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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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My Neighbourhood: New doc from award-winn​ing creators of ‘Budrus’

My Neighbourhood: New doc from award-winn​ing creators of ‘Budrus’

Amidst increasing tension in Jerusalem, the creators of ‘Budrus’ release a new short doc chronicling settlement growth in the city and a non-violent campaign to halt it. … Read entire article »

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New website launched for DocHouse

New website launched for DocHouse

An exciting new website for DocHouse was launched yesterday. The organisation promotes independent, international documentary at all levels, creates new audiences and invests in the development of new documentary talent. … Read entire article »

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Grierson shortlist announced

Grierson shortlist announced

The Grierson Trust has announced the shortlist for the 2012 British Documentary Awards – find out which documentaries are in the running for Britain’s most prestigious documentary awards. … Read entire article »

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BFI figures reveal record year for UK documentaries

BFI figures reveal record year for UK documentaries

Overall 2011 was a record year for UK documentaries, the BFI have said in their annual statistical yearbook published this week, with Senna breaking the box office record and a total of 68 documentaries released in the cinema. … Read entire article »

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Crowdfunding tips from IndieGoGo

Crowdfunding tips from IndieGoGo

Have you ever started a crowfunding campaign online that didn’t reach its goal? Are you planning to start a crowdfunding campaign for your next documentary? If so then read this; an authority is speaking! Crowdfunding is becoming more and more popular in this post-crisis era (or perhaps it’s not ‘post’ yet). Many films we see in the cinema have not been funded in what you could call the traditional way but by funds raised through a collection of  supporters. … 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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