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Submission time for the Grierson 2014 British Documentary Awards

Submission time for the Grierson 2014 British Documentary Awards

Entries are invited for Grierson 2014 The British Documentary Awards. The Grierson Awards – for factual programmes and documentaries – recognise outstanding films that demonstrate integrity, originality and technical excellence, and social or cultural significance. … Read entire article »

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What makes an Oscar winning documentary?

What makes an Oscar winning documentary?

On Monday morning, the world was awash with eager commentary about the gowns, gaffs and of course the award-winners of the 2014 Academy Awards. While most of the attention focussed on the fiction films (and poor old Leo DiCaprio), we here at Docgeeks were of course much more interested in who won in the competition for best feature documentary. … Read entire article »

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Watch: Oscar nominated documentary and short doc trailers

Watch: Oscar nominated documentary and short doc trailers

It’s that time of the year when we all moan, look surprised or smile from ear to ear – the Oscar nominations are in. Find out which five feature documentaries and which five short documentaries have made the cut. … Read entire article »

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The Act of Killing and Alex Gibney double BAFTA nominees

The Act of Killing and Alex Gibney double BAFTA nominees

This morning BAFTA announced the nominees for its annual awards ceremony. This year, for the first time, the academy picked not three films to compete for the Best Documentary accolade, but five. … Read entire article »

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Grierson Awards documentary winners announced

Grierson Awards documentary winners announced

The great and the good of the documentary world came together last night in London to celebrate another great year of filmmaking and find out which documentarians would take home the much sought-after Grierson Awards. … Read entire article »

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Final Grierson nominations announced

Final Grierson nominations announced

It’s a toss-up between the strong calves of Bradley Wiggins, a local high street and the most luxurious hotel in the country – the list with final nominees in the running for a Grierson award has been announced. Find out which docs are in with a chance of winning the most prestigious documentary prize in the UK. … Read entire article »

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God Loves Uganda; the pervasive influence of evangelical ‘armies’ in the Pearl of Africa

God Loves Uganda; the pervasive influence of evangelical ‘armies’ in the Pearl of Africa

Uganda is known as the ‘Pearl of Africa’ for its luscious forests, great lakes and spectacular mountains. But it also ranks among the poorest countries and has the youngest population in the world — 50% is under 15 years old. As shown in the documentary God Loves Uganda, this represents the ideal opportunity for American evangelicals to mould a nation in accordance with their conservative values. The film is insightful, intense and a must-see at … Read entire article »

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