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Documentaries and events to look out for at the BFI Flare

Documentaries and events to look out for at the BFI Flare

The London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival is back, now in its 28th year, bringing an expanded programme of features, shorts and documentaries, as well as special events and brandishing a new name: BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival. … Read entire article »

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BFI Future Film Festival dedicates day to young documentarians

BFI Future Film Festival dedicates day to young documentarians

On Friday 21 Feb, the BFI Future Film Festival will return to London, and this year’s line-up will include a full day dedicated to documentary screenings and events. … Read entire article »

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Alex Gibney shares his three tips for documentary success

Alex Gibney shares his three tips for documentary success

At the BFI London Film Festival, DocGeeks got the opportunity to sit down with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney, who was in London to promote his latest documentary film The Armstrong Lie. Find out what his key is to create success after success in documentary filmmaking. … Read entire article »

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The Stuart Hall Project: Sidestepping the trappings of a conventional biographical doc

The Stuart Hall Project: Sidestepping the trappings of a conventional biographical doc

Who is Stuart Hall? Aside from being a famous cultural theorist I read at university, apparently he’s also a celebrated broadcaster and leftist commentator who’s been called one of the 20th century’s most influential intellectuals. I hope I’m not the only one amazed to hear the story behind all those textbooks, to be shocked that such an eminent professor had a pivotal role in the most exciting periods of post-war British history. … Read entire article »

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Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer

Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer

Filmmakers Mike Lerner and Maksim Pozdorovkin bring the story of the Russian feminist punk-movement back into the spotlight once more, providing an insight to a political trial that spiralled into an international media circus. Emma Norton reviews. … Read entire article »

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Documentary filmmakers get new pitching opportunities from BFI

Documentary filmmakers get new pitching opportunities from BFI

The BFI Film Fund has announced new pitching opportunities for documentary filmmakers. Applications for documentary production funding will now take place twice yearly at new pitching sessions. One will take place at Sheffield Doc/Fest in June and the second has been announced to take place in London later in the year. … Read entire article »

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I Am Divine documentary to open BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

I Am Divine documentary to open BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

In one month’s time the BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (LLGFF) is back at the BFI Southbank for its 27th edition. Though the full programme is yet to be announced, here’s a taster of things to come (including a documentary as opening film). … Read entire article »

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