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Oppenheimer shocks again with The Look of Silence

Oppenheimer shocks again with The Look of Silence

If you thought documentary The Act of Killing was haunting then brace yourself for Joshua Oppenheimer’s latest film The Look of Silence. … Read entire article »

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Wiseman’s documentary on Britain’s National Gallery is too thorough for its own good

Wiseman’s documentary on Britain’s National Gallery is too thorough for its own good

Once again documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman has taken it upon himself to create an elaborate portrait of a cultural institution, this time highlighting what goes on at London’s National Gallery. But has his determination to include and showcase ‘everything’ killed a film that would otherwise be highly fascinating?  … Read entire article »

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Get your entries in for Grierson 2015: The British Documentary Awards

Get your entries in for Grierson 2015: The British Documentary Awards

Though in the UK we have the BAFTAs, the documentary and factual programmes industry’s highest achievement in the UK is actually winning a Grierson. … Read entire article »

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ITN Source and Audio Network launch short film competition at Sheffield Doc/Fest

ITN Source and Audio Network launch short film competition at Sheffield Doc/Fest

Create a short film using footage from ITN Source’s extensive archive collection and you could see your film on the big screen at Sheffield Doc/Fest. A new competition gives the winner the chance to screen his work as well as be presented with a £1000 cheque – not bad at all we thought! … Read entire article »

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Heather Croall leaves Sheffield Doc/Fest to head Adelaide Fringe Festival

Heather Croall leaves Sheffield Doc/Fest to head Adelaide Fringe Festival

Sheffield Doc/Fest’s CEO, Heather Croall, is to step down in February after nine years in the role. … Read entire article »

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IDFA Bertha Fund launches new Europe programme

IDFA Bertha Fund launches new Europe programme

IDFA’s new Bertha Fund for European filmmakers who are looking to co-produce documentaries with producers from developing countries, is now calling for entries. … Read entire article »

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Which documentaries can you expect to see at Sundance?

Which documentaries can you expect to see at Sundance?

“Renowned filmmakers and films about far-reaching subjects comprise this section highlighting our ongoing commitment to documentaries,” Sundance says. And indeed, far-reaching subjects they are. … Read entire article »

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