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The state of documentary filmmaking in the Arab world

The state of documentary filmmaking in the Arab world

Arab documentaries found themselves in a ghetto around the 80s and 90s, struggling to step outside the state dominated arena. And if they were made, they were often funded or part funded from abroad. But now the market is changing, the game changer upon reflection being the launch of Al Jazeera in the late 90s followed by top class organisations such as the Dubai International Film Festival, the Doha Film Institute. So, what can we … Read entire article »

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IDFA wants your films to sell & screen

IDFA wants your films to sell & screen

Are you looking to pitch your documentary idea to commissioning editors or are you looking for a distribution channel for your doc? Then IDFA’s Forum and Docs for Sale programmes could be an option. Both programmes are now open to submissions. … Read entire article »

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The Moo Man: Sundance opened doors, now we want the big screen

The Moo Man: Sundance opened doors, now we want the big screen

Filmmakers Andy Heathcote and Heike Bachelier, creators of the fabulous documentary The Moo Man, describe their experience of having a film enter the Sundance Film Festival and how they are now looking for help from the audience to self fund their acclaimed doc onto the big screen. … Read entire article »

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POV lists valuable documentary resources

POV lists valuable documentary resources

Just in case you hadn’t seen it yet, the lovely people at POV have launched a new feature on their site, providing you with a topnotch overview of resources for documentary filmmakers. … Read entire article »

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Meet your documentary match at Sheffield Doc/Fest’s MeetMarket

Meet your documentary match at Sheffield Doc/Fest’s MeetMarket

Yes it’s that time of the year again. Sheffield Doc/Fest is taking submissions for its high profile pitching format MeetMarket, giving you the chance to meet your documentary funder, buyer or mentor. … Read entire article »

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Sheffield Doc/Fest offers new mentoring scheme to regional documentary filmmakers

Sheffield Doc/Fest offers new mentoring scheme to regional documentary filmmakers

Here at DocGeeks we often focus on the documentary scene within the capital, the simple reason being that we’re only small and can’t cover everything. This time, however, we’re doing it the other way around: this post will only be of interest of you if you’re a documentary filmmaker from outside London. … Read entire article »

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Documentary hopes to change stance on drugs via YouTube release (watch)

Documentary hopes to change stance on drugs via YouTube release (watch)

With a loud bang Sundog pictures have released a new documentary on YouTube in the hope that it will change our views on the war on drugs, and can instigate a demand for change. DocGeeks reviews the film already endorsed by a variety of Presidents and asks; are we ready to break the taboo? … Read entire article »

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