review: 66 Months

Review: 66 Months

Nigel, a vulnerable thirty-something alcoholic from Oxford, slipped through the net of social services for a period of 66 months. During this time ‘in the wild’ director James Bluemel and producer Gordon Wilson followed him closely and now provide us with an utter sad and sometimes disturbingly intimate view of what life can be like in a ‘welfare state’. … Read entire article »

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Overview of Best Documentary nominees’ trailers

Overview of Best Documentary nominees’ trailers

Earlier today the Academy announced the nominations  for the 84th Academy Awards ceremony. Up for Best Documentary Feature are Hell and Back Again, If a Tree Falls, Paradise Lost 3, Pina and Undefeated. In case you haven’t seen all five nominees, watch the official trailers here and tell us which you think should win.   … Read entire article »

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Best Documentary Feature Oscar nominations revealed

The nominations for the 84th Academy Awards ceremony have been announced today by Academy president Tom Sherak and Academy member and Oscar-nominated actress Jennifer Lawrence. … Read entire article »

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Bought, revealed and sued: What’s happening at Sundance 2012?

Bought, revealed and sued: What’s happening at Sundance 2012?

Starting only last Friday, Sundance has already managed to once again draw the attention of the documentary world onto itself and set the agenda for the coming year. Here a short overview of the opening weekend’s events. … Read entire article »

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