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Stellar shortlist for 2013 PUMA Impact Award

Stellar shortlist for 2013 PUMA Impact Award

As a journalist covering lots of awards, with which you do not always agree (to say the least), it’s nice to finally see a shortlist you couldn’t agree with more. For this year’s PUMA Impact Award, a jury including Susan Sarandon, Gael Garcia Bernal and Ricken Patel, has announced the five competing documentaries to be: The Act of Killing, Bully, Give up Tomorrow, The Interrupters and The Invisible War. … Read entire article »

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Budrus wins PUMA.Creative Impact Award 2012

Budrus wins PUMA.Creative Impact Award 2012

Last night at an award ceremony held in Berlin, the documentary Budrus was announced as the winner of the 2012 PUMA.Creative Impact Award. … Read entire article »

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Puma.Creative Impact Award finalists named

Puma.Creative Impact Award finalists named

PUMA.Creative and the BRITDOC Foundation have announced their five finalists for the 2012 Creative Impact award which will honour the most significant positive impact on society or the environment with a €50,000 prize . … Read entire article »

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DG Approved: Rollaball

DG Approved: Rollaball

Meet Ghana’s most interesting football team: The Rolling Rockets. While they appear to be victims of poverty, they are taking control of their lives through sport. DocGeeks editor Alexandra Zeevalkink sets out what makes Rollaball a project we approve of. … Read entire article »

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Industry sessions at the East End Film Festival

Industry sessions at the East End Film Festival

The East End Film Festival has more on offer than just great films and docs. If you have £30 then we recommend you spend it on buying yourself a one day industry pass for the festival (which includes lunch!) and meet up with fellow doc makers at some of the fantastic events on offer. Here’s a little taster of what you can expect. … 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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Updated: Sundance Film Festival announces documentary line-up

Last night in Park City (UT) Sundance Institute announced the films selected for the documentary competitions of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. As ever the selection looks great with documentaries by both new and established directors. See the full list of films here. … Read entire article »

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