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Festivals


The curtain goes up on a documentary-rich New York Film Festival

Source:  Los Angeles Times Ninety-nine feature films will dot the sparkling lineup at the 55th New York Film Festival, which kicked off last night with Richard Linklater's "Last Flag Flying." The festival's documentaries as a whole are a vibrant, varied bunch, teaming...

Meet the founders of Disorder: The Rare Disease Film Festival

Source:  Rare Disease Report In a few weeks, Cambridge, Massachusetts will play host to Disorder: The Rare Disease Film Festival. Thirty films, many of which are documentaries, will be shown between October 2 and October 3, and each will highlight a rare disease. The...

Seven Documentaries You Need to See at the Venice Film Festival

Source:  Screen Daily 1.  Human Flow (USA and Germany) 2.  Wormwood (USA) 3.  The Devil And Father Amorth (USA) 4.  My Generation (UK) 5.  The Rape Of Recy Taylor (USA) 6.  Happy Winter (Italy) 7.  La Lunga Strada Del Ritorno (Italy) Read the story at Screen Daily....

New York Film Festival 2017 announces its documentary lineup

Source:  Variety The 2017 New York Film Festival’s Spotlight on Documentary lineup includes works by a number of notable directors, with world premieres by Vanessa Redgrave (“Sea Sorrow”), Alex Gibney (“No Stone Unturned”), and Griffin Dunne (“Joan Didion: The Center...

Wang Bing’s “Mrs. Fang” wins top prize at Locarno Festival

Source:  Variety A jury that included high profile directors Olivier Assayas and Miguel Gomes has awarded Wang Bing’s unblinkered documentary, “Mrs. Fang,” the Golden Leopard at the 70th anniversary edition of the Locarno Festival, which ends today. In keeping with...

10 Toronto Film Festival documentaries that could shake up the Oscars

Source:  IndieWire The race always begins at Sundance, but the Toronto International Film Festival documentary lineup will impact the list of Oscar contenders - and this year, without clear frontrunners, TIFF's influence will be greater than ever. See the list of 10...