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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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Dark Horse director to helm Ken Loach documentary

Dark Horse director to helm Ken Loach documentary

British director Louise Osmond, who was behind the Sundance winning hit Dark Horse, will direct the upcoming theatrical documentary on Ken Loach. … Read entire article »

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BFI Film Fund selects three documentaries at Doc/Fest

BFI Film Fund selects three documentaries at Doc/Fest

The BFI Film Fund has announced it will support three feature documentaries that pitched at a special session held at documentary festival Sheffield Doc/Fest. … Read entire article »

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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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