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Alan Berliner’s First Cousin Once Removed

Alan Berliner’s First  Cousin Once Removed

An intimate and at times uncomfortable portrait of Alzheimer’s, First Cousin Once Removed tracks American poet Edwin Honig’s losing battle with the disease. The latest work of director Alan Berliner, winner of three Emmy Awards and an IDA Documentary Award, has got all the hallmarks of his previous critically acclaimed work – snappy editing, staccato sound effects, a typewriter motif, and a deeply personal exploration of his family … Read entire article »

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NFB to return to IDFA with brand new docs

NFB to return to IDFA with brand new docs

One of the most innovative forces when it comes to interactive documentary making, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has announced it will return to IDFA this November with no less than four projects. … Read entire article »

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Win 2 tickets to First Cousin Once Removed + Q&A with Alan Berliner

Win 2 tickets to First Cousin Once Removed + Q&A with Alan Berliner

First Cousin Once Removed took home the top award at IDFA last winter. Its director, the renowned Alan Berliner will be in London to give a talk following a special screening – find out here how you can win two tickets. … Read entire article »

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IDFA 2013 to focus on documentaries from Southeast Asia

IDFA 2013 to focus on documentaries from Southeast Asia

With a special themed programme highlighting the works of 14 Asian documentary filmmakers and a top 10 curated by Cambodian documentary director Rithy Panh, IDFA 2013 shows its dedication to shine a light on the great works coming from Southeast Asia. … 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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IDFA Bertha Fund announce first documentary selection of 2013

IDFA Bertha Fund announce first documentary selection of 2013

The IDFA Bertha Fund has concluded the first selection round for 2013. Sixteen documentary projects were selected from 306 submissions, hailing from such countries as Madagascar, Cuba, Egypt and Libya. … Read entire article »

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Berliner’s documentary offers first-hand account of living with Alzheimer’s

Berliner’s documentary offers first-hand account of living with Alzheimer’s

For obvious reasons, it’s difficult to get a first-hand account of what it’s like to have Alzheimer’s disease. But Alan Berliner’s documentary comes awfully close. Kristy Hutter reviews IDFA’s grand prize winner First Cousin Once Removed. … Read entire article »

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