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Documentary highlights at the Berlinale 2016

Documentary highlights at the Berlinale 2016

The Berlinale is one of Europe’s film festivals which has championed the documentary genre for many years. And 2016 is no different, this year a total of 77 documentaries will be screening in a variety of forms.  … Read entire article »

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New study highlights challenges for documentary filmmakers

New study highlights challenges for documentary filmmakers

The findings of a survey carried out by Whicker’s World Foundation for Sheffield Doc/Fest and the European Documentary Network (EDN) highlight rising costs and low pay.  … Read entire article »

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BBC to explore assisted suicide question in new documentary

BBC to explore assisted suicide question in new documentary

How to Die: Simon’s Choice is a one-off 90-minute observational documentary telling the remarkable and poignant story of one man facing the unimaginable decision of whether to end his life at a suicide clinic.  … Read entire article »

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Taxi Tehran – this journey through Iran doesn’t last long enough

Taxi Tehran – this journey through Iran doesn’t last long enough

What starts out as a light and funny taxi ride through the capital, a two fingers up to the establishment that prevents a brilliant filmmaker from what he does best, is in fact a feature which gives the audience the most accurate and honest view yet of  the position and strength of cinema in a regime which is afraid to show its true face. … Read entire article »

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Searching for Sugar Man producer takes on iconic fashion magazine

Searching for Sugar Man producer takes on iconic fashion magazine

Academy Award-winning documentary film producer Simon Chinn and his cousin, Emmy Award-winning Jonathan Chinn, will be working on a new 2-part TV documentary on the British iconic style magazine Vogue. … Read entire article »

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What to expect from Michael Moore’s Where to Invade Next?

What to expect from Michael Moore’s Where to Invade Next?

Nobody is surprised to learn of a documentary filmmaker revealing secrets through his work, however, it did come as a surprise to the international film world when we learned that Michael Moore had managed to keep his own film a complete secret. … Read entire article »

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Shortlist announced for Grierson 2015: The British Documentary Awards

Shortlist announced for Grierson 2015: The British Documentary Awards

Two broadcasters, the BBC and Channel 4 have excelled in the amount of documentaries up for awards, both in the Best Documentary on a Contemporary Theme – Domestic category as well as the other sections, such as Best Documentary on Current Affairs and Best Arts Documentary. … Read entire article »

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