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Grierson Trust opens awards for submissions and calls for more diversity

Grierson Trust opens awards for submissions and calls for more diversity

The 2016 British Documentary Awards are now open for submissions. The Grierson Trust has made its annual call for entries to the most sought-after awards in the UK’s documentary calendar, better known as The Griersons, highlighting at the same time the need for more diversity in the industry. … Read entire article »

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Vice returns to Sheffield with Rule Britannia Pitch

Vice returns to Sheffield with Rule Britannia Pitch

VICE returns to Sheffield Doc/Fest to launch their Rule Britannia Pitch, offering filmmakers a chance to win a commission from the VICE UK documentary team. … Read entire article »

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Eye Want Change – documentary filmmakers go mobile

Eye Want Change – documentary filmmakers go mobile

Having launched in 2014, Eye Want Change’s third edition is full of little documentary gems, highlighting how technology has now made it possible for filmmakers to give voice to their ideas by means of a simple mobile phone.    … Read entire article »

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The Guardian Documentaries Pitch for short films

The Guardian Documentaries Pitch for short films

Sheffield Doc/Fest might have lost its Deputy Director Charlie Phillips to The Guardian two years ago, but this doesn’t mean Phillips stopped caring for the documentary filmmakers he worked with for so many years. For the second year in a row, the newspaper offers festival delegates the chance to pitch ideas for short docs and get £5000 towards their film and an online premiere on The Guardian website. … Read entire article »

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Archive footage documentary competition back on at Doc/Fest

Archive footage documentary competition back on at Doc/Fest

Once more ITN Source, the footage licensing division of news and multimedia content provider ITN, opens up its archive of 2.8 million news clips, programmes and films, to those participating in the ITN Source Short Film Competition at Sheffield Doc/Fest.  … Read entire article »

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Eye Want Change reclaims creativity of Selfie generation

Eye Want Change reclaims creativity of Selfie generation

Eye Want Change is a brand new documentary film competition that aims to celebrate ideas, creativity and the positive impact that technology can have on reporting. With the 2014 finalists’ films now showing online and at events, DG takes a look at the results. … Read entire article »

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IDFA announces documentary winners 2013

IDFA announces documentary winners 2013

The winners in the various competition sections have been announced at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam. Find out here which films and filmmakers took home the gong. … Read entire article »

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