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East Meets East; a film about making a film premieres at EEFF 2012

East Meets East; a film about making a film premieres at EEFF 2012

Twenty budding young filmmakers from East London are set to reveal the secrets of filmmaking at East End Film Festival on 6th July with a documentary about their experiences of making a movie together. … Read entire article »

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Open City Docs Fest announces award winners

Open City Docs Fest announces award winners

After another successful festival, Open City Docs Fest announced the  winners of its five awards. Find out  which filmmakers were lucky enough to claim the prize. … Read entire article »

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Drought, Birth Story and Searching for Sugar Man win at LA Film Festival

Drought, Birth Story and Searching for Sugar Man win at LA Film Festival

Drought, a documentary by the Mexican director Everardo González about a north-eastern Mexico cattle-ranching community, was yesterday honoured by the jury as best documentary at the annual LA Film Festival where it had its US premiere. … Read entire article »

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Revenge of the Electric Car

Revenge of the Electric Car

Does a documentary about electric cars sound boring? Well, then you haven’t seen Revenge of the Electric Car yet, Chris Paine’s latest documentary about the comeback of a car that was once destroyed before it had a chance to flourish. Is the world ready for it now? … Read entire article »

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CHINA HEAVYWEIGHT 千錘百煉

CHINA HEAVYWEIGHT 千錘百煉

Award-winning director Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze) takes us back to China in his new documentary China Heavyweight and shows us the other side of China’s sporting successes. … Read entire article »

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Marina Abramovic: the artist is very present

Marina Abramovic: the artist is very present

She is stunning, seductive, fun and very determined, and for her last ever performance sits down on a chair for three whole months in the MoMA, devoting all her attention to the person in the seat opposite her, without speaking. It sounds mad but then again, Marina Abramovic is the ultimate performance artist who has wowed the art scene for over 40 years. Will Matthew Akers’ new film about her leave the audience equally spellbound? … Read entire article »

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Bear 71 – an unconventional documentary

Bear 71 – an unconventional documentary

The National Film Board of Canada’s latest interactive documentary tells us about the relationship between nature and technology in a pioneering, unconventional way. It premiered at Sundance Film Festival in January and has been stirring up intrigue and awe ever since. Kristy Hutter reviews Bear 71, the story of a tagged grizzly bear who roams the great wide north under constant protection and threat of developing technology. … Read entire article »

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