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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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What are UK documentary commissioners looking for this season?

What are UK documentary commissioners looking for this season?

Earlier this week at BAFTA in London, some of the top documentary commissioners in the UK told us all about what they are looking for in 2013/14 – valuable information if you’re looking to pitch an idea. … Read entire article »

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How to become a succesful documentary filmmaker?

How to become a succesful documentary filmmaker?

We just discovered a nice article that we wanted to share with you. It’s written by the guys over at The Knowledge, they interviewed the award-winning director Jon Blair (who owns a Oscar, BAFTA and two Emmys) on the future of documentaries and his recipe for success. … Read entire article »

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Searching For Sugar Man picks up top award at BAFTAs

Searching For Sugar Man picks up top award at BAFTAs

Malik Bendjelloul’s Searching for Sugar Man took home another prize this weekend after winning the award for Best Documentary Feature at the BAFTAs. The Imposter‘s director Bart Layton and producer Dimitri Doganis bagged the award for Outstanding Debut. … Read entire article »

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British Academy announces nominees for 2013 film awards

British Academy announces nominees for 2013 film awards

The British Academy has announced the films nominated for its 2013 awards today, with two documentaries not only nominated for Best Documentary but also for Outstanding Debut. … Read entire article »

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Senna wins BAFTAs for best documentary and best editing

Senna wins BAFTAs for best documentary and best editing

Last night Asif Kapadia’s documentary, Senna, received BAFTAs for best documentary and editing at the annual awards ceremony which took place at the Royal Opera House in London. Other nominees for the prestigious prize were Martin Scorsese’s George Harrison: Living in the Material World, and James Marsh’s Project Nim. … Read entire article »

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Documentary in crisis? “Bollocks” says BAFTA winner Brian Woods

Documentary in crisis? “Bollocks” says BAFTA winner Brian Woods

Despite budgets getting tighter and tighter in the documentary making world, more factual films are being watched now than ever before. As cheap camera phones and other technology have turned us all into potential filmmakers, there is really no excuse anymore not to start making documentaries. Multiple BAFTA winner and True Vision productions founder Brian Woods talks to DG about his experiences and gives us advice on how to get your work commissioned. … Read entire article »

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