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What makes an Oscar winning documentary?

What makes an Oscar winning documentary?

On Monday morning, the world was awash with eager commentary about the gowns, gaffs and of course the award-winners of the 2014 Academy Awards. While most of the attention focussed on the fiction films (and poor old Leo DiCaprio), we here at Docgeeks were of course much more interested in who won in the competition for best feature documentary. … Read entire article »

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Watch: Oscar nominated documentary and short doc trailers

Watch: Oscar nominated documentary and short doc trailers

It’s that time of the year when we all moan, look surprised or smile from ear to ear – the Oscar nominations are in. Find out which five feature documentaries and which five short documentaries have made the cut. … Read entire article »

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How to Survive a Plague

How to Survive a Plague

It’s New York in the 1980s. Over 80,000 people are infected with AIDS in the US and over 45,000 have already died from the mysterious disease. The city is gripped with fear. It is, as Larry Kramer calls it, a plague. And there is no solution, no miracle cure. The US government is unwilling or unable to tackle the problem, and congress is rife with homophobia and religious indignation. … Read entire article »

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Alex Gibney shares his three tips for documentary success

Alex Gibney shares his three tips for documentary success

At the BFI London Film Festival, DocGeeks got the opportunity to sit down with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney, who was in London to promote his latest documentary film The Armstrong Lie. Find out what his key is to create success after success in documentary filmmaking. … Read entire article »

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God Loves Uganda; the pervasive influence of evangelical ‘armies’ in the Pearl of Africa

God Loves Uganda; the pervasive influence of evangelical ‘armies’ in the Pearl of Africa

Uganda is known as the ‘Pearl of Africa’ for its luscious forests, great lakes and spectacular mountains. But it also ranks among the poorest countries and has the youngest population in the world — 50% is under 15 years old. As shown in the documentary God Loves Uganda, this represents the ideal opportunity for American evangelicals to mould a nation in accordance with their conservative values. The film is insightful, intense and a must-see at … Read entire article »

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How to become a succesful documentary filmmaker?

How to become a succesful documentary filmmaker?

We just discovered a nice article that we wanted to share with you. It’s written by the guys over at The Knowledge, they interviewed the award-winning director Jon Blair (who owns a Oscar, BAFTA and two Emmys) on the future of documentaries and his recipe for success. … Read entire article »

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Which documentary will take home the prize for Best Short tonight?

Which documentary will take home the prize for Best Short tonight?

Tonight’s the night, it’s Oscar time. We’ve already made our predictions for the Best Documentary Feature Lenght category but we’ve not been brave enough to make a solid prediction on which film will win Best Documentary Short – what do you think? … Read entire article »

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