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Festivals


Postponed Hot Docs film festival announces its 226 film lineup.

Source:  Variety The postponed Hot Docs film festival unveiled its lineup of 226 films on Tuesday. The 26th edition of the Toronto-based documentary film festival had been slated for April 30-May 10, but the event was postponed on March 13 due to the Covid-19...

“In a Whisper” and “Sunless Shadows” win top awards at IDFA

Source:  Realscreen and Variety Heidi Hassan and Patricia Pérez Fernández’s "In a Whisper" took home the award for Best Feature-Length Documentary at the International Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) on Wednesday. The film centers on two emigrated Cuban filmmakers...

“Lifeline: Clyfford Still” will make its world premiere at DOC NYC

Source:  Bloomberg Clyfford Still was not an easy man. He called the paintings of fellow abstract expressionist Barnett Newman “pathetic” and referred to influential art critic Clement Greenberg as “a small and lecherous man.”  He destroyed one of his own canvases by...

Chuck Todd talks about the Meet the Press Film Festival

Source:  TheWrap Ahead of the third annual Meet the Press Film Festival, anchor Chuck Todd and executive producer John Reiss spoke to TheWrap about expanding the Sunday show’s brand to keep up with the changing media landscape. “I don’t know how else to do this job in...

First trailer released for Toronto-bound “Women Make Film”

Source:  Variety Dogwoof and Hopscotch Films have released the first trailer for Mark Cousins’ 14-hour documentary “Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema,” which will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this month. Narrated by...

TIFF will screen a 14-hour documentary on female directors

Source:  IndieWire At last year's Toronto International Film Festival, documentary essayist Mark Cousins unveiled an ambitious new project: “Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Film,” which presents an alternative approach to film history exclusively through...