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BFI Film Fund selects three documentaries at Doc/Fest

BFI Film Fund selects three documentaries at Doc/Fest

The BFI Film Fund has announced it will support three feature documentaries that pitched at a special session held at documentary festival Sheffield Doc/Fest. … Read entire article »

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NFTS Film Clinic: A critical look at new talent

NFTS Film Clinic: A critical look at new talent

The NFTS recently showcased clips from their Film Clinic, a post-production scheme aimed at helping filmmakers turn incredible footage into finished films. The screening took place at Google HQ, with star-studded producer Simon Chinn and NFTS Head of Documentary Dick Fontaine having a good old chin-wag to set the scene. … Read entire article »

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Director Claus Drexel on his latest documentary Au Bord du Monde

Director Claus Drexel on his latest documentary Au Bord du Monde

Ahead of a screening of his latest film on homeless people in the streets of Paris, Au Bord du Monde, at the Glasgow International Film Festival, DocGeeks journalist Martin Parsons sat down with filmmaker Claus Drexel to discuss his foray into documentary making. … 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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How do you film the unfilmable?

How do you film the unfilmable?

Dochouse and the Frontline Club are joining forces hosting an evening of short documentaries to show the audience how to film the – almost – unfilmable. … Read entire article »

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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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