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Best Feature Documentary Oscar long-list announced

Best Feature Documentary Oscar long-list announced

It’s December, which traditionally means that the battle for the Oscars officially kicks off with extra screenings and expensive drink dos. It is also now when we first get an indication of which films might take home that all important statue. … Read entire article »

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IDFA picks strong slate of award winners

IDFA picks strong slate of award winners

Of Men and War by director Laurent Bécue-Renard has won the IDFA Award for Best Feature Documentary at the ceremony that marked the end of the 2014 festival in Amsterdam. … Read entire article »

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Light Fly, Fly High wins best documentary at One World Media Awards

Light Fly, Fly High wins best documentary at One World Media Awards

The winners of the One World Media Awards, which recognise excellence in international journalism, were announced Tuesday 6 May at Kings Place in London. … Read entire article »

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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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